Free College Football Picks Today: Purdue Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Purdue Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The Purdue University Boilermakers (6-4, 4-3 Big 10) welcome the Northwestern University Wildcats (1-9, 1-6 Big 10), who will be looking to halt their losing run, at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday. The Boilermakers are 19.5-point favorites, and the total is 46.

Northwestern is coming off a crushing 31-3 loss to Minnesota at Huntington Bank Stadium last Saturday, their ninth consecutive defeat. Brendan Sullivan threw for 94 yards. Evan Hull ran 13 times for 54 yards. He added four receptions for 44 yards. Malik Washington caught six passes for 97 yards.

Purdue beat No. 21 Illinois 31-24 at Memorial Stadium last Saturday. Aidan O’Connell was 25 of 40 for 237 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. Devin Mockobee carried 28 times for 106 yards and a touchdown. TJ Sheffield hauled in six receptions for 72 yards.


The Boilermakers won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 32-14 victory in November. Aidan O’Connell threw three touchdowns for Purdue, as Milton Wright scored three times.


The Wildcats are averaging 15.3 points per game for the season, 128th in FBS, and they are facing a Boilermakers defense that has surrendered 25.2 PPG (55th). Meanwhile, Purdue has scored 29.6 points a game this season, 61st in the country, and Northwestern is allowing 28.2 PPG (83rd).

The Wildcats rank 72nd in the country in passing yards per game (227.9) and 105th in rushing (118.5), while the Boilermakers are 78th in passing yards allowed per game (233.5) and 23rd against the run (116.8).

Purdue has been one of the nation’s top passing teams, averaging 291.9 passing yards per game (18th), while ranking 97th in rushing yards (127.2). The Wildcats are allowing 190.6 passing yards (23rd) and 200.0 rushing yards per game (119th).


Through eight games, Ryan Hilinski has thrown for six touchdowns (7 INT) and 205.5 yards per game to lead Northwestern in passing. In two away games this season, he has one TD (2 INT) and an average of 139.0 yards passing.

Evan Hull leads the team in rushing with an average of 75.5 yards a game over 10 games. He’s also contributed to the passing game with 50.9 receiving yards a game. He has four touchdowns on the ground. Malik Washington is the Wildcats’ leading receiver with 61.6 yards a game and one TD.

Aidan O’Connell has 18 passing touchdowns (11 INT) with 297.2 yards per game through nine games to lead Purdue. In four home games this season, he has thrown for nine TDs (3 INT) and an average of 283.8 yards.

Devin Mockobee has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 81.3 yards a game through nine games. He has seven touchdowns. Charlie Jones has been a star in the Boilermakers’ aerial attack. He has 10 touchdowns and a 101.0 yard per game average through 10 appearances.


Northwestern is looking to win away from home for the first time this season.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

Purdue -17.5 (-110)

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