The Purdue Boilermakers (0-1) visit the Virginia Tech Hokies (1-0) at Lane Stadium on Saturday, September 9, 2023.
The game between the Hokies and Boilermakers will be available on ESPN2.
When is Virginia Tech vs. Purdue and when does it start?
This contest between the Hokies and Boilermakers will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Expect to see the kickoff at 12:00 PM ET.
Where to watch Virginia Tech vs. Purdue
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What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPN2.
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Virginia Tech vs. Purdue Game Preview
Virginia Tech Stats & Insights
The Hokies faced the Old Dominion Monarchs in their last outing, winning 36-17.
Virginia Tech is compiling 368.0 yards per game on offense, which ranks 78th in the FBS. On defense, the Hokies rank 54th, allowing 295.0 yards per contest.
The Hokies rank 57th in passing yards this year (259.0 per game), but they’ve been thriving on defense, ranking 11th-best in the FBS with 94.0 passing yards allowed per game.
With 201.0 rushing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS, Virginia Tech has been forced to lean on their 97th-ranked running game (109.0 rushing yards per contest) to keep them competitive.
Offensively, the Hokies rank 54th in the FBS with 36.0 points per game. Meanwhile, they rank 54th in points allowed (295.0 points allowed per contest).
Purdue Stats & Insights
The Hokies head into the matchup after winning 36-17 over the Old Dominion Monarchs in their last game on September 2.
Purdue ranks 80th in total yards per game (363.0), but it has been less productive defensively, ranking 19th-worst in the FBS with 487.0 total yards conceded per contest.
The Boilermakers rank 59th in passing yards per game (254.0), but they’ve been worse on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 10th-worst in the FBS with 371.0 passing yards allowed per contest.
Purdue is posting 109.0 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (97th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 116.0 rushing yards per game (65th-ranked) on defense.
The Boilermakers rank 55th in points per game (35.0), but they’ve been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 22nd-worst in the FBS with 39.0 points allowed per contest.
Virginia Tech Key Players to Watch
Grant Wells has thrown for 251 yards (251.0 ypg) to lead Virginia Tech, completing 58.6% of his passes and recording three touchdown passes this season. He’s also run for 27 yards (27.0 ypg) on seven carries with one rushing touchdown.
Bhayshul Tuten’s team-high 55 rushing yards (55.0 per game) have come on 19 carries this year.
Ali Jennings’ 72 receiving yards (72.0 yards per game) lead the team. He has five receptions with two touchdowns.
Jaylin Lane has recorded 69 receiving yards (69.0 yards per game) and one touchdown, reeling in four passes this year.
Da’Quan Felton’s one catch has netted him 34 yards (34.0 ypg).
Purdue Key Players to Watch
Hudson Card leads Purdue with 254 passing yards (254.0 ypg) on 17-of-30 passing with two touchdowns and zero interceptions this season. He also has 29 rushing yards (29.0 ypg) on six carries.
Devin Mockobee’s team-high 60 rushing yards (60.0 per game) have come on 16 carries, with one touchdown this year. He’s also tacked on three catches for 16 yards (16.0 per game).
Deion Burks’ 152 receiving yards (152.0 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s totaled four receptions and two touchdowns.
Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen has hauled in four passes for 46 yards (46.0 yards per game) this year.
Max Klare’s two receptions have turned into 22 yards (22.0 ypg).