Purdue vs. Notre Dame Prediction
Will the Purdue Boilermakers cover as a 7.5-point road favorite on Saturday afternoon when they visit Notre Dame Stadium to take on the No. 12 Fighting Irish at 2:30 p.m. ET?
137 Purdue Boilermakers (+7.5) at 138 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-7.5); o/u 58
2:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 18, 20201
Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN
Purdue Boilermakers Game Notes
Purdue junior QB Jack Plummer completed 19-of-24 passes for 273 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-0 shutout of UConn on Saturday. Plummer (6'5/220) had his way with the inept UConn defense, hitting a wide open Payne Durham on a 17-yard touchdown strike in the back right corner of the end zone to kickoff the blowout. UConn followed that up by fumbling a snap in their own territory, and the rout was on. HC Jeff Brohm's passing-oriented offense averaged 10.4 yards per attempt while rolling up 562 total yards on one of the FBS' bottom feeding programs. Purdue will now focus on their cross-state pilgrimage to South Bend next weekend to take on Notre Dame.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Game Notes
Notre Dame QB Tyler Buchner completed all three of his passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in a win over Toledo. The true freshman Buchner (6'1"/207) had the opportunity to take some snaps behind center along with Jack Coan. Coan struggled a little with a pick-six and a fumble. Buchner's touchdown came midway through the fourth quarter to put the Irish up eight. There's a reason Brian Kelly wanted this five-star recruit; he looks like he will have plenty of success for Notre Dame in the future. Notre Dame will host Purdue on Saturday 9/18.
Purdue vs. Notre Dame Week 3 Betting Prediction
The Boilermakers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games versus the Fighting Irish and are 5-1 at the betting window in their last six trips to South Bend. The road team is also 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams while the underdog has cashed in five of the last six meetings overall. On the other side, the Fighting Irish are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games and are winless at the betting window in their last four home games.
College Football Week 3 Prediction: PURDUE BOILERMAKERS +7.5