Purdue vs. Cincinnati prediction and game preview. Projecting who wins between the Boilermakers and Bearcats.
Purdue vs. Cincinnati Game Preview
When: Saturday, Sept. 10 – Noon ET
A victory over Cincinnati would match last year’s win total and take a little pressure off Hazell and the Boilermakers.
What To Know About Purdue
The Boilermakers seem to be an improved squad. Just how much better they are remains to be seen when they face an FBS opponent. Markell Jones had a great day on the ground with 145 yards and a touchdown against Eastern Kentucky, and the defense picked off three passes, including two of former Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk’s seven attempts. The Boilermakers had 512 total yards of offense, and David Blough will look to build on his effort after completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 245 yards.
What to Know About Cincinnati
Which offense will show up? The one that turned it over three times in the first half while managing its only touchdown with 19 seconds remaining in the second quarter against UT-Martin? Or the one that protected the ball and scored twice more in the second half? Luckily the defense stepped up, holding the Skyhawks scoreless after their first drive and returning an interception for a touchdown to put the game away.
Offense: Even – Purdue scored on their first opening drive of the season for the first time since 2009. Watch for Cincinnati’s Tino Green, who ran 16 times for 97 yards in the opener.
Matchup To Watch
Hayden Moore vs. Purdue’s pass defense
Spread: Cincinnati -7
Purdue vs. Cincinnati Prediction
Cincinnati bounces back from its up-and-down effort in the opener as Moore and Green solve the Purdue defense.