Nebraska vs. Purdue Free Pick October 28, 2017

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Published October 27, 2017 in Featured College Football Free Picks

Scott Spreitzer's Nebraska vs. Purdue Free Pick

Play on: Purdue -4½ (-110)

Start Time: October 28 2017, 7:30 PM

I’m laying the points with Purdue on Saturday.  Arkansas State, Northern Illinois, and Ohio State.

What do these teams have in common?  We played all three against Nebraska on these pages and cashed all three times.  The only question remaining during a dismal Husker season is who will be coaching the team in 2018?  HC Mike Riley may be well-liked, but his coaching skills are lacking at this level.

Purdue is also 3-4 SU, but there’s a positive vibe in West Lafayette with HC Jeff Brohm making big strides in his first season at the helm.  Purdue lost a tough one at Rutgers last week, losing 14-12, but the score hardly told the entire story.

The Boilermakers out-gained the Scarlet Knights 474-217 and gained 25 first downs to just 8 for Rutgers. Unfortunately, they couldn’t get the ball in the endzone and committed two turnovers.  They’ll find the endzone this week in our opinion, facing a Nebraska team that allows 31 ppg.

And I never thought I’d say this about a Nebraska offense, but they can’t run the football, ranked 98th in the nation.

Look for Purdue to force QB Tanner Lee to carry the offense with his arm. Lee is not only completing just 55% of his passes, but he has thrown 10 INTs and just 13 TD passes.  Nebraska struggled to a 27-14 win as a 24 point home favorite in last year’s meeting.

The Huskers led 17-14 in the fourth quarter. Nebraska lost 55-45 on this field two years ago.

If they thought Purdue was a tough “out” under the direction of former HC Darrell Hazell, wait until they get a look at the Boilermakers under Jeff Brohm.  I’m laying the points with Purdue on Saturday.

Thanks & GL!

Scott Spreitzer.

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