Paul Stone’s College Football Free Pick of the Week

Nebraska-Purdue UNDER 55

The end of Darrell Hazell’s term as Purdue’s head coach is likely coming to an end at the conclusion of the regular season. Such likely change, however, oftentimes provides more opportunities for the discriminating handicapper rather than less.

At least somewhat due to shaky quarterback play, the Boilermakers have struggled to establish an offensive identity under Hazell. In their last seven Big 10 contests, Purdue has scored 16 or fewer points six times, with the high water mark being a 21-point outburst at Michigan State earlier this month. 

Expect Some Wet & Windy Weather & Heavy Use of the Ground Game in the Weekend's Cornhusker Boilermaker Match up

Expect Some Weather & Heavy Use of the Ground Game in the Weekend’s Cornhusker Boilermaker Match up

Nebraska, meanwhile, will be without its standout quarterback Tommy Armstrong who is hobbled by a foot injury. His replacement, Kyker Fyfe, is a former walk-on who has taken few meaningful snaps for the Cornhuskers.

With a chance of showers and steady winds, coupled with Purdue’s limited offense and Nebraska’s walk-on quarterback, I look for this game to be a lower-scoring ground fest.

Veteran Handicapper Paul Stone will be offering up selections and write-ups for fans of the The Vegas Parlay throughout this College Football season.  Paul is currently a Vegas Sports Authority handicapper, winner of the 2013 Las Vegas Sportsline/Golden Nugget Friday Football Showdown, and winner of 2011 Leroy’s College Football Challenge. You can catch him on twitter via @paulstonesports


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