Purdue Boilermakers vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orange (+1)
The Purdue Boilermakers (1-1) are on their way to JMA Wireless Dome on Saturday where they will play the Syracuse Orange (2-0). Syracuse opens as 1-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 57.5.
The Purdue Boilermakers come into this game with a record of 1-1 this season. The last time they took the field, the Boilermakers took on the Indiana State Sycamores and earned the victory with a final of 56-0. Devin Mockobee was the leader on the ground for the Boilermakers with 13 carries for 78 yards (6.0 yards per carry). Aidan O'Connell finished 17/19 with 211 yds passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 252.2 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Against the run, the Boilermakers conceded 51 yards on 36 attempts, which calculates to 1.4 yards per run allowed. Purdue relinquished 9 pass completions on 20 tries for 94 yds, and a completion rate of 45.0%. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 75 plays which gave them a total of 521 yds. The Purdue Boilermakers ended up rushing 45 times and accrued 232 yds, which is an average of 5.2 yds per attempt.
The Boilermakers have tallied 947 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Purdue has totaled 5 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the football over 3 times. Purdue has amassed 54 first downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 12 infractions for 105 yds. As a unit they are averaging 146.5 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 82nd in the country. When talking about putting points on the board, the Purdue Boilermakers are sitting at 43.5 points per game.
The Boilermakers rank 44th in the country in terms of team defense, giving up 17.5 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.2 yards per run and 74.5 rushing yards per game for the year. During the season, they have allowed 149 rushing yards through 2 games. Concerning passing yards, the Boilermakers have conceded 402 yds which has them ranked 51st in the nation. They have relinquished 201.0 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 50.8%. Overall, they are conceding 275.5 yards/outing ranking them 28th in Division 1. They have conceded 4 touchdowns by air and 1 touchdown running the ball.
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The Orange head into this game 2-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Orange took home the win by a final score of 48-14 against the Connecticut Huskies. Sean Tucker ran the football 27 times for 112 yds, finishing the game with 4.1 yds per carry for Syracuse. Garrett Shrader (3 TDs) finished the game with 292 yards on 20/23 through the air while his quarterback rating was 236.6. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 12.7. Syracuse conceded 27 running attempts for 97 yards (3.6 yds per rush). The Orange secondary conceded a completion rate of 84.2%, surrendering 105 yards on 16 for 19 through the air. The Orange finished with a total of 470 yds while running 77 plays (6.1 yds per play). Syracuse ran the football for 3.1 yards per tote, totaling 156 yards on 51 carries.
The Syracuse Orange average 459.5 yards per game, which ranks them 46th in the country. The Syracuse offense has racked up 122 yds of penalties on 21 violations, which ranks 8th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. For the season thus far, the Orange currently sit at 556 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 278.0 passing yards per game, which is ranked 41st in the country. When discussing their ability to score points, the Orange are ranking 37th in D-1 holding an average of 39.5 points per outing.
Syracuse has surrendered a total of 234 yards rushing (117.0 yards per game) as well as 2 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have allowed the opposition 1 touchdown through the air in addition to 151.0 yards per contest, which has them in 19th in D-1. The Orange defense has participated in 100 plays, which is good for 3rd in the country. The Orange are giving up 10.5 points per game, ranking them 18th in the country. This season, they have given up 21 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Orange college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Boilermakers -1
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