Paul Stone’s Comp College Play

Iowa -7 over Purdue – One week after shellacking Ohio State by 31 points in one of the season’s  biggest shockers, the Iowa Hawkeyes fell back down to Earth last week on the floor of Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin not only handled the Hawkeyes, it manhandled them.

On the receiving end of a one-sided 38-14 thumping, Iowa only mustered a grand total of five first downs and 66 total yards offense – the latter representing the fewest number of yards ever allowed by Wisconsin to a Big Ten opponent. While some handicappers may view such a miserable display as cause enough to jump off the Hawkeye bandwagon, I see it as a reason to jump back on.

Since 2007, Iowa is a profitable 26-16 ATS (62 percent) off a straight up loss under head coach Kirk Ferentz.

Purdue, which is averaging just 19.2 points in six conference games, lost quarterback David Blough a couple of weeks ago to injury and is now relying solely on redshirt freshman Elijah Sindelar who has talent but lacks Big Ten experience.
Take Iowa and lay the 7 points.
Paul Stone has over two decades of experience as a bettor and handicapper. He is a winner of multiple Las Vegas handicapping contests and his work has appeared in various media outlets including the Las Vegas-Review Journal and ESPN Insider. Follow Paul on Twitter@paulstonesports or e-mail him at

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