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Preview: Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Purdue Boilermakers

by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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The fans at Ross-Ade Stadium will be treated to a game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Purdue Boilermakers when they take their seats on Saturday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nittany Lions listed as 12½-point favorites versus the Boilermakers, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

Penn State scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to earn a 38-24 win over Illinois in Week 5. Penn State failed to cover the 15-point spread, while the combined 62 points made it OVER the posted total of 54.5.

Daryll Clark completed 15-of-21 pass attempts for 185 yards with two touchdowns, and ran for another score in the win.

Curtis Painter was 29-of-55 passing for 359 yards and two touchdowns for Purdue as they lost 38-21 to Notre Dame in Week 5.

The Boilermakers did not cover the 1.5-point spread, while the combined score played OVER the day’s posted total of 46.5.

 

 

 

 

 

Current streak:
Penn State has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Penn State: 5-0 SU, 3-1 ATS
Purdue: 2-2 SU, 1-2 ATS

Penn State most recently:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Purdue most recently:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State’s last 5 games when playing Purdue
Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Penn State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Purdue’s last 5 games when playing Penn State
Purdue is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Purdue is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Penn State
Purdue is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Penn State

Next up:
Penn State at Wisconsin, Saturday, October 11
Purdue at Ohio State, Saturday, October 11

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