Music City Bowl First Look: Auburn vs. Purdue


Purdue meets Auburn on Friday at the Music City Bowl in Nashville. Here is a first look at the Boilermakers-Tigers matchup.

Purdue (6-6) vs. Auburn (7-5)
Music City Bowl – December 28, 2018

Purdue Season so far

Aug. 30 Northwestern L 31-27
Sept. 8 Eastern Michigan L 20-19
Sept. 15 Missouri L 40-37
Sept. 22 Boston College W 30-13
Sept. 29 at Nebraska W 42-28
Oct. 13 at Illinois W 46-7
Oct. 20 Ohio State W 49-20
Oct. 27 at Michigan State L 23-13
Nov. 3 Iowa W 38-36
Nov. 10 at Minnesota L 41-10
Nov. 17 Wisconsin L 47-44 (OT)
Nov. 24 at Indiana W 28-21

Auburn Season so far

Sept. 1 Washington [Atlanta] W 21-16
Sept. 8 Alabama State W 63-9
Sept. 15 LSU L 22-21
Sept. 22 Arkansas W 34-3
Sept. 29 Southern Miss W 24-13
Oct. 6 at Mississippi State L 23-9
Oct. 13 Tennessee L 30-24
Oct. 20 at Ole Miss W 31-16
Nov. 3 Texas A&M W 28-24
Nov. 10 at Georgia L 27-10
Nov. 17 Liberty W 53-0
Nov. 24 at Alabama L 52-21

Stat Comparison

Purdue Stat Auburn
31.9 Points 28.3
27.3 Points Allowed 19.6
459.0 Total YDS 373.6
317.8 Pass YDS 209.5
141.2 Rush YDS 164.1
441.5 Total YDS Allowed 363.1
276.9 Pass YDS Allowed 222.4
164.6 Rush YDS Allowed 140.7
38.69 3rd down conv % 35.76
35.29 Opp 3rd down conv % 34.43
-0.25 Turnover margin 0.58
39 & Massey Composite 27

& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.

Purdue Injuries and Suspensions

11/12/18 S Jacob Thieneman Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/06/18 OL Grant Hermanns MCL is out indefinitely
07/28/18 RB Richie Worship ACL is out indefinitely

Auburn Injuries and Suspensions

12/15/18 WR Ryan Davis Head is upgraded to probable Friday vs Purdue
12/13/18 DL Nick Coe Undisclosed is doubtful Friday vs Purdue
12/02/18 OL Calvin Ashley Medical is "?" Friday vs Purdue
12/02/18 LB Richard McBryde Neck is "?" Friday vs Purdue
10/06/18 WR Will Hastings Knee is out for season
09/20/18 TE Jalen Harris Transferred has left team
09/20/18 WR Nate Craig-Myers Transferred has left team
09/11/18 P Aidan Marshall Left Team is out for season


Challenges for Auburn

This game pits two of the top offensive minds in college football against one another. The Tiger’s own Gus Malzahn will face off with the younger Jeff Brohm of Purdue. Brohm has developed a stellar quarterback in David Blough who is enjoying his best season as a Boilermaker, having completed 66.6 percent of his passes and compiling a 151.8 passing efficiency rating – both school records. He ranks second in the Big Ten Conference with an average of 293.4 passing yards per game (10th nationally), 296.2 yards of total offense per game and 25 passing touchdowns, and third with a 151.8 passing efficiency mark.

Friday’s game kicks off at 12:30 pm CT and can be seen on ESPN.

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