Purdue (1-2) suffered its second last-minute loss of the season when Syracuse rallied to score with 7 seconds to go. Penalties hurt the Boilermakers, particularly late, piling up 13 for 138 yards. Purdue have had a couple of eventful fourth quarters, in which they trail their opponents 36-34.
Florida Atlantic (2-2), out of Conference USA, beat Charlotte and Southeastern Louisiana, and lost to Ohio and Central Florida.
Keys to the game: Who has the edge?
Yellow flags: Improved technique in secondary can help avoid penalties
When does Purdue play Florida Atlantic?
The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana.
How can I watch or stream the Purdue game?
The game will be shown on the Big Ten Network and on the Fox Sports app.
How can I listen to Purdue vs. Florida Atlantic?
The game can be heard on 96.5 FM in Lafayette and 1260 AM in Indianapolis, with Tim Netwon on play-by-play, Pete Quinn and Rob Blackman as analysts, and Kerry Kitchel with sideline reporting. It's also available on Sirius XM Channel 195 and on the Varsity Network.
Is Purdue favored this week?
Purdue is a 16.5-point favorite, according to Draft Kings. The over/under is 59 points. Florida Atlantic is 2-2 against the spread and Purdue is 1-2.
Aidan O'Connell is a game-time decision
Purdue's quarterback, who among the nation's leading passers, is a game-time decision after getting dinged up last weekend against Syracuse. He has been listed as questionable and has not practiced. If O'Connell can't go, Austin Burton gets the start.
Purdue's passing game rules
O'Connell has passed for 1,000 yards on 64.2% accuracy with 8 touchdowns and 1 interception. His 333.3 yards per game rank 4th nationally. Purdue passes 72% of the time, the 2nd-most in the nation, and their 56 passes per game are No. 1.
Charlie Jones' 32 receptions lead the nation and his 474 receiving yards are 2nd. He has 5 touchdowns. Tight end Payne Durham has 13 catches and 2 TDs.
That means Purdue doesn't run much, averaging 65.5 yards per game. Devin Mockobee has 100 yards and 2 touchdowns. King Doerue, who missed the Syracuse game, has 3 TDs.
Purdue opponents have completed 48.4% of their passes, the 10th-best pass defense in the nation. Sanoussi Kane has 17 tackles and Cam Allen 13.
Florida Atlantic likes to run the ball
Larry McCammon III has 394 rushing yards on 7.3 yards per carry with 2 touchdowns. Zuberi Mobley adds 270 yards (5.7 per carry) and 3 TDs. The Owls run on 52% of their plays.
Perry N'Kosi has completed 57.7% of his passes for 987 yards with 10 touchdowns against 2 interceptions. LaJohntay Wester has 20 catches for 239 yards and 4 TDs.
Eddie Williams has 41 tackles, including 4.5 for a loss. Jayden Williams has 29 tackles, 3 for a loss.
Purdue football weather
Partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 60s are expected Saturday night in West Lafayette.
Purdue vs. Florida Atlantic series
This is the first meeting between the teams.
Purdue football tickets
This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Purdue football vs Florida Atlantic TV, betting odds, Aidan O'Connell update