2019 Football Preview – Big Ten- Boilermakers
Looking for 2019 Purdue Boilermakers predictions? Purdue has invested big time in their coach and their facilities, now they need some more results on the field. This looks like a good team and the division is a reasonable goal this season with Wisconsin not being as stout as they have been in the past.
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Head Coach: Jeff Brohm
2018 Record: 6-7
Purdue Boilermakers Odds to win the 2019 FBS Championship: 300/1
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The Boilermakers are part of a big group of teams that has a reasonable shot to win the division but there are questions to be answered.
2019 Purdue Boilermakers Predictions: Team Strengths
Rondale Moore: It might be hard to believe but Purdue might have the most dynamic playmaker in college football.
Moore proved last year that when he gets the ball, either on a pass, handoff or on special teams he has the ability to go the distance.
He commands so much attention that it creates opportunities for his teammates…he is just that good.
Also, he is more than able to beat schemes that are designed to hem him in and take plays that look like nothing and turn them into game winners. He is not the quarterback but the Boilermakers want him to touch the ball as much as possible.
Experience on D: Purdue has got more relevant recently but they are still just 13-13 under coach Brohm.
Last season the offense was the experienced unit and the addition of Moore pushed it into some interesting territory.
This season they might be more reliant on the defense, that is where there are far fewer questions with 70%+ of the production in terms of tackles, sacks and interceptions returning. If they can improve on that side of the ball a little more if might help the offense find its footing.
2019 Purdue Boilermakers Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Getting the Ball to Moore: There are going to be a couple of challenges in getting him the ball this season.
The first is inexperience at quarterback. Last season David Blough really ran with the offense but this year it looks like it is back to Elijah Sindelar. He is not a proven commodity.
The same can be said for the offensive line which will be replacing three starters in the middle. If that group is not solid Sindelar will be running for his life not watching Moore run.
Moore is a tough cover but for him to be a difference maker they also need some others guys to catch some balls.
The rest of the receiving crew is not that threatening but the tight ends on the roster look ready to play a more significant role. Brycen Hopkins has made some big plays but his production has been spread over three years. .
Moore is the leading returning rusher on the team with the top two backs turning over and even Blough was somewhat of a threat. Moore is undoubtedly elite but one make is not an entire offense unless it is a QB.
Purdue Boilermakers Prediction: 4-8
Overall I think Brohm is going to be a success at Purdue but I think they take a step back this season.
The nonconference schedule is tough. They are at Nevada to start and that is a good program, no pushover at home either. Then they are taking on Vandy and TCU. Vandy should be a win but thinking TCU is not going to fight you just because they are visiting will be a mistake.
The road schedule in conference is going to be too much with games at Penn State, Minnesota, Iowa Wisconsin and Northwestern. They might be playing well and only get one of those. Next year when the schedule turns they could be a real threat.
Home games against improving Indiana and Illinois better be wins or else Brohm might be longing for Louisville.
2019 Purdue Boilermakers Football Schedule
Date Time vs
- 8/30/19 9:30 PM ET @NEV
- 9/7/19 12:00 PM ET VAN
- 9/14/19 7:30 PM ET TCU
- 9/28/19 TBD MINN
- 10/5/19 12:00 PM ET @PSU
- 10/12/19 12:00 PM ET MD
- 10/19/19 12:00 PM ET @IOWA
- 10/26/19 TBD ILL
- 11/2/19 TBD NEB
- 11/9/19 TBD @NW
- 11/23/19 TBD @WIS
- 11/30/19 TBD IND
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