Purdue is coming off of a very tight 32-25 win against pesky Central Michigan that was not enough to cover the football betting line set for the game. On the other side of Indiana, the Irish are licking their wounds after a 23-7 defeat at the hands of Michigan State where Javon Ringer ran for over 200 yards on their defense.
QB Curtis Painter is well on his way to breaking the Big 10 record for passing yardage in a career (a record currently held by Purdue alum Drew Brees) but needed some help last week to get it done against the Chippewas. RB Kory Sheets rushed for 91 yards on the day and his 46-yard touchdown scamper with less than a minute left won the game for the Boilers.
For his part, Painter put up decent numbers, completing 27-of-36 passes for 261 yards and one touchdown against one interception. The Boilermakers are heading into this game with a 5-2 ATS record for those who wager on NCAA football as an underdog on the road since 2006, according to the NCAA football odds.
The Fighting Irish are coming off their first loss of the season to Michigan State and their 3rd loss against the Spartans in their last four meetings. Last week, highly touted QB Jimmy Clausen struggled again; completing 24-of-41 passes for 242 yards and a touchdown, but threw a pair of costly interceptions in defeat.
The Irish running game did little to help Clausen, as the team combined for a measly 16 yards on 22 carries against the Spartan defense. Heading into its game against Purdue, Notre Dame is 3-6 ATS at home since last year for college football betting fans per the closing NCAA lines.
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