Purdue vs. Eastern Michigan fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, September 8
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
Purdue (1-0) vs. Eastern Michigan (0-1) Game Preview
One Reason Why Eastern Michigan Will Win
There was a time not all that long ago when Eastern Michigan wouldn’t have beaten a Monmouth, much less come up with a 51-17 blowout.
The offense was rocking and rolling right out of the gate, mainly because Iowa transfer Tyler Wiegers looked like one of the MAC’s best quarterbacks right out of the gate.
He’s got the skill and the arm, and he showed it off completing 18-of-21 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns. He wasn’t under any pressure – the O line did a great job – and it was against Monmouth, but it was an impressive showing for Week 1.
Purdue still needs to prove its rebuilt defense can hold up. Wiegers isn’t Clayton Thorson, but the Northwestern passing game was effective, and the ground game was terrific thanks to Jeremy Larkin and his 143 yards and two scores.
One Reason Why Purdue Will Win
Eastern Michigan, welcome to Rondale Moore.
The electrifying freshman caught 11 passes for 109 yards and a score, ran twice for 79 yards and a touchdown, and returned five kicks for 125 yards in a record-setting performance.
Now the rest of the offense has to come around.
David Blough didn’t make many mistakes, but Elijah Sindelar made more big things happen – and threw three picks.
As long as the quarterbacks don’t screw up, and as long as the running game keeps showing good pop, the Boilermaker offense will make up for last week’s frustrations from the start. Monmouth was able to move the ball; Purdue won’t have a problem. However …
What’s Going To Happen
Can there be any sort of a pass rush from the Boilermakers? The defense did nothing to get behind the line, and it’s going to be a problem again this week.
Purdue will win, but Eastern Michigan will be pesky. The offensive question marks are all but answered, but the Eagle defense won’t do its part late. The Boilermakers will have to work for this.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Purdue 37, Eastern Michigan 24
Line: Purdue -16.5, o/u: 55
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
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