Purdue vs. Indiana prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 27
Purdue vs. Indiana How To Watch
Date: Saturday, November 27
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
How To Watch: FS1
Record: Purdue (7-4), Indiana (2-9)
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Purdue vs Indiana Game Preview
Why Purdue Will Win
Indiana is having a few problems.
A shadow of the 2020 version, the Hoosiers have yet to win a Big Ten game and has just one win over an FCS team. WKU and Bailey Zappe were able to throw for 365 yards in that, though.
The big problem is an offense that simply won’t be able to keep up. Purdue overcame the blowout loss to Ohio State by stuffing Northwestern, and now it gets an IU team that hasn’t scored more than 15 points against anyone but Maryland over the last seven games.
Purdue’s passing game has gone off, with Aidan O’Connell throwing for 536 yards against against Michigan State and 323 against Northwestern last week at Wrigley Field.
Again, IU won’t be able to keep up.
Why Indiana Will Win
Okay, with nothing working and the team losing blowout after blowout, what can IU do to make this a fight?
It starts with keeping O’Connell from connecting on enough deep passes to matter. He’s accurate on a whole lot of midrange plays – Purdue is only averaging 10.75 yards per completion – but the downfield shots have been the backbreakers.
Indiana can stop the run a wee bit, and Purdue doesn’t run.
Indiana is also okay at keeping defenses out of the backfield, and even with George Karlaftis up front, Purdue hasn’t been generating enough sacks this year.
At all costs, the offense has to slow the game down, dominate the time of possession, and be there late like it was against Michigan State and Maryland.
It’s still a rivalry game – just get to the fourth quarter.
What’s Going To Happen
Indiana will get to the fourth quarter. It’ll just be down by a whole lot.
Purdue’s offense is playing too well, Indiana doesn’t have enough pop in any facet of its attack, and despite a good first half that should be close, this will start to slip away after a few drives in the third.
Purdue vs Indiana Prediction, Lines
Purdue 34, Indiana 13
Line: Purdue -16, o/u: 50.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
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