Check out the Purdue vs. Nebraska fearless prediction and game preview.
Purdue (3-3) vs. Nebraska (6-0) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Game Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
And so begins the Gerard Parker era.
While it has more to do with the future of the program and the contract issues, Purdue got rid of head coach Darrell Hazell even though it’s still 3-3 with three more home games along with winnable road dates at Minnesota and Indiana – it’s not like the Boilermakers are a total and complete disaster.
But the defense isn’t all that far off.
The Purdue run defense is the salve for everyone’s struggling ground game, and the still-flying-under-the-radar-because-it-hasn’t-actually-beaten-anyone-good Nebraska team should be able to take advantage.
The Boilermakers have allowed close to 1,100 rushing yards over the last three weeks with 11 touchdowns, getting ripped to shreds by Maryland, Illinois, and Iowa for over 300 yards each, while the Huskers have been functional on the ground when they’ve needed to be.
Devine Ozigbo is pushing through an ankle injury, and QB Tommy Armstrong is hobbling a bit, but Terrell Newby and the rest of the Husker options should be able to run at will, and they’ll need to with Purdue QB David Blough going off.
The sophomore has had to bomb away to keep up the pace at times, hitting the 400-yard mark twice throwing for 458 yards and five scores in comeback mode against Iowa last week. He’ll have another good game, but his defense will let him down.
Yeah, Purdue will have the new coach energy in a game with no pressure whatsoever, but Nebraska is too sound, too solid, and too used to playing in tight games. It’s a banged up Husker team, but it’ll be okay by the fourth quarter.
Purdue vs. Nebraska Prediction
Final Score: Nebraska 34, Purdue 20
Line: Nebraska -24, o/u: 61.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in the 401k – 1: Broke College Athlete: Anything Helps … 3
Must See Rating: 5: Phi Slama Jama – 1: Kevin Can Wait … 2.5