Nebraska at Northwestern Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 10/16/2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ryan Field in Evanston
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The #19 Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-1) will try to quickly get over their first loss of the year on Saturday when they face the Northwestern Wildcats (3-3). Nebraska won a tight 27-24 game over the Wildcats in 2013.
In their last game, Nebraska lost for the first time on the season when they were beaten 27-22 by Michigan State on the road. They were only able to rush for 47 yards against the Spartans' defense and they also turned the ball over four times.
The Cornhuskers currently have the sixth-best rushing team in that nation by averaging 303.5 yards per game on the ground. Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah has put himself in the Heisman picture by rushing for 878 yards with 10 touchdowns through six games. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. has thrown for 1,325 yards with 10 touchdowns, and he has rushed for 427 yards with two more scores.
Northwestern had their three-game winning streak snapped last Saturday when they were beaten 24-17 by Minnesota on the road. They lost despite outgaining Minnesota 393-274 and only turning the ball over once.
The Wildcats' offense has had its struggles this year, but their defense has only given up 17.5 points per game through six games. Northwestern's top offensive threat has been running back Justin Jackson, who has 502 yards with two touchdowns and he's averaged 4.5 yards per carry.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-1-0 Against the Spread
Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-1-0 against the Over/Under
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
Northwestern Wildcats are 2-4-0 Against the Spread
Northwestern Wildcats are 0-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/12/14 WR Brandon Reilly Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/12/14 TE Cethan Carter Undisclosed expected to miss Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/12/14 LB David Santos Knee "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/03/14 WR Glenn Irons Knee out for season
09/21/14 WR Sam Burtch Knee out for season
09/19/14 K Mauro Bondi Collarbone out indefinitely
09/10/14 WR Jamal Turner Leg out for season
09/01/14 OL Corey Whitaker ACL out for season
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
10/13/14 LB Collin Ellis Undisclosed expected to miss Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/12/14 OL Ian Park Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/12/14 DB Ibraheim Campbell Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/12/14 CB Keith Watkins II Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
08/27/14 DL Sean McEvilly Foot out for season
08/13/14 WR Christian Jones Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Nebraska
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