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    Ryan Field is the venue where the Purdue Boilermakers (3-7) will match up against the Northwestern Wildcats (5-5) on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

    The Wildcats are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+3), against the Boilermakers (with an over/under of 48 points).

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    Game Info for Purdue vs. Northwestern

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: Evanston, Illinois
    • Stadium: Ryan Field
    Purdue vs Northwestern Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Purdue -3 -109 -111 48 -109 -111 -147 +124

    Purdue Pick Insights

    • Purdue has a 4-6-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Purdue is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 3-point favorites.
    • Six of Purdue’s 10 games with a set total have hit the over (60%).

    Purdue Stats & Insights

    • Offensively, Purdue ranks 83rd in the FBS with 366.3 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 84th in total defense (389.7 yards allowed per contest).
    • With 31.1 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks 25th-worst in the FBS, Purdue has had to rely on their 91st-ranked offense (23.7 points per contest) to keep them competitive.
    • Purdue ranks 85th in pass offense (211.9 passing yards per game) and 103rd in pass defense (244.2 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Offensively, Purdue ranks 72nd in the FBS with 154.4 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 60th in rushing yards allowed per contest (145.5).
    • Despite having a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks 24th-worst in the FBS (44% third-down percentage), Purdue has had more success offensively, ranking 88th in the FBS by posting a 36.6% third-down percentage.
    • With 14 forced turnovers (61st in the FBS) against 14 turnovers committed (66th in the FBS), Purdue (0) owns the 67th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Purdue’s Best Players

    • Hudson Card has compiled 2,112 yards (211.2 ypg) on 194-of-331 passing with 12 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 118 rushing yards (11.8 ypg) on 81 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
    • Devin Mockobee has carried the ball 142 times for a team-high 711 yards on the ground and has found the end zone five times.
    • This season, Tyrone Tracy Jr. has carried the ball 86 times for 508 yards (50.8 per game) and seven touchdowns.
    • Deion Burks’ team-high 529 yards as a receiver have come on 36 receptions (out of 83 targets) with seven touchdowns.
    • TJ Sheffield has caught 31 passes for 360 yards (36 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen’s 25 receptions are good enough for 329 yards.
    • Kydran Jenkins leads the team with seven sacks, and also has 12 TFL and 47 tackles.
    • So far Dillon Thieneman leads the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has totaled 82 tackles and three interceptions this season.

    Northwestern Betting Insights

    • Northwestern is 6-3-0 ATS this year.
    • In games this season in which they were an underdog by 3 points or more, the Wildcats have a 5-3 record against the spread.
    • Northwestern games have gone over the point total in five out of nine opportunities (55.6%).

    Northwestern Pick Insights

    • Northwestern’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, putting up 295.3 total yards per game, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 31st with 332.1 total yards ceded per contest.
    • Northwestern ranks 22nd-worst in points per game (20.5), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 48th in the FBS with 22.8 points surrendered per contest.
    • Northwestern ranks 104th in the FBS with 193.7 passing yards per game, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 14th-best by surrendering only 181.7 passing yards per contest.
    • Northwestern ranks 15th-worst in rushing yards per game (101.6), but it has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 72nd in the FBS with 150.4 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • From an offensive perspective, Northwestern is putting up a 42.3% third-down conversion percentage (42nd-ranked). It ranks 91st in the FBS on defense (41.1% third-down rate allowed).
    • At +5, Northwestern owns the 28th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 11 forced turnovers (100th in the FBS) and six turnovers committed (fourth in the FBS).

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ben Bryant leads Northwestern with 1,121 yards on 113-of-187 passing with eight touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season.
    • Cam Porter has rushed for 454 yards on 123 carries so far this year while scoring two times on the ground.
    • Anthony Tyus III has collected 162 yards (on 35 carries).
    • Bryce Kirtz leads his squad with 526 receiving yards on 36 catches with four touchdowns.
    • Cam Johnson has caught 40 passes and compiled 472 receiving yards (47.2 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • A.J. Henning has racked up 284 reciving yards (28.4 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
    • Aidan Hubbard leads the team with six sacks, and also has five TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Northwestern’s tackle leader, Bryce Gallagher, has 80 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Theran Johnson leads the team with one interception, while also recording 26 tackles, one TFL, and one pass defended.

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