Purdue vs Indiana prediction, match preview, how to watch. Week 13, Saturday 26 November
Purdue vs Indiana Prediction game preview
Purdue vs Indiana how to watch
Date: Saturday, November 26th
Game time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN
As seen: BTN
Record: Purdue (7-4), Indiana (4-7)
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Why Purdue will win
The passing game in Indiana doesn’t work.
Dexter Williams is a dangerous all-around playmaker, and he proved he can lead the team to a win with a stunning 39-31 thriller at Michigan State last week, but he’s only had 8 of 26 passes for 138 yards over the last played two games.
Purdue has enough run defense to hold their own.
It’s not a wall, but now it knows what to look for when Williams takes off — the linebacking corps should hold him back relatively.
IU beat the Spartans with 257 rushing yards and four scores – nobody came that close to 200 rushing yards with the Boilermaker D.
That, and the Indiana defense is still the Indiana defense — it’s given up almost 1,700 yards in total offense over the past three weeks.
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Why Indiana will win
The running game was really good against Michigan State.
No, Williams didn’t do anything on the field, but offense roared back in the second half, defense came out big in overtime and ground attack again — Williams ran for 86 yards and Shaun Shivers ran for 115 yards.
No, the offense still doesn’t rule the clock — they only had the ball at 11:27 last week — and no, the team still isn’t that great at third-downs, but if they could bend without much break against Michigan State can it do that against Purdue.
The Boilermakers won’t be too inventive in the backfield, there aren’t many passes in the field on the pass-friendly offense and…
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What will happen
Purdue will crack down enough to get the Old Oaken Bucket for the fourth time in the last five tries.
It was a crazy meltdown by Michigan State vs. IU. Before that, the Hoosiers had a hard time getting past 17 points, and it will be difficult to develop explosive offensive plays to go beyond that.
However, Indiana hasn’t turned it around in two weeks. It’ll run just enough to be okay, but Purdue will have the ball for 35 minutes and not rush like the Spartans.
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Purdue vs Indiana prediction, line
Purdue 34, Indiana 23
Line: Purdue -10.5, o/b: 54.5
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Purdue vs. Indiana Must See Score (out of 5): 3
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