Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Gophers (-10)
The Purdue Boilermakers (2-2) are hitting the road to Huntington Bank Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0). Minnesota is 10-point favorites. The over/under is 52.5.
The Purdue Boilermakers come into this game with a record of 2-2 this season. In their last game, the Boilermakers stepped onto the field against the Florida Atlantic Owls and took home the win by a score of 28-26. Austin Burton finished 21/29 with 166 yds through the air and 3 TDs. He had a QB rate of 147.7 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Devin Mockobee was the leader on the ground for the Boilermakers with 6 attempts for 37 yards (6.2 yards per carry). On the day, they tallied 67 plays for 354 yds. The Purdue Boilermakers ran the rock 36 times and had 188 yds, which had them averaging 5.2 yds per carry. Against the run, the Boilermakers conceded 190 yards on 43 tries, which averages out to 4.4 yards per run surrendered. Purdue allowed 18 completions on 30 tries for 230 yds, and a completion percentage of 60.0%.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Purdue Boilermakers hold an average of 36.0 points per contest. As a team they are averaging 135.5 yards on the ground which has them sitting 91st in the nation. The Boilermakers have tallied 1,786 total yards for the year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Purdue has amassed 11 touchdowns via the pass and 7 rushing touchdowns. Purdue has accrued 100 first downs, and they have committed 30 penalties for 298 yards. They have turned the ball over 5 different times.
When talking about passing yardage, the Boilermakers have conceded 813 yds which puts them in 47th in D-1. They are allowing 203.3 yards per outing through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 51.2%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 319.3 yards/outing which puts them 34th in the nation. They have conceded 10 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 1 touchdown on the ground. They are allowing 3.2 yards per rushing attempt and 116.0 rushing yards per game this year. During this campaign, they have conceded 464 rushing yards through 4 contests. The Boilermakers rank 62nd in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 23.3 PPG.
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The Golden Gophers come into this game with a record of 4-0 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Golden Gophers got the victory with a final of 34-7 against the Michigan State Spartans. Tanner Morgan (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 268 yards on 23/26 passing while his quarterback rating was 213.1. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 10.3. Mohamed Ibrahim carried the football 22 times for 103 yds, ending the game with 4.7 yards per carry for Minnesota. Minnesota ran the ball for 5.0 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 240 yds on 48 carries. The Golden Gophers finished the contest with 508 yards while they ran 74 plays (6.9 yds per play). The Golden Gophers secondary conceded a completion percentage of 74.2%, surrendering 202 yards on 23 out of 31 passing. Minnesota surrendered 14 rushing attempts for 38 yards (2.7 yards per carry).
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 543.0 yards per game, ranking them 3rd in the country. The Minnesota offense has compiled 153 penalty yds on 17 infractions, which has them ranked 119th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. During the season to this point, the Golden Gophers have a total of 994 yards through the air as well as an average of 248.5 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 67th in the nation. When discussing their ability to score points, the Golden Gophers rank 11th in Division 1 with an average of 45.8 points per game.
The Golden Gophers are giving up 6.0 points per contest, which puts them 2nd in college football. Minnesota has allowed the opposition a total of 247 yards via the ground game (61.8 yards/game) as well as 0 touchdowns via the rush for the year. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 24 total points. They have allowed 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 126.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 2nd in the country. The Golden Gophers defense has taken the field for 187 plays, which ranks 2nd in college football.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Golden Gophers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers -10
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