On Thursday, the Penn State Nittany Lions take a trip to Ross-Ade Stadium, where they’ll kick off an exciting match against the Purdue Boilermakers. Both teams bring back their starting quarterbacks. For Penn State, the familiarity of Sean Clifford has not always resulted in an offense with much efficiency or scoring power. Uncharacteristically, Penn State didn’t have much of a running game to fall back on last season. They were 115th worst rushing team in yards per rush last season, and 98th in yards per pass. Penn State’s offense lost their best weapon last year in Jahan Dotson.
The Boilermakers will open the season as 3 point home underdogs to a Penn State team that started last season with an early road win in a Big Ten opener against #12 Wisconsin on their way to a 5-0 start to the season. Less fortunate for Penn State, that early start was the highlight to their season as their offense stalled out to end the season and they went 2-6 to end the season.Purdue and Penn State have not played since 2019. Purdue’s last victory against Penn State came in 2004.
For Purdue, Aidan O’Connell took over for Purdue’s offense at quarterback a handful of games into the season and the Purdue offense hasn’t looked back since. Purdue had one of the most efficient Purdue offenses with O’Connell under center. He now gets the benefit of a full offseason as being the guy. He did lose an NFL wide receiver as well, in David Bell, but Purdue’s hoping their bevy of wide receiver talent can continue Purdue’s offensive momentum. But sometimes, special things happen at Ross-Ade deep under the lights
West Lafayette has bought back into this team and Coach Brohm is working on building momentum from a surprise 9 win season. Purdue’s defense will be tested with the loss of their three best defenders last season, but energy and atmosphere and a weak Penn State offense should be enough for Purdue to get a big opening win, unless the Nittany Lions end up way better than expected.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers Game Information
- Date: 09/01/2022
- Time: 08:00 PM ET
- Location: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette.
- How to Watch Penn State vs Purdue: FOX
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Penn State vs Purdue Betting Lines
Penn State is -165 according to our Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $61. On the other side, Purdue is +145 according to the Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $145.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Penn State at a 62.26% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Purdue have 40.82% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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