Friday, November 25, 2016
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Cornhuskers are 6-3-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-9-0. The Hawkeyes have an over/under record of 4-7-0 and they are 5-6-0 against the spread.
Ryker Fyfe finished with 220 yards through the air for Nebraska last week. He completed 23 passes out of 37 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Cornhuskers were led in rushing by Terrell Newby, who finished with 98 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Jordan Westerkamp was the team leader in receiving with a total of 85 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Nebraska got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 82 total plays for 401 yards for the game. The Cornhuskers ran for 181 yards on 45 attempts.
C.J. Beathard finished with 80 yards passing for Iowa last week. He went 9 for 17, resulting in a 53% completion percentage. The Hawkeyes were led on the ground by LeShun Daniels, who finished with 159 yards on 26 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Jerminic Smith led the team in receiving with 33 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Iowa had 16 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 66 total plays for 342 yards for the contest. The Hawkeyes ran for 262 yards on 49 carries as a team.
Nebraska scores 28.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 72nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.3 passes on 29.2 attempts for a 52.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 215.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 85th in college football. The Cornhuskers run for an average of 186.8 yards per game on 42 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 56th in the nation. They also run 71.2 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 402.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 73rd overall this season. The Cornhuskers average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 73rd in the country. They accumulate 54.3 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 67th in the nation.
Nebraska allows 215.5 passing yards per game, ranking 51st in D-1, and they allow 21.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 22nd. They give up 20.1 completions on 33.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.9. The Cornhuskers allow 130 rushing yards per game on 31.5 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 26th in the country. Nebraska allows 345.5 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 21st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.7 penalties for 40.3 yards per game, ranking them 9th among D-1 teams.
Iowa averages 25.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 87th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.4 passes per game on 24.6 attempts for a 58.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 162.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 113th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes run for an average of 163.5 yards per game on 37.6 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 79th on the ground. They also run 62.3 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 326.5 yards per game, ranking them 121st in the country on offense. The Hawkeyes get an average of 17.5 first downs per game, which ranks 119th in the nation. They average 41.5 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, ranking them 116th in college football.
Iowa allows an average of 206.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 39th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 15th in the nation. They give up 15.8 completions on 30.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.3 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 158.9 rushing yards per contest on 39 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 50th in the country. Iowa allows 365.2 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 31st in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 4.6 penalties for 36.8 yards in each contest, ranking 2nd in the nation.
Nebraska Betting Trends
Nebraska is 2-9-0 against the over/under this season
Nebraska has an ATS record of 6-3-2 this season
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
Iowa has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Iowa
08/19/16 OL Corey Whitaker Knee out indefinitely
11/20/16 OL Cole Croston Calf "?" Friday vs. Nebraska
11/20/16 TE George Kittle Leg "?" Friday vs. Nebraska
11/20/16 OL Ike Boettger Leg "?" Friday vs. Nebraska
11/20/16 DB Miles Taylor Concussion "?" Friday vs. Nebraska
11/16/16 DB Greg Mabin Ankle out for season
09/28/16 DL Jake Hulett Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/27/16 WR Matt VandeBerg Foot out indefinitely
08/27/16 WR Emmanuel Ogwo Personal has left team
08/27/16 LB Nick Wilson Disciplinary has left team
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa -2.5
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