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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(1-3) Purdue Boilermakers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-3)
Date: Saturday, September 29th 2018
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
NCAA Football Spread: Purdue -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 58
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The Purdue Boilermakers put on an impressive show on both sides of the ball against Boston College picking up their first win of the season 30-13.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers continued their struggle, this time getting steamrolled by Michigan 10-56 to go 0-3 on the season.
Purdue opened up as 3 point favorites and have slightly gone up to 3.5 point favorites with about 66% of the public backing them.
The total opened at 57 points and has remained stagnant.
Purdue’s offense was efficient against Boston College as they put up 372 total yards and 296 of those yards came through the air, while they went for 8 for 18 on third downs and 1 for 1 on fourth down.
QB David Blough was solid in this outing completing 21 of 28 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns.
Their leading rusher was D.J. Knox who rushed 20 times for 51 yards and one touchdown.
Leading the aerial assault were WRs Rondale Moore and Isaac Zico who combined for 194 yards and two touchdowns on 14 receptions.
On the defensive side Purdue showed up and held Boston College to 229 yards while only allowing them to convert 3 of their 12 third down attempts.
They also added a solid four interceptions, four sacks, and eight tackles for a loss.
It was a miserable day for Nebraska’s offense against Michigan totaling a measly 132 yards while picking up only 12 first downs and going 3 for 13 on third downs.
QB Adrian Martinez was terrible completing 7 of 15 passes for just 22 yards and an interception, while backup QB Andrew Bunch completed 6 of 9 pass attempts for 71 yards.
Bunch was also their leading rusher totaling 23 yards, while RB Wyatt Mazour carried the ball 5 times for 18 yards and a touchdown.
Their leading receiver was WR Stanley Morgan Jr. who caught three passes for 61 yards.
The defense was just as bad giving up 491 yards where Michigan was able to average 6.6 YPP and 6.3 YPC while converting 7 of their 15 third down attempts.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- PUR are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games on fieldturf.
- PUR are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games.
- PUR are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in September.
- NEB are 1-11-2 ATS in their last 14 home games.
- Over is 19-7-1 in NEB last 27 games as an underdog.
- Over is 5-2-1 in NEB last 8 games on fieldturf.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
Nebraska puts it all on the line, but Purdue sneaks away with road win.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Nebraska +3.5
Purdue needed that win badly against Boston College and they were able to pull it off, but Nebraska is in that very same situation and they already let the home crowd down once already against Troy as 10 point favorites so expect an all-out-effort from Nebraska to get that monkey off of their backs.
It won’t be easy for Nebraska especially with their quarterback play, but Purdue hasn’t been the greatest road team winning four of their last 25 tries.
Even though Purdue has gone 11-3 ATS on the road in their last 14 games, they are usually getting points, but I expect this one to be a nail-biter and the points should come in handy after going over a field goal.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Purdue 28 – Nebraska 27
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