NCAAF

Auburn Tigers vs Purdue Boilermakers

Auburn
Tigers
7 - 5
Purdue
Boilermakers
6 - 6
December 28, 2018, 1:30 PM EST
 | Nissan Stadium

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Auburn
Tigers
7 - 5
Purdue
Boilermakers
6 - 6
December 28, 2018, 1:30 PM EST
 | Nissan Stadium
  • The Auburn Tigers are a 4-point favorite heading into the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee. Their opponent is the Purdue Boilermakers, who made national headlines earlier this season with a shocking, dominant win over Ohio State – a loss that helped keep the Buckeyes out of the College Football Playoff. The total is set at 55 for the Friday afternoon game at Nissan Stadium.

    SHARK BITES
    • Purdue QB David Blough is 10th in the nation with 3,521 passing yards.
    • Auburn won the 2003 Music City Bowl 28-14 vs Wisconsin.
    • Purdue beat three Top 25 teams this season: Ohio State, Boston College and Iowa.

    Auburn vs Purdue Music City Bowl Game Center

    Redemption Opportunity for Stidham

    With one of the most impressive quarterbacks in the country on the other sideline, Auburn signal-caller Jarrett Stidham has a chance to redeem himself in the eyes of NFL scouts after a junior year letdown.

    Optimism was high for the six-foot-three quarterback from Stephenville, Texas after he passed for 3,158 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore. This season, Stidham got over 200 yards passing in just five of 12 games and never had more than two passing touchdowns in a game.

    Purdue comes to Nashville with the No. 123 pass defense, so Stidham could very well have his best day of the year in his final game.

    Blough Will Welcome the Challenge

    David Blough put up 3,521 yards passing and 25 touchdowns in the Big Ten, making him one of the top-ranked quarterbacks in the country. The senior from Carrollton, Texas will be auditioning for a job next season at the professional level against the next best thing to a pro defense – an SEC defense.

    Auburn has the No. 18 scoring defense in the FBS, allowing just 19.6 points per game. Teams were able to pass for an average of 222.4 yards per game vs the Tigers.

    Don’t sleep on the Purdue ground attack, though, as DJ Knox added 868 rushing yards this season, supplemented by Markell Jones’ 502, leading to Purdue having the 24th-highest yards per game in the nation at 459.

    My Best Pick for This Game

    A pass-heavy bowl game with a total at 55? Sign me up for OVER 55 points in this one. College football fans know that two pass-first offenses lead to plenty of yards, plenty of points and plenty of plays – allowing the opportunity for an OVER bet to cash.

    There’s always the feeling-out period before defenses get comfortable with their opposition in a bowl game and these schools have never faced each other before. I expect lots of scoring early before this game settles into a rhythm.

Odds

Friday, December 28 Fri Dec 28


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-3.5
-110
-200
o54
-110
+3.5
-110
+170
u54
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-3.5
-114
-172
o58.5
-105
+3.5
-106
+152
u58.5
-115

Edge Finder

28.31
Total Score
29.08
240.08
Passing Yards
355.31
161.23
Rushing Yards
84.23
29:03
Time on Field
31:57
69.08
Number of Plays
74.46
5.81
Yards Per Play
5.90
28.31
Total Score
29.08
6.38
First Quarter
4.69
8.15
Second Quarter
10.85
7.85
Third Quarter
7.31
5.00
Fourth Quarter
6.00
240.08
Passing Yards
355.31
35.00
Pass Attempts
44.31
20.54
Pass Completions
31.31
1.77
Sacks
2.23
16.69
Sack Yards
15.92
11.69
Yards Per Pass
11.35
161.23
Rushing Yards
84.23
34.08
Rush Attempts
30.15
4.73
Yards Per Rush
2.79
0.31
Interceptions
0.92
1.54
Fumbles
0.85
0.62
Fumbles Lost
0.54
0.92
Total Turnovers
1.46
5.69
Penalties
4.46
46.38
Penalty Yards
42.85
29:03
Time on Field
31:57
69.08
Number of Plays
74.46
5.81
Yards Per Play
5.90
4.38
Punts
4.00
44.13
Punt Average
38.32
71.92
Return Yards
34.85

Head To Head

AUBRN
Stat Type PURDUE
0-0
Record
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0.00
Score
0.00
-
Rush Yds
-
-
Pass Attempts
-
-
Completion %
-
0.00
Passing Yds
0.00
0
Total Yds
0
-
Turnovers
-
AUBRN
Stat Type PURDUE
0-0
Record
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0.00
Score
0.00
-
Rush Yds
-
-
Pass Attempts
-
-
Completion %
-
0.00
Passing Yds
0.00
0
Total Yds
0
-
Turnovers
-

Team Records

AUBRN
Record PURDUE
7-5
All
6-6
5-2
Home
3-4
1-3
Away
3-2
1-0
Neutral Site
0-0
5-7
ATS
7-5
3-4
ATS Home
4-3
1-3
ATS Away
3-2
1-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-8
O/U
6-6
2-4
O/U Home
5-2
1-3
O/U Away
1-4
0-1
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
AUBRN
Record PURDUE
3-5
All
5-4
2-2
Home
2-2
1-3
Away
3-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
3-5
ATS
5-4
2-2
ATS Home
2-2
1-3
ATS Away
3-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-5
O/U
5-4
2-2
O/U Home
4-0
1-3
O/U Away
1-4
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
AUBRN
Record PURDUE
5-5
All
6-4
4-2
Home
3-2
1-3
Away
3-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
4-6
ATS
7-3
3-3
ATS Home
4-1
1-3
ATS Away
3-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-7
O/U
5-5
2-4
O/U Home
4-1
1-3
O/U Away
1-4
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
12:00pm Mostly Cloudy
16ºC / 60ºF
70% Humidity
0% Precipitation
79% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type N/A
Field Image
Arrow Image 10
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 24, 2018ALAB21-52L+26/53-L/O1301532831233775001
Nov 17, 2018LIBERT53-0W-29.5/65-W/U3401915315579134-4
Nov 10, 2018GEORGI10-27L+13/52.5-L/U102172274303213516-1
Nov 3, 2018TEXA&M28-24W-3.5/47.5-W/O19259278201220421-2
Oct 20, 2018O-MISS31-16W-5/64-W/U2692154841233244470
Oct 13, 2018TENN24-30L-15.5/47.5-L/O126322448683283963
Oct 6, 2018MIS.ST9-23L-3/45-L/U90214304349694181
Sep 29, 2018S.MISS24-13W-27/53-L/U9624534145215260-2
Sep 22, 2018ARK34-3W-30/58-W/U91134225149141290-2
Sep 15, 2018LSU21-22L-10/45.5-L/U1301983281212493702
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 24, 2018INDIAN28-21W-3.5/65-W/U1303104401423454870
Nov 17, 2018WISCSN44-47L-3.5/56-L/O763864623852065910
Nov 10, 2018MINN10-41L-10.5/58.5-L/U881452332651504150
Nov 3, 2018IOWA38-36W-1.5/51.5-W/O1013334341182753931
Oct 27, 2018MICHST13-23L-2.5/49-L/U622773391083184262
Oct 20, 2018OHIOST49-20W+12/65.5-W/O16137853976470546-1
Oct 13, 2018ILLINO46-7W-10.5/62.5-W/U227384611691812500
Sep 29, 2018NEBR42-28W-3.5/58.5-W/O188328516259323582-1
Sep 22, 2018BOST.C30-13W+6.5/62.5-W/U7629637285144229-2
Sep 15, 2018MIZZOU37-40L+5/68-W/O425726142333756080
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