Purdue at Minnesota - 10/1/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0) vs Purdue Boilermakers (2-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Huntington Bank Stadium)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Golden Gophers -12 -- Over/Under: 52 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Purdue Boilermakers and Minnesota Golden Gophers face off on Saturday in a Week 5 college football showdown at Huntington Bank Stadium. Last year it was Minnesota that secured the 20-13 victory. 

Purdue comes into this game with a 2-2 record overall but there are a ton of questions surrounding this team heading into this game. In the last game against Florida Atlantic Purdue was forced to use their backup quarterback, and it didn’t look very good. Aidan O’Connell missed the last game with an unknown injury, and it’s unclear if he’s going to be able to go in this game. Under center in the last game, Auston Burton completed 21 of his 29 passes for 166 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Purdue overall this season is averaging 36 points while their defense is giving up 23.3 points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is Minnesota who sits with a perfect 4-0 record and they made quite the statement in the last game. The Gophers dominated Michigan State from the opening kickoff and they were able to win 34-7. The seven points given up were in the last seconds of the game. Tanner Morgan had a big game completing 23 of his 36 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Mo Ibrahim is having a big season and he has rushed 89 times for 567 yards and eight touchdowns. On the season, Minnesota is averaging 45.8 points while their defense is giving up only six points per game. The six points per game is second in football. 

Purdue is 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record. The Gophers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games in October. Purdue is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games against Minnesota.

Even if O’Connell comes back in this game, this is still going to be an easy win for the Gophers. The Gophers defense giving up only six points per game and they are going to lockdown the Purdue offense in this game. Look for Ibrahim to have a big game against the Purdue defense, and Minnesota will win this game by at least two touchdowns. Back Minnesota to come away with a cover of the spread. 

Shane’s Pick MInnesota -12

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