Indiana football vs Purdue: Game time, TV channel, odds, prediction, and more

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The Indiana football program looks to end its 2019 regular season with a win in the Old Oaken Bucket rivalry against the Purdue Boilermakers.

It is that time. The final week of the regular season is upon us as the Indiana football program travels to take on Purdue in the Old Oaken Bucket game to wrap up 2019 before heading off to a bowl game.

Where that bowl game will be is still up for discussion, but a win against Purdue would do wonders for the Hoosiers’ outlook come bowl selection day.

Indiana comes into Saturday looking to end two streaks of two games. First, the Hoosiers look to end their two game losing streak in 2019 after falling to Penn State and Michigan, but then look to end a two game losing streak to Purdue in the Old Oaken Bucket game. Can they do it? Only time will tell.

Jeff Brohm comes into this matchup with a Purdue team that is extremely banged up as well. Not only did the Boilermakers lose their starting quarterback, they also lost their second stringer a couple of weeks ago. Aside from that, they lost their big play wideout Rondale Moore early in the season to a leg injury and the outlook for him to return this week isn’t great.

So what does Purdue have? It starts and ends with David Bell. The freshman wideout is having a terrific season as he has collected 77 catches for 899 yards to go along with six touchdowns. With just six catches in his first three games, he now has three games of more than 12 receptions and two more with at least eight catches in the game. In addition to Bell, Brycen Hopkins is another name that the Indiana defense will have to zone in on. The senior tight end is having a terrific season with 53 catches for 688 yards. Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in catches, and ninth in yards, Hopkins is by far the most productive tight end in the conference.

On the ground, King Doerue is the motor that keeps Purdue somewhat balanced. With just 125 carries on the season, he has just two games with more than 15 carries and has seen less than 10 in each of the past two games. Doerue averages just 3.4 yards per carry and has 70 more carries than the backup back in Zander Horvath, so there hasn’t been ton of effectiveness from the Boilermakers backfield all season long.

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Key Storylines


Can Indiana stop its two game losing streak to end the season on a high note? The Hoosiers look to end a two-game losing streak in the Old Oaken Bucket rivalry. Whop Philyor is back after missing nearly two games. Look for him to be a huge part of the gameplan. Will Stevie Scott give it a go? If not, it’ll be running back by committee with Sampson James and Ronnie Walker as Purdue is giving up 193.2 yards per game this season on the ground.


It’s all about Rondale Moore. Can he return after missing the last seven games with a leg injury? If not, it’s going to be David Bell all day for the Purdue offense. Aidan O’Connell is QB number three on the season for Purdue. How will he respond in his first ever Old Oaken Bucket game? Can Purdue ever stop the run?

How To Watch: Game Time, T.V., Radio, More

Kickoff Time: 12:00 PM EST

Where: West Lafayette, IN


Radio: HoosiersTVTuneIn

Online Stream: WatchESPN

Betting Odds: Spread, O/U

Opening Line: Indiana -6.5

Current Line: Indiana -7

Opening O/U: 57.5

Current O/U: 56.5

Courtesy of The Action Network 

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Prediction: Indiana 31, Purdue 17