Check out the Purdue vs. Indiana fearless prediction and game preview.
Purdue (3-8) vs. Indiana (5-6) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN
Bowl and Conference Implications
Indiana needs to win this game to become bowl eligible. Purdue will finish last in the West with a loss.
What’s Going To Happen?
It might seem a bit hollow to need a win over the rival to make the season, but that’s exactly what would happen for Purdue with a win. The program might be in a total rebuilding mode, and it might be looking for a new head coach, but for a fan base in need of something positive, keeping IU out of a bowl game would be sweet.
Indiana battled hard over the last two week against Penn State and Michigan, but lost both games by double-digits, bowing out late after strong starts.
The offense is throwing well, but it’s not timely and the points aren’t coming – at least against the teams with good defenses.
They’re making several mistakes with turnovers and too many stalled drives, but worst of all, they’re not scoring when they get their chances, ranking last in the nation in red zone offense.
The Boilermakers will need all of those breaks – they’ve got to come up with takeaways, they’re going to need IU to fizzle on scoring chances, and they’re going to need to hit a few home runs.
It’s been a lost year, but WR DeAngelo Yancey is playing at an all-star level, averaging over 20 yards per catch and coming off a 155-yard, two score day against Wisconsin, and he’s got to have the game of his life against a secondary that’s coming up with a solid season.
It’s not going to happen.
The Boilermakers are fizzling in the second halves of games without the depth to hold up, and it’ll happen again. They’ll battle hard for a while, but this is where the IU running game kicks it in after an okay season. The Hoosier line will take over as the game goes on, and the Boilermakers won’t be able to keep up.
Purdue vs. Indiana Prediction
Indiana 44, Purdue 30
Indiana -20.5, o/u: 62.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Store bought anything – 1: Homemade anything … 3
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