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    On Saturday at 12:00 PM ET, two of the top offensive performers in college football will be featured when running back Mohamed Ibrahim and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0) host wideout Charlie Jones and the Purdue Boilermakers (1-2).

    The Golden Gophers are double-digit favorites (currently -12.5) in their game against the Boilermakers, with the over/under at 53.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Golden Gophers are -447 and the Boilermakers are +335.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Minnesota vs. Purdue

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Huntington Bank Stadium
    Golden Gophers vs Boilermakers Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Golden Gophers -12.5 -112 -109 53.5 -113 -108 -447 +335

    Minnesota Betting Insights

    • Purdue is 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • Purdue games have hit the over in three out of four opportunities (75%).

    Minnesota Stats & Insights

    • Minnesota has been clicking on all fronts this year, ranking fourth-best in total offense (543.0 yards per game) and best in total defense (187.8 yards allowed per game).
    • Minnesota has been a tough matchup for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (12th-best with 45.8 points per game) and scoring defense (third-best with 6.0 points allowed per game) this year.
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Minnesota has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking fourth-best by allowing just 126.0 passing yards per game. The Golden Gophers rank 66th on offense (248.5 passing yards per game).
    • Minnesota has been a tough matchup for opposing teams in the running game, ranking top-25 in both rushing offense (second-best with 294.5 rushing yards per game) and rushing defense (fourth-best with 61.8 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • Minnesota has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams on third down, ranking top-25 in both third-down offense (best with a 78.8% third-down conversion rate) and third-down defense (best with a 14.3% third-down conversion rate allowed) this year.
    • Minnesota has the 24th-best turnover margin in college football at +3, forcing six turnovers (41st in the FBS) while turning it over three times (25th in the FBS).

    Minnesota’s Best Players

    • Tanner Morgan has 886 passing yards for Minnesota, completing 77.2% of his passes and collecting seven touchdowns and one interception this season. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 52 rushing yards (13.0 ypg) on 13 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Ibrahim has racked up 567 yards on 89 carries while finding paydirt eight times as a runner.
    • Treyson Potts has been handed the ball 53 times this year and racked up 291 yards (72.8 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Chris Autman-Bell’s leads his squad with 214 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 11 catches (out of 15 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • Mike Brown-Stephens has caught 12 passes for 180 yards (45.0 yards per game) this year.
    • Brevyn Spann-Ford has been the target of 16 passes and racked up 11 grabs for 167 yards, an average of 41.8 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
    • Danny Striggow leads the team with 2.0 sacks, and also has 2.0 TFL, five tackles, and one interception.
    • Mariano Sori-Marin is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s totaled 24 tackles and 2.0 TFL.
    • Terell Smith has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has eight tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended to his name.

    Purdue Betting Insights

    • Purdue has covered the spread once in four games this year.
    • Purdue games have hit the over in three out of four opportunities (75%).

    Purdue Stats & Insights

    • Purdue’s defensive unit has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 23rd-best in the FBS with 285.7 total yards allowed per game. In terms of offense, it is compiling 477.3 total yards per game, which ranks 32nd.
    • With 38.7 points per game on offense, Purdue ranks 34th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 56th, allowing 22.3 points per game.
    • Purdue’s passing attack has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks sixth-best in the FBS with 356.3 passing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is giving up 194.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 41st.
    • In terms of rushing, Purdue ranks 99th in the FBS on offense (121.0 rushing yards per game) and 26th on defense (91.3 rushing yards allowed per contest).
    • Things have been going well for Purdue on both offense and defense on third down, as it is compiling a 50.0% third-down conversion rate (21st-best) and allowing a 26.2% third-down rate (13th-best).
    • With four forced turnovers (84th in the FBS) and three turnovers committed (25th in the FBS) this season, Purdue ranks 45th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +1.

    Purdue’s Best Players

    • Aidan O’Connell has 991 passing yards, or 247.8 per game, so far this season. He has completed 64.4% of his passes and has recorded eight touchdowns with one interception.
    • Dylan Downing is his team’s leading rusher with 40 carries for 204 yards, or 51.0 per game. He’s found paydirt two times on the ground, as well.
    • Devin Mockobee has run for 137 yards across 27 attempts, scoring two touchdowns. He’s chipped in with six catches for 67 yards.
    • Jones has racked up 533 receiving yards on 41 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring seven touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Payne Durham has 17 receptions (on 25 targets) for a total of 150 yards (37.5 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • TJ Sheffield has racked up 116 reciving yards (29.0 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Kydran Jenkins paces the team with 1.0 sack, and also has 2.0 TFL and three tackles.
    • Purdue’s leading tackler, Kieren Douglas, has 11 tackles this year.
    • Chris Jefferson has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with eight tackles and two passes defended.

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