Very even is what the 2006 Champs Sports odds show the Boilermakers and Terrapins. Both of these teams wanted very much to return to the post-season after disappointing 5-6 years a season ago.
Maryland’s season was all about capitalizing on any edge they had, including winning five straight games by a total of 13 points. The team beat up on teams they should have, but went only 1-4 against top 25 opponents. The Terps may have some problems with the high-powered Purdue offense, as they closed their season with a 38-24 defeat to Wake Forest in which they allowed the Demon Deacons to run for 296 yards. Maryland has been a good post-season team though, winning their last three trips to the post-season, including a 41-7 win over West Virginia in the Gator Bowl three years ago.
Purdue once again had a high-powered passing attack, ranking sixth in passing offense at 293.7 ypg and 10th in total yards at 425.8 ypg. The Boilermakers had lost three out of their first four Big 10 games, but came away with three straight to become bowl eligible. Since the team played 13 games, they needed seven wins to receive an invite. Defensively the Boilermakers have plenty of problems as they are allowing 27 ppg and lost their last two appearances in the bowls.
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2006 Champs Sports Bowl Odds:
Maryland +1 -107 at Pinnacle
Purdue pk -110 at VIP
OVER 52 -109 at Pinnacle
UNDER 53 at VIP