Indiana Hoosiers (5-6) at Purdue Boilermakers (2-9)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 28, 2015, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers +7 -- Over/Under:
The Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers play Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium for the Old Oaken Bucket.
The Indiana Hoosiers need a win to become bowl eligible for the first time since the 2007 season. Nate Sudfeld is completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 2,834 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. Sudfeld has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Simmie Cobbs Jr. and Ricky Jones have combined for 1,601 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Mitchell Paige has 41 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 195.3 yards per contest, and Jordan Howard leads the way with 1,213 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 37.2 points and 509.6 yards per game. Marcus Oliver leads the Hoosiers with 91 tackles, Jonathan Crawford has three interceptions and Nick Mangieri has seven sacks. Isaac James and Jordan Howard are questionable.
The Purdue Boilermakers look to end their season on a positive note after losing eight of their last nine. David Blough is completing 57.7 percent of his passes for 1,574 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Blough has two touchdown passes in his last three games. DeAngelo Yancey and Danny Anthrop have combined for 973 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Markell Jones has 30 receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 129.6 yards per contest, and Jones leads the way with 779 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 34.9 points and 440.1 yards per game. Leroy Clark leads the Boilermakers with 78 tackles, Anthony Brown has four interceptions and Evan Panfil has four sacks. Wyatt Cook, David Hedelin and Andy Chelf are questionable.
The Hoosiers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games on grass and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The Boilermakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss. The Hoosiers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Purdue.
Indiana is a scoring machine and Purdue plays no defense. In fact, the Hoosiers have dropped a combined 114 points agains the Boilermakers in the last three meetings. Add in the fact the Hoosiers have a bowl appearance on the line in the first time in a while, and I'll gladly eat the touchdown here.