Fresno State vs Purdue Odds, and Picks (Sep 2)

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  • Fresno State finished 10-4 last year after dominating in the LA Bowl.
  • Purdue went 8-6 and earned a spot in last season’s Big-10 title game.
  • This will be the first time these two teams meet in their program history.

The college football season is drawing near. Let’s preview the upcoming Fresno State vs Purdue game.

How to Watch

  • Big-10 Network


Fresno State had their 2nd consecutive 10-win finish in 2022. Over the past 6 seasons, the Bulldogs have reached the 10-win mark four times, winning a bowl game in all four seasons. They’ve made a good case to larger conferences as a team to poach in realignment, and can further their case with another solid season this year. The Bulldogs should be a tough out once again in head coach Jeff Tedford’s 7th season.

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Purdue emerged at the top of a weak Big-10 West division, earning a spot in the Big-10 title game at 8-4. Unfortunately, the Boilermakers went on to lose that game to Michigan 43-22, and then the Citrus Bowl against LSU by a score of 63-7. Purdue will aim to put that rough end to their season behind them, with high hopes to return to the Big-10 title game in 2023. They’ll have a new QB under center for this season.


This should be a very competitive and exciting game. Both of these teams project pretty similarly, with Purdue having a slight analytical edge. They also have home field advantage in this game, but still can’t overlook a dangerous Fresno State team. Both these teams will be fielding new QBs in 2023, which makes this game even more unpredictable. Ultimately, I like the Bulldogs chances of pulling off the road upset.

NCAAF Picks:

  • Fresno State 28, Purdue 26 ()
Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.