Purdue Boilermakers (3-8) at Indiana Hoosiers (3-8)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 29, 2014, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -2.5 -- Over/Under:
The Purdue Boilermakers and Indiana Hoosiers play Saturday for the Old Oaken Bucket at Memorial Stadium.
The Purdue Boilermakers have lost five straight games and just hope to end the year on a high note. Austin Appleby is completing 52.7 percent of his passes for 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Appleby three touchdowns and two picks in his last two games, and Purdue has 18 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Danny Anthrop and Akeem Hunt have more than 900 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Cameron Posey has four receptions in his last two games. Purdue’s ground game is averaging 4.5 yards per carry, as Hunt leads the way with 778 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, the Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 32.5 points, 421.3 yards, and they’ve forced 18 sacks and 17 turnovers. Landon Feichter leads Purdue with 96 tackles and Jake Replogle has nine tackles for loss.
The Indiana Hoosiers have lost six straight games and are also looking to end the season correctly. Zander Diamont is completing 45.4 percent of his passes for one touchdown and four interceptions. Diamont has one touchdown and two picks in his last two games and Indiana has 14 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Shane Wynn and Nick Stoner have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and four touchdowns while J-Shun Harris II has two receptions in his last two games. Indiana’s ground game is averaging 5.9 yards per carry, as Tevin Coleman leads the way with 1,906 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, the Indiana Hoosiers are allowing 34.4 points, 441.3 yards, and they’ve forced 23 sacks and 13 turnovers. Antonio Allen leads Indiana with 68 tackles and Bobby Richardson has 8.5 tackles for loss.
The Boilermakers are 3-0-2 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 games in November. The Hoosiers are 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 games following a ATS win and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Boilermakers are 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the home team is 10-4-2 ATS in their last 16 meetings.
Picking this game isn't easy due to both teams stinking up the joint all year. However, it is a rivalry game and you have to like the home team in a toss up. Give me the Hoosiers for less than a field goal.