Vanderbilt at Purdue
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM (Ross-Ade Stadium)
Purdue Boilermakers -7.5 -- O/U: 55.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Vanderbilt Commodores and the Purdue Boilermakers meet in a week 2 college football matchup from Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Vanderbilt Commodores will look to rebound from a season-opening 30-6 loss to Georgia at home in their last outing. Riley Neal threw for 85 yards on 14 of 25 passing while Ke’Shawn Vaughn led the ‘Dores in rushing with 74 yards on 15 carries. Vaughn also led the Commodores in receiving with 3 receptions out of the backfield for 24 yards while Kalija Lipscomb had 3 grabs of his own. On defense, Dashaun Jenkins had a team-high 10 tackles and a fumble recovery as the Commodores allowed 481 yards of total offense in the losing effort.
The Purdue Boilermakers will also be looking to bounce back from a season-opening loss of their own, coming in the form of a 34-31 loss to Nevada last time out. Elijah Sindelar threw for 423 yards, 4 touchdowns and a pair of interceptions on 34 of 52 passing while Zander Horvath rushed for 66 yards on 19 carries. Rondale Moore led the Boilermakers with 11 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown while Brycen Hopkins had 6 catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. Amad Anderson Jr. had 6 catches of his own for 60 yards while David Bell and Jackson Anthrop had a touchdown grab as well in the defeat. Defensively, Derrick Barnes and George Karlaftis combined for a sack while Markus Bailey led Purdue with 7 tackles.
Vanderbilt is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 non-conference games. Purdue is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record.
The points with Vanderbilt are kind of tempting when you consider that this may be our first real chance to see Vanderbilt compete after being written off completely against Georgia. Purdue also let a game slip away that they rightfully should’ve won after being up by two touchdowns midway through the 4th against Nevada. However, Purdue showed that they’re capable of putting points on the board and have offensive firepower, which isn’t something we can say just yet out of the gate for Vandy. I think the Commodores will get their feet underneath them and start to show some promise, but all in all, I think Purdue is just a better team on both sides of the ball and should be able to win this by at least 10 points, so I’ll lay the points with Purdue in this one.