The 2006 Purdue Boilermakers 12-1 overall, 7-1 Big Ten were one of the favorite team of college football betting players going 9-2-1 against the football betting pointspread.
Purdue head Coach Joe Tiller is now in his 10th year with the Boilermakers and college football betting players pretty much know what to expect. Purdue will win 7-8 games and go to a bowl. They are not good enough to contend for the Big 10 title, but they can be competitive for college football betting players. It has been that way throughout the Tiller era for NCAA football betting fans. Fans of Purdue and college football betting players have started to see that Tiller just can’t lead Purdue any farther. The offense was ranked 46th nationally, having scored an average of 26.0 PPG and helped NCAA college football betting fans a few times although Purdue was only 6-7 against the football betting pointspread in 2006. College football betting players know that the passing attack was again good led by junior QB Curtis Painter (59.4% COMP, 3,985 YDs, 22 TDs, 19 INTs). Receiver Dorien Bryant (87 REC, 1,068 YDs, 6 TDs) leads the way catching balls. On defense, senior MLB Dan Bick (95 tackles, 59 solo) is good but he needs more help. Purdue faces key games against Notre Dame and Iowa that will determine how far they go for fans and for college football betting players in 2007.
College football betting fans know that the defense is a major problem as they gave up 432 yards and 27 points per game a year ago. College football betting fans see that the team is full of veterans returning from last year but that hasn’t been enough in the past with Tiller’s teams and probably won’t be again. Football betting fans see that with QB Curtis Painter throwing darts all over the field to Dorien Bryant, Selwyn Lymon, Greg Orton and Dustin Keller, the offense should be putting up a ton of points. The problem is they will give up almost as many and that concerns football betting players.
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College football betting fans know that the Purdue Boilermakers scored points in bunches in 2006 but in certain games came up empty. College football betting fans know that can’t happen in 2007 if Purdue wants to make a top bowl. College football betting fans know that Purdue has to go to Toledo to start the season and hosts defending MAC champion Central Michigan. They have to go to Minnesota, host Notre Dame and Ohio State, go to Michigan, and host Iowa. College football betting fans see that there’s also a road trip to Penn State. Even if Purdue is better on paper this year it may not show up in wins and losses for college football betting players.
College football betting fans know that the best offensive player may be senior WR Dorien Bryant. Over the last two seasons, just one player in the country has caught more passes than Bryant. College football betting fans know that the best defensive player is senior DE Cliff Avril. Football betting fans know that a key game for Purdue will be at Minnesota which will decide whether or not the Boilermakers have a chance to make noise in the Big 10.