Saturday, October 24, 2015
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The Northwestern Wildcats take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 48.5.
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Clayton Thorson finished his last game with 125 yards through the air for Northwestern. He completed 17 passes out of 35 attempts for a 49% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Justin Jackson, who finished with 30 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Mike McHugh led the team in receiving with 2 receptions for 43 yards. He had an average of 22 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Northwestern got a total of 13 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 6 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 69 total plays for 198 yards for the game. The Wildcats ran for 51 yards on 26 attempts.
Tommy Armstrong finished his last game with 261 yards through the air for Nebraska. He completed 18 passes out of 26 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Cornhuskers were led in rushing by Terrell Newby, who finished with 116 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Alonzo Moore led the team in receiving with 4 receptions for 84 yards. He had an average of 21 yards per reception in the contest. Nebraska got a total of 23 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 14 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 65 total plays for 464 yards for the game. The Cornhuskers ran for 203 yards on 39 attempts.
Northwestern is scoring 19.6 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 14.1 passes on 27.1 attempts for a 52.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 141.1 yards per game through the air as well. The Wildcats carry the ball for an average of 190.4 yards per game on 48 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season. They also run 75.1 plays per contest and average 4.4 yards per play for an average of 331.6 yards per game. The Wildcats are averaging 17.9 first downs per game and they accumulate 37.7 penalty yards per game via 4.4 penalties.
Northwestern gives up an average of 146.7 passing yards and 16.1 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 16.6 completions per game on 30.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 55. The Wildcats allow 154.6 rushing yards per game on 36.4 carries for a 4.2 average per play. Northwestern allows 301.3 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 3.4 penalties for 25.1 yards per game.
Nebraska averages 32.4 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 34.9 attempts for a 54.5 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 256.3 yards through the air per game thus far. The Cornhuskers carry the ball for an average of 195 yards per game on 36.4 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. They also run 71.3 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 451.3 yards per game. The Cornhuskers get an average of 21.9 first downs per game and they average 74.6 penalty yards per game via 8.6 penalties.
Nebraska gives up 341.7 passing yards per outing and 24 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 25.4 completions on 44.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.4. The Cornhuskers allow 91 rushing yards per contest on 28.3 carries for a 3.2 average per rush. Nebraska allows 432.7 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6.9 penalties for 60.9 yards in each contest.
Northwestern Betting Trends
Northwestern is 2-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Northwestern has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Nebraska Betting Trends
Nebraska is 4-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Nebraska has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/18/15 WR Austin Carr Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/13/15 CB Matthew Harris Facial out indefinitely
10/09/15 WR Flynn Nagel Arm out indefinitely
09/28/15 DB Kyle Queiro Arm out indefinitely
09/17/15 OL Adam DePietro Leg out indefinitely
08/29/15 RB Jayme Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
10/18/15 LB Chris Weber Neck "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/18/15 OL Nick Gates Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/05/15 DL Kevin Maurice Foot out indefinitely
10/02/15 DL Kevin Williams Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/21/15 LB Michael Rose-Ivey Groin expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/08/15 TE David Sutton Ankle expected to miss 8 weeks
09/08/15 DE Jack Gangwish Elbow expected to miss 3 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Nebraska
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