2014 Nebraska Cornhuskers Season Win Total NCAA Football Picks
by Robert Ferringo - 7/22/2014
2013 Record: 9-4
2014 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 8.0
2014 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Push'
Odds courtesy of 5Dimes.
Bo Pelini loses four games every year. It's just the way it is. No matter how good or bad his roster is, Pelini finds a way to lose/only lose four games each season. So it was an easy call for the books to post Cornhuskers' season win total at 8.0. And it's an even easier call for me to pass on this total and predict a 'push'.
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Nebraska has just 11 returning starters and this is one of the youngest teams in the country (No. 97 in experience). It is also the fewest starters that Nebraska has welcomed back since 2008. A large part of this season rests on the development of quarterback Tommy Armstrong. But the Huskers can lean on potential All-American Ameer Abdullah if anything goes wrong.
The defense has been nothing better than mediocre under Pelini. Nebraska was No. 50 in scoring defense and No. 40 in total defense last year. The Huskers were a horrid -11 in turnover margin and if their tweaks on defense pay dividends in that area this team could overachieve past its experience level.
Nebraska has a lot of gimme games. FAU, McNeese State, and Illinois all come to Lincoln in September. The Huskers also have home games against Rutgers, Purdue and Minnesota and they could win all three of those tilts. Add in a road win at Fresno State and that makes seven victories.
The problem is that I think Nebraska will get upset at home, either by one of the listed teams or by Miami, which comes to town on Sept. 20. Nebraska only has four league road games. But I don't know if they will win any of them.
I'm would play Nebraska 'under' if the books are offering 8.5. I would play 'over' if the books were to dip down to 7.5 (which they never would). I think 8.0 is a rock solid number and I would punt on this total.
2014 Nebraska Cornhuskers Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location Result
Sat, Aug 30th, 2014 Fla Atlantic TBA Memorial Stadium
Sat, Sep 6th, 2014 McNeese State TBA Memorial Stadium
Sat, Sep 13th, 2014 at Fresno State 10:30 PM Bulldog Stadium
Sat, Sep 20th, 2014 Miami-Florida 08:00 PM Memorial Stadium
Sat, Sep 27th, 2014 Illinois 09:00 PM Memorial Stadium
Sat, Oct 4th, 2014 at Michigan State 08:00 PM Spartan Stadium
Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 at Northwestern 07:30 PM Ryan Field
Sat, Oct 25th, 2014 Rutgers TBA Memorial Stadium
Sat, Nov 1st, 2014 Purdue TBA Memorial Stadium
Sat, Nov 15th, 2014 at Wisconsin TBA Camp Randall Stadium
Sat, Nov 22nd, 2014 Minnesota TBA Memorial Stadium
Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 at Iowa TBA Kinnick Stadium
All Times EST
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