Purdue vs Illinois: The Ncaa College Football Game come into this game with a new lease on life. Purdue (2-3, 1-1 Big Ten) has won its last two games by a combined score of 72-41 after an 0-3 start to the season. The Boilermakers are lighting up the scoreboard, finding continuity on defense, and have reasserted themselves in a Big Ten West that’s still up for grabs.
NCAA College Football 2018
Purdue vs Illinois Live
Date : Saturday, October 13
Start Time : 3:30 PM ET
Purdue vs Illinois
Illinois (3-2, 1-1), on the other hand, is back in control of its season after returning from its bye week and taking down Rutgers last week to break a two-game losing streak.
The graduate senior returned to the Fighting Illini lineup last week after missing two and a half games with a hamstring injury. He was injured in the second half of the Week 2 win over Western Illinois and didn’t return. He participated in full pre-game warm ups against both South Florida and Penn State but was ultimately held out in game-time decisions. Illinois wound up losing both of those games.
After that, the Illini had their bye week, and it came at the perfect time as it allowed Bush to fully heal the hamstring. Once he took the field against the Scarlet Knights, he didn’t skip a beat, completing 10-of-18 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown. He also ran the ball 18 times for 116 yards and two additional scores. Bush’s efforts led the Fighting Illini to a 38-17 win in which 24 of those points were scored in the first half.
His athletic ability and experience allowed him to beat out four other players to win the job in training camp over the summer. His dual-threat skill set will be needed again in order to slow down the Boilermakers. Illinois isn’t as terrible as I would like them to be. Don’t get me wrong, they’re still bad,
If the oddsmakers’ predictions hold true, the near future looks bright for Purdue. Their bye week comes to an end as they meet up with Illinois at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Keep an eye on the score for this one: both teams put up some lofty point totals in their previous games, so things might heat up even more when they meet up.
Much like Purdue I have the chance to reach .500 this week with my picks. If I get this one right I have the chance to get back to the Bowl game of picking Purdue games. I think this week looks positive for both of us.
I am kind of nervous about this game, mostly because we lost to Eastern Michigan and the Illini are better than Eastern Michigan. I think there are going to be a lot of points here. Illinois can run the ball well and Purdue has struggled against mobile quarterbacks. The good news is that the Illinois defense has not been very good, and it tends to fade late,