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Saturday, Oct. 29, the Penn State Nittany Lions play visitor to the Purdue Boilermakers. The game, to be played at Ross-Ade Stadium, is slated for a 12:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ABC/ESPN 2. Read on for our Penn State vs. Purdue preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Penn State wins the matchup between the two teams 83.7% of the time. The spread, via Oddshark, has the Nittany Lions favored as well.
Spread: Penn State -10.5
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Channel: ABC/ESPN 2
Penn State vs. Purdue preview:
The 5-2 Nittany Lions are fresh off of an upset win over Ohio State last Saturday. The 3-4 Boilermakers are losers of two straight with their latest loss coming at Nebraska last week by a score of 27-14.
Purdue quarterback David Blough threw for 309 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against Nebraska last weekend. DeAngelo Yancey was on the receiving end of both of Blough's touchdown tosses.
Purdue put up 333 yards on the Cornhuskers, but gave up 409 of its own. The difference maker was Purdue's non existent run game as it had just 24 yards on the ground compared to Nebraska's 157 rushing yards.
The Nittany Lions shocked the college football world as they topped the then No. 2 Buckeyes 24-21 last weekend. Penn State had just 154 passing yards and 122 rushing yards, but things fell Penn State's way for the win.
The last time these two teams met came in 2013 as Penn State knocked off the Boilermakers 45-21.
Penn State vs. Purdue prediction:
Penn State is on an ultimate high after its upset win while the Boilermakers are struggling so far this season.
Purdue does have the advantage of playing at home and has a more "explosive offense" in terms of yards per game than Penn State, but nevertheless the Nittany Lions have the edge in term of confidence and playmaking ability.
This one will be closer than people anticipate however.
Penn State 24, Purdue 20