Purdue Boilermakers (2-4) at Indiana Hoosiers (6-1)
College Football: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -10 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
This game has been canceled.
The Purdue Boilermakers and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday in week 15 college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The Purdue Boilermakers need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Purdue Boilermakers have split their last two road games. Aidan O'Connell is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 916 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. O'Connell and Jack Plummer have combined for 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. David Bell and Milton Wright have combined for 930 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Zander Horvath has 30 receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 81.5 yards per contest, and Zander Horvath leads the way with 442 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 29.8 points and 399 yards per game. Derrick Barnes leads the Purdue Boilermakers with 54 tackles, George Karlaftis has two sacks and Cam Allen has two interceptions.
The Indiana Hoosiers look for another victory to end the season with an impressive 7-1 record. The Indiana Hoosiers have won six of their last seven home games. Michael Penix Jr. is completing 56.4 percent of his passes for 1,645 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Penix has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Ty Fryfogle and Whop Philyor have combined for 1,101 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Miles Marshall has 17 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 100.1 yards per contest, and Stevie Scott III leads the way with 462 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 19.4 points and 361.7 yards per game. Micah McFadden leads the Indiana Hoosiers with 52 tackles, Jerome Johnson has four sacks and Jaylin Williams has four interceptions.
The Boilermakers are 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hoosiers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The under is 13-6 in Boilermakers last 19 road games. The over is 7-3 in Hoosiers last 10 conference games. The Boilermakers are 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Indiana and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The Purdue Boilermakers haven't been the same team since starting the season 2-0, as they're riding a four-game losing streak. However, all four of Purdue's losses this season have been decided by 10 or less points. The Indiana Hoosiers have quietly been one of the biggest surprises this season, and their only loss was a seven-point contest against playoff contender Ohio State. Indiana should be favored and should win this game. However, Purdue is a grind it out style team that doesn't allow games to get away from them, and they do just enough to hang around. You should expect similar with this being a rivalry. I expect this game to be decided in the fourth quarter.
Give me Purdue and the points.