Purdue Boilermakers (1-1) at Missouri Tigers (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Memorial Stadium-Columbia)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -7.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Purdue Boilermakers and the Missouri Tigers face off from Columbia in week 3 college football action on Saturday afternoon.
The Purdue Boilermakers will look to build some momentum after winning their first game of the season, defeating Ohio by a final score of 44-21. David Blough led Purdue, completing 11 of his 13 pass attempts for 235 yards and 3 touchdowns. Tario Fuller led the Purdue backfield, racking up 142 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, while Brian Lankford-Johnson contributed 62 yards on the ground. Cole Herdman, Brycen Hopkins, Anthony Mahoungou and Jackon Anthrop each hauled in a touchdown pass, with Herdman leading the team with 87 yards while Hopkins caught 4 passes for 85 yards. A Danny Ezechukwu sack highlighted a Purdue defensive outing that included a pair of forced fumbles, both of which were recovered, while also allowing 396 yards of total offense.
The Missouri Tigers will look to bounce back after suffering their first loss of the season, a 31-13 defeat at the hands of South Carolina to fall to 1-1 overall and 0-1 in SEC conference play. Drew Lock followed up his 7 TD performance in week 1 by throwing for 245 yards on 14 of 32 passing, tossing a touchdown and two picks. Damarea Crockett led the Tigers’ backfield, rushing for 97 yards on 18 carries while Ish Witter followed behind with 72 yards on 12 carries. Jason Reese hauled in a pair of passes, including a 61-yard catch and run in the 2nd quarter. Dimetrios Mason led Mizzou with 4 catches while Emanuel Hall put up 3 grabs for 66 yards. A Jordan Harold sack highlighted an otherwise average defensive effort from the Tigers, who allowed 359 yards of total offense in the losing effort.
Purdue is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 games following a win while the over is 12-4 in their last 16 games overall. Missouri is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 19-9 ATS in their last 28 games following a loss while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 non-conference games.
I thought Missouri was one of the more overrated teams coming into the season, and last week’s loss to South Carolina proved it to me. South Carolina is no joke and is a sold team, but there’s no way the Tigers should’ve been favored in that game. Now they have to take on a Purdue team that hung around with Louisville and found their offensive groove against Ohio. This could be a game that goes down to the final possession, so I’ll take Purdue and my free touchdown.