Virginia Tech Hokies (1-1) at Purdue Boilermakers (1-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 19, 2015, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers +6 -- Over/Under:
The Virginia Tech Hokies and Purdue Boilermakers meet Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.
The Virginia Tech Hokies look to get a game above .500 with a big road victory. Brenden Motley is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 269 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Motley’s 33 pass attempts is 10th in the ACC. Isaiah Ford and Cam Phillips have combined for more than 220 receiving yards and three touchdowns while senior Ryan Malleck has six receptions. The Virginia Tech Hokies ground game is averaging 213.5 yards per contest, and Travon McMillian leads the way with 124 yards on 12 carries. Defensively, Virginia Tech is allowing 22.5 points and 413 yards per game. Chuck Clark leads the Hokies with 22 tackles, Woody Baron has 2.5 tackles for loss and Deon Clarke has three pass deflections.
The Purdue Boilermakers also look to improve to 2-1 and remain unbeaten at home. Austin Appleby is completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 559 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Appleby has a touchdown pass in eight of his last nine games. DeAngelo Yancey and Cameron Posey have combined for more than 230 receiving yards and two touchdowns while sophomore Anthony Mahoungou has four receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 217.5 yards per contest, and D.J. Knox leads the way with 193 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 27.5 points and 379.5 yards per game. Ja'Whaun Bentley leads the Boilermakers with 15 tackles, Jake Replogle has four tackles for loss and Leroy Clark has two pass deflections. J.J. Prince is questionable for this game.
The Hokies are 6-14-2 ATS in their last 22 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September. The Boilermakers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
The Boilermakers showed that they're still a year or so away in their game against Marshall. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech still has a top tier defense and playmakers on offense who will be tough to slowdown. Motley also looks more comfortable with a game under his belt.
The road team wins this one by at least a TD.