Saturday, October 3, 2015
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers face the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 57.
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Tommy Armstrong finished his last game with 368 yards through the air for Nebraska. He completed 23 passes out of 35 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. Terrell Newby was the rushing leader for the Cornhuskers last game. He carried the ball 18 times for an average of 4 yards per carry and ended with 76 yards. Jordan Westerkamp led the team in receiving with 11 receptions for 118 yards. He had an average of 11 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Nebraska had 610 total yards on 74 plays. They gained 10 rushing first downs, 14 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 25 first downs on the game. The Cornhuskers rushed for 242 yards by way of 39 carries.
Wes Lunt finished his last game with 238 yards through the air for Illinois. He completed 29 passes out of 49 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. Josh Ferguson was the rushing leader for the Fighting Illini last game. He carried the ball 20 times for an average of 4 yards per carry and ended with 83 yards. Geronimo Allison led the team in receiving with 10 receptions for 128 yards. He had an average of 13 yards per reception in the contest. Illinois had 378 total yards on 88 plays. They gained 11 rushing first downs, 11 passing, and 3 by way of penalty for a total of 25 first downs on the game. The Fighting Illini rushed for 140 yards by way of 39 carries.
Nebraska is averaging a total of 36.3 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 39.8 passes per game and completing 23.5 of them for a 59.1 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 324.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Cornhuskers carry the ball for an average of 194.8 yards per game on 36.3 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season. They are also running 76 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for an average of 519.5 yards per contest. The Cornhuskers manage 26.3 first downs per contest and they average a total of 91.5 penalty yards on 10.8 penalties.
Nebraska gives up an average of 379.5 passing yards and 26.5 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 26.3 completions per game on 43.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 60. The Cornhuskers allow 73.5 rushing yards per game on 26.5 carries for a 2.8 average per play. Nebraska gives up 453 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.3 penalties per game that total 72.8 yards as a unit.
Illinois is accumulating 34.3 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 42.5 passes per game and complete 25 of them for a 58.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 242.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Fighting Illini carry the ball for an average of 162 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. They also run 82.5 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 404.8 yards in each contest. The Fighting Illini are gaining 23.3 first downs per contest and they average 58.8 penalty yards on 6.3 penalties per game.
Illinois gives up 194 passing yards per outing and 19 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 19.5 completions on 33.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.6. The Fighting Illini allow 112.3 rushing yards per contest on 35.8 carries for a 3.1 average per rush. Illinois gives up 306.3 total yards per game including an average of 4.4 per play. They create an average of 2 turnovers per game and 7 penalties for 57.3 yards each game.
Nebraska Betting Trends
Nebraska is 3-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Nebraska has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Illinois Betting Trends
Illinois is 1-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Illinois has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/15 DL Vincent Valentine Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
09/21/15 LB Michael Rose-Ivey Groin expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/11/15 WR De'Mornay Pierson-El Foot out indefinitely
09/08/15 TE David Sutton Ankle expected to miss 8 weeks
09/08/15 DE Jack Gangwish Elbow expected to miss 3 weeks
09/27/15 TE Caleb Reams Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
09/27/15 DL Jamal Milan Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
09/22/15 TE Tyler White Concussion out indefinitely
09/15/15 TE Tim Clary Hand out indefinitely
09/15/15 OL Zach Heath Leg expected to miss 2-3 weeks
08/26/15 DL Teko Powell Foot out for season
08/24/15 RB Dre Brown Knee out for season
08/24/15 WR Justin Hardee Foot out indefinitely
08/24/15 WR Mike Dudek Knee out indefinitely
08/24/15 RB Reggie Corbin Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Illinois
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