The Purdue Boilermakers (3-7) visit the Northwestern Wildcats (5-5) on Saturday, November 18, 2023 in a matchup between Big Ten opponents at Ryan Field. Northwestern is a 2.5-point underdog. The game has a point total set at 49.5.

Purdue is averaging 366.3 yards per game on offense (83rd in the FBS), and rank 84th defensively, yielding 389.7 yards allowed per game. Northwestern has been struggling offensively, ranking seventh-worst with 295.3 total yards per game. It has been better defensively, allowing 332.1 total yards per contest (31st-ranked).

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Northwestern vs. Purdue Game Info

  • Game Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Location: Evanston, Illinois
  • Venue: Ryan Field
  • TV Channel: BTN
Purdue vs Northwestern Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Purdue -2.5 -115 -105 49.5 -110 -110 -135 +115

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Northwestern Recent Performance

  • Offensively, the Wildcats are playing very poorly right now -- in their past three games, they are accumulating just 286 yards per game (-99-worst in college football). On defense, they are allowing 300.3 (27th-ranked).
  • In their past three games, the Wildcats are putting up 21.3 points per game (-50-worst in college football) and giving up 15.7 per game (28th).
  • Northwestern is -48-worst in the country in passing yards during its past three games (180.3 per game), and 107th in passing yards conceded (198).
  • The Wildcats are accumulating 105.7 rushing yards per game in their past three games (-74-worst in college football), and giving up 102.3 per game (47th).
  • The Wildcats have covered the spread in their past three contests, and went 1-2 overall.
  • Northwestern has gone over the total once in its past three contests.

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Northwestern Betting Records & Stats

  • Northwestern is 6-2-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Wildcats have been an underdog by 2.5 points or more seven times this season, and covered the spread in five of those games.
  • The teams have hit the over in five of Northwestern's eight games with a set total.
  • Northwestern has been an underdog in seven games this season and won three (42.9%) of those contests.
  • Northwestern has a record of in games where oddsmakers have them as underdogs of at least +115 on the moneyline.

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Northwestern Stats Leaders

  • Ben Bryant has thrown for 1,121 yards (112.1 yards per game) while completing 60.4% of his passes and recording eight touchdown passes with three interceptions this season.
  • Cam Porter has run for 454 yards on 123 carries so far this year while scoring two times on the ground.
  • Anthony Tyus III has run for 162 yards across 35 carries.
  • Bryce Kirtz has collected 36 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 526 (52.6 yards per game). He's been targeted 63 times and has four touchdowns.
  • Cam Johnson has recorded 472 receiving yards (47.2 yards per game) and three touchdowns on 40 receptions.
  • A.J. Henning's 32 catches (on 52 targets) have netted him 284 yards (28.4 ypg) and three touchdowns.
  • Aidan Hubbard leads the team with six sacks, and also has five TFL and 18 tackles.
  • So far Bryce Gallagher leads the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has racked up 80 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one interception this season.

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