Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-4) at Purdue Boilermakers (3-4)
College Football: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Ross-Ade Stadium)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -7 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Purdue Boilermakers meet Saturday in college football action at Ross-Ade Stadium.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for their second road win of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost four of their last five road games. Tanner Lee is completing 55 percent of his passes for 1,709 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Lee has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last nine games. Stanley Morgan Jr. and JD Spielman have combined for 1,015 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while De'Mornay Pierson-El has 26 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 133.5 yards per contest, and Devine Ozigbo leads the way with 351 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 30.9 points and 395.4 yards per game. Chris Weber leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 54 tackles, Ben Stille has two sacks and Aaron Williams has two interceptions.
The Purdue Boilermakers also need a Big Ten victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Purdue Boilermakers have lost five of their last seven home games. Elijah Sindelar is completing 52.7 percent of his passes for 907 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Sindelar has zero touchdown passes and three interceptions in his last two games. Anthony Mahoungou and Jackson Anthrop have combined for 567 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Cole Herdman has 12 receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 146.5 yards per contest, and Tario Fuller leads the way with 261 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 19.3 points and 369.3 yards per game. Ja'Whaun Bentley leads the Purdue Boilermakers with 53 tackles, Markus Bailey has three sacks and Kamal Hardy has one interception.
The Cornhuskers are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 road games, 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games on grass and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Boilermakers are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games in October and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Boilermakers last 5 games overall and the over is 4-1 in Cornhuskers last 5 road games.
This is kind of a must-win for both teams if they want a chance to clinch a bowl or at least a nice bowl trip at the end of the season. I was high on Purdue for about the last month, and the Boilermakers were getting the job done, but a road loss to Rutgers really rubs me the wrong way. Nebraska has struggled with turnovers, but its last two losses were to top-10 teams, so you can understand struggles there. The Cornhuskers have had an extra week to prepare for this contest and have been nothing but money ATS on the road dating back the last couple of seasons. I'll take my free touchdown here.