Purdue vs. Nebraska - 10/31/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-5) at Purdue Boilermakers (1-6)
College Football: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Ross-Ade Stadium)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers +10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Purdue Boilermakers play Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers could use a big road victory after losing three of their last four games. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is completing 53.5 percent of his passes for 2,052 yards, 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Armstrong has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Jordan Westerkamp and Brandon Reilly have combined for 1,010 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Alonzo Moore has 17 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 180.8 yards per contest, and Terrell Newby leads the way with 641 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 24.8 points and 420.3 yards per game. Byerson Cockrell leads the Cornhuskers with 51 tackles, Nate Gerry has three interceptions and Freedom Akinmoladun has 4.5 sacks. Boaz Joseph, Chris Weber and David Knevel are questionable.
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The Purdue Boilermakers need a victory here to snap a brutal five-game losing streak. David Blough is completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 830 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions. Blough has two passing touchdowns in his last three games. DeAngelo Yancey and Danny Anthrop have combined for 564 receiving yards and three touchdowns while D.J. Knox has 20 receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 134.8 yards per contest, and Markell Jones leads the way with 458 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 32.9 points and 427.6 yards per game. Danny Ezechukwu leads the Boilermakers with 51 tackles, Leroy Clark has two interceptions and Antoine Miles has four sacks. Chazmyn Turner and Wyatt Cook are questionable.
The Cornhuskers are 3-0-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Boilermakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Nebraska has had some tough luck this season, but it doesn't get much worse than Purdue in the Big Ten. The highlight of the Boilermakers season has been a close contest against Michigan State. Other than that, Purdue has played some ugly football. Give me the Cornhuskers by double digits by default.