ESPN has released its prediction for Auburn’s Music City Bowl matchup against Purdue.
The Boilermakers are coming off an emotional week, as head coach Jeff Brohm announced he’ll remain with the program instead of joining Louisville. On the other side, rumors are swirling about a potential coaching chance for the Tigers.
While this is certainly the final collegiate game for Purdue quarterback David Blough, it might also be the last for Auburn gunslinger Jarrett Stidham.
Although the Tigers have more talent on their roster, ESPN is rolling with the Boilermakers in its prediction.
Motivation should be a factor here. Purdue is energized with coach Jeff Brohm staying at the school to keep building with stars like wide receiver Rondale Moore. Auburn, a preseason top-10 team, envisioned much grander goals and has plenty of tension swirling around its coaches. Brohm calls an aggressive game, Moore scores three times and quarterback David Blough sparkles in his final college game.
Prediction: Purdue 35, Auburn 31
Purdue and Auburn are set to kick off at 1:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 28 from Nissan Stadium.
The game will be on ESPN.