Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 11/11/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Boilermakers (+2)
The Purdue Boilermakers (2-7) will try to defeat the Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-4) at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Minnesota opens as 2-point favorites. The total comes in at 44.5.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers step onto the field holding a record of 5-4 this season. In their last contest, the Golden Gophers faced the Illinois Fighting Illini and went home with a loss by a final score of 27-26. Athan Kaliakmanis connected on 11/22 with 167 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 158.8 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Jordan Nubin was the best rusher for the Golden Gophers with 19 carries for 75 yds (3.9 yds per carry). On the day, they ran 57 plays which totaled 260 yards. The Minnesota Golden Gophers ran the ball a total of 35 different times and totaled 93 yds, which had them averaging 2.7 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Gophers conceded 74 yards on 36 attempts, which is an average of 2.1 yards per run allowed. Minnesota conceded 27 completions on 34 attempts for a total of 297 yds, and a completion percentage of 79.4%.
The Golden Gophers have earned 2,779 total yards this year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Minnesota has earned 10 touchdowns via the pass and 10 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 12 different times. Minnesota has 170 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 30 infractions for 280 yards. As a unit they're averaging 165.4 yards on the ground ranking this team at 55th in college football. In terms of putting points on the board, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 21.7 points per contest.
Concerning yards through the air, the Golden Gophers are allowing 2,015 yards which has them sitting in 57th in the nation. They have relinquished 223.9 yards per contest through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 62.2%. In total, they are conceding 337.3 yards/outing ranking them 39th in the nation. They have given up 15 touchdowns through the air as well as 9 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are giving up 3.8 yards per rushing attempt and 113.4 yards on the ground per game on the year. Overall, they have conceded 1,021 rushing yards through 9 games. The Golden Gophers sit in 49th in the nation when it comes to team defense, conceding 23.2 PPG.
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The Boilermakers head into this game 2-7 for this year. When they last played, the Boilermakers walked away with a loss by a score of 41-13 when they played the Michigan Wolverines. Hudson Card (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 144 yards on 12/28 passing while his quarterback rating was 90.7. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 5.1. Tyrone Tracy Jr. carried the football 11 times for 61 yards, ending the contest with 5.5 yds per carry for Purdue. Purdue ran the football for 4.3 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 125 yards on 29 attempts. The Boilermakers finished with a total of 269 yds on 57 plays (4.7 yds per play). The Boilermakers pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 64.9%, surrendering 335 yds on 24 out of 37 through the air. Purdue gave up 34 rushing attempts for 110 yards (3.2 yds per rush).
In terms of their ability to score points, the Boilermakers currently rank 110th in Division 1 holding an average of 20.9 PPG. The Purdue Boilermakers maintain an average of 340.3 yards per outing, which is good for 100th in college football. The Purdue offense has totaled 526 penalty yds on 57 violations, which has them ranked 50th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. They have given away 8 picks while surrendering 6 fumbles and they have been able to record 175 1st downs. During this campaign thus far, the Boilermakers currently have a total of 1,868 passing yards along with holding an average of 207.6 passing yards per outing, ranking them 90th in Division 1. They have an average of 132.8 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 1,195 yards for the year.
Purdue has given up a total of 1,340 yards via the ground game (148.9 yards/game) in addition to 20 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have allowed the opposition 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 238.9 yards/outing, which puts them in 90th in the country. They have totaled 8 fumbles and 6 interceptions this year. The Boilermakers defense has been on the field for 608 plays, which ranks 77th in the country. The Boilermakers are surrendering 31.2 points per game, which has them sitting 109th in the nation. This year, they have given up 281 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Golden Gophers/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Boilermakers +2
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