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Saturday, October 15, the Iowa Hawkeyes (4-2) take on the Purdue Boilermakers (3-2). The game will be played at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, IN. Read on for our Iowa vs. Purdue prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Iowa wins the matchup between the two teams 81.2 percent of the time. The spread suggests that the Hawkeyes are favorites to win the contest.
Spread: Iowa -12
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Iowa vs. Purdue preview:
The Purdue offense is bad, but the defense is worse; the Boilermakers have given up 715 yards on the ground in the last two games. Despite giving up 499 total yards to Illinois last week, the Boilermakers enter this match-up with a win and will look to get back-to-back wins for the first time this season. QB David Blough has thrown nine interceptions this year, but he has to protect the football if this team want a shot at winning this game.
The Hawkeyes enter this game fresh off of a 14-7 win over Minnesota. After winning their first two games, they've alternated between wins and losses, and will be looking to find some rhythm and consistency offensively against a punching bag of an opponent. The defense is one of the best in the nation, but the offense struggles to find yardage through the air. In this case though, it doesn't matter much, the Boilermakers' defense will let Akrum Wadley and LeShun Daniels run all over them.
Iowa vs. Purdue prediction:
Iowa finally wins one with ease after several very close games. The Hawkeyes will run for close to 300 yards with the duo of Wadley and Daniels, and the defense will control the line of scrimmage and put pressure on QB David Blough from the very beginning.