Indiana vs. Purdue fearless prediction and game preview.
Indiana vs. Purdue Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 30
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
Indiana (7-4) vs. Purdue (4-7) Game Preview
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Why Indiana Will Win
The pressure is off.
IU came into this game over the last few seasons needing a win to go bowling, and lost the Old Oaken Bucket to the other side both times. This time around, it’s already bowl eligible and – unlike the last two seasons – has the better team.
The Hoosiers have a good, balanced attack, but this week it’s time for the running game to rumble after running into the Michigan and Penn State brick walls.
Purdue gave up over 400 yards last week to Wisconsin, but that’s Wisconsin. Northwestern isn’t running over anything, and it was able to rip of over 250 yards on the Boilermaker defensive front, and Illinois ran for 242 yards a few weeks ago.
There’s no Purdue running game to worry about, and IU is brilliant at controlling the clock and the time of possession. As long as Stevie Scott and the Hoosiers can push for around 200 yards on the ground, they should have the ball for over 35 minutes.
Why Purdue Will Win
Alright, Aidan O’Connell, time to wing it around the yard.
The third-string quarterback wasn’t bad in Madison last week, throwing or a decent 289 yards with two scores despite being under constant pressure. Indiana’s secondary can be bombed on.
Michigan’s Shea Patterson went off for 366 yards and five touchdowns last week. Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez was brilliant – hitting 20-of-23 passes – in a loss to IU, and Michigan State’s Brian Lewerke went for 300.
It’s a hit-or-miss secondary, but it doesn’t hit enough and it misses a whole lot of interceptions. The Hoosiers have picked off just four passes on the year, and when it’s struggling against the pass, it really has problems.
O’Connell will throw it 50 times for over 300 yards and …
What’s Going To Happen
Purdue is going to lose.
Indiana was able to win those games against Michigan State and Nebraska when it was bombed on, and this week, it’ll be the other side of the ball that takes over.
The Hoosiers will control the clock, O’Connell and Purdue will misfire on a few key opportunities in the second half, and in a fun battle, the losing streak in the series will end for the Bloomington side.
Indiana vs. Purdue Prediction, Line
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