Purdue Boilermakers 2022 College Football Preview

Purdue Boilermakers 2022 College Football Preview

2021 Recap

Record – 9-4

ATS – 8-5

BOILER UP had a pretty good season, particularly when you consider who they lost to during the regular season. Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio St. They took care of business and even found a way to beat Michigan St and Iowa in impressive fashion. Purdue treated us to a great Music City Bowl when they defeated the explosive Volunteers by a score of 48-45.

Purdue Boilermakers 2022 Outlook


Purdue was as close to one-dimensional as a team could get LY as they displayed an impressive air attack primarily behind the arm of Aidan O’Connell (355 YPG, #5 FBS) whilst getting nothing done on the ground whatsoever (84 YPG, #127). O’ Connell is going to have trouble duplicating his success from LY (3,712, 28 TD) as he loses his top-three (!) targets including devastating WR David Bell (93, 1,286, 6 TD) who’s off to the NFL. Purdue added some doods via the transfer portal but the weaponry definitely takes a step back this year. The RB group retains #1 rusher King Doerue but we aren’t thrilled with the overall talent in the room. The OL looks fine, but appears to be an average group on paper. Expect less production in 2022.


The defense did a good job LY as they allowed 22 PPG (#34 FBS) and they were much better than what we saw from 2018-2020. There’s reason for concern this season as Purdue loses a pair of stars in pass-rushing freak George Karlaftis and #1 tackler LB Jaylan Alexander. There’s a light dusting of solid players to build around including DT Branson Deen, (10 TFL LY), LB Jalen Graham, and CB Cory Trice who was very good in 2019 and 2020 (2G LY, injury). We worry a lot about the pass rush as they’ve been anemic in that regard for a long time, and even with Karlaftis LY, they registered just 26 sacks (#9 Big Ten).


This looks like an average unit overall, but at least they have a decent PK in Mitchell Fineran who connected on 24-29 FG attempts in 2021. Hopefully, the addition of return man Charlie Jones from Iowa can give them a spark.

Schedule Analysis

Overall – Purdue has gotta be ready right off the jump as they take on Penn St in their opener. The non-conference schedule looks pretty soft and note that they miss Ohio St AND Michigan from the East. The most challenging part of the season is a stretch starting on September 17 in which they play four road games in six weeks.

Potential ATS Trouble Spot – October 22 – at Wisconsin

This will be their 3rd road test in four weeks (4th in 6W, see above) and Purdue has lost seven straight games in Madison. Not sure we’ll be hungry to grab the points in this spot.

Season Win Total

per BetOnline July 31

Over 7.5 +110

Under 7.5 -140


Lean: Under

Eight wins would be surprising given all the star-power that’s missing from last year’s edition.

MEGAmazing Tidbits

HC Jeff Brohm is an impressive 20-9 ATS (69%) with Purdue as an underdog. That includes an 89,000 STAR MEGALOCKS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE SIZZLER LOCK winner vs Michigan St last year (won outright 40-29).


It’s hard for us to get too PUMPT about this Purdue squad as they look worse than last year’s team on both sides of the football. It’ll be difficult to replace the key components that did such great things in 2021. We’ll call for a six or seven win season and a trip to a minor bowl game.

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3 thoughts on “Purdue Boilermakers 2022 College Football Preview”

  1. yeah WR losses are tough but got a dude in Thompson and can’t wait to see how they get Jones involved.. not sure about Tracy but funny feeling he was a little underutilized at Iowa too … the TE is a keeper too, I think they’ll have some pretty solid targets even if they aren’t first rounders .. really just kinda need a run game to do something approaching average once in a while .. gigantic turd run game = any bad game for O’connell is a sure thing loss …. sampson xferred out, think he got hurt at indy sat out LY .. like that they got Lewis coming in from CMU and think he was 1k in ’19 strong in ’20 injured last year .. obvi not much room for a mere 1k rusher with Big Lew … pass game should allow runs to happen so seems like a coaching problem to have such a stink bomb gutter ball run game multiple years ..

    Also the Marshall DC up and gone to Wake .. he could def make that D alot more interesting lol ..

    1. ya dood not sure the run game will amount to anything no matter who is running unless they get an actual legit #1 but don’t think your boy Brohm will wanna take away from the throw game…..looks like a really average team to me and they cant just reload like ohio st can they?

  2. ha yeah prob not, but sheeeeit can’t draw up even a top 80 run game and gimme a chance BROHM?!?!?! .. he better be the B10’s version of W.Kentucky or they gotta get rid of that turd, never gunna win being 130th at anything esp running the ball ..

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