McNeese State at Nebraska Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 9/2/2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Memorial Stadium in Lincoln
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The McNeese State Cowboys, who will be playing their first game of the season, will have a tough matchup on their hands when they visit the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday afternoon.
McNeese State comes into the season as one of the higher-ranked FCS teams in the country. They were 6-1 in the Southland Conference standings last season and 10-3 overall. Their most impressive win of 2013 came against South Florida, who they beat 53-21 in their opening game. Unfortunately for them, they lost in their opening playoff game to Jacksonville State.
Defensive end Kevin Dorn and defensive end Everett Ellefsen, who both had five sacks in 2013, will be back to lead the Cowboys' defense this season. Running back Kelvin Bennett, who rushed for 774 yards a season ago, will be expected to carry the load on offense.
Nebraska did what everyone expected them to do in their opening game by dominating Florida Atlantic 55-7 at home. The Cornhuskers had a whopping 498 rushing yards in that game, which was the second-highest rushing total in all of college football over the weekend. Florida Atlantic didn't turn the ball over in the game, but they were held to just 200 total yards.
Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. had one of the best games of his career in that game by going 15-for-29 for 271 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 62 yards and another score in just seven carries.
Injuries to Watch
McNeese State Cowboys
No injuries to report at this time
09/01/14 OL Corey Whitaker ACL out for season
09/01/14 DE Randy Gregory Undisclosed doubtful Saturday vs. McNeese St
08/28/14 LB Michael Rose-Ivey Knee out for season
08/23/14 RB Adam Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
08/08/14 DB Charles Jackson Knee out for season
08/08/14 DB LeRoy Alexander Suspension out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Nebraska
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