Purdue vs. Nebraska - 11/2/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue vs. Nebraska
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:01 AM (Ross-Ade Stadium)
NEB -2 O/U 54
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are set to visit Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana for a Big Ten clash against the Purdue Boilermakers. The Nebraska Cornhuskers come into this matchup with a 4-4 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Indiana Hoosiers. QB Noah Verdal had an efficient game through the air for the Cornhuskers as he connected on 14 of his 16 pass attempts for 201 yards. WR J.D. Spielman was the top target for Verdal and Nebraska as he hauled in 5 catches for 97 yards.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Indiana Hoosiers as they allowed them to score 38 points and rack up a total of 455 yards of offense. Senior LB Mohamed Barry led the way for the Nebraska defense with 6 tackles and 1 TFL. Senior DL Khalil Davis and junior DL Ben Stille were able to get into the Indiana backfield and contribute the lone sacks of the game. Senior LB Alex Davis was responsible for the lone interception of the game for the Cornhuskers.
The Purdue Boilermakers come into this matchup with a 2-6 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Illinois Fighting Illini, 24-6. QB Jack Plummer struggled to get any offense generated through the air for Purdue as he connected on 8 of his 20 pass attempts for 71 yards and 1 interception. Sophomore RB Zander Horvath had a productive game on the ground as he racked up 54 yards on 9 carries.
The Purdue Boilermakers were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Illinois Fighting Illini as they held them to 17 points and a total of 268 yards of offense. Senior LB Ben Holt led the way for the Purdue defense with 12 tackles and 1.5 TFL. Freshman DE George Karlaftis was able to get into the Illinois backfield a handful of times as he contributed 6 tackles, 2 TFL, and 1 sack. The Boilermakers were able to combine for 8 TFL as a unit.
Both of these teams have not had the season they wanted due to injuries at the QB position, but the Purdue offense has suffered the most as they rank 100th in points scored. Nebraska will have the best player on the field in this matchup as WR J.D. Spielman has compiled 565 receiving yards despite the inconsistency at QB. Purdue has failed to find a ground attack this season as they don’t have a running back who has eclipsed 300 yards, and their QB has thrown 9 TDs compared to 6 interceptions which leaves this offense with a ton of problems.