Saturday, September 24, 2016
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Ryan Field. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Cornhuskers are 2-0-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 0-3-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
Tommy Armstrong finished with 200 yards through the air for Nebraska last week. He completed 17 passes out of 33 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Cornhuskers were led in rushing by Devine Ozigbo, who finished with 95 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Cethan Carter was the team leader in receiving with a total of 48 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Nebraska got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 81 total plays for 430 yards for the game. The Cornhuskers ran for 230 yards on 46 attempts.
Clayton Thorson finished with 320 yards passing for Northwestern last week. He went 18 for 39, resulting in a 46% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led on the ground by Justin Jackson, who finished with 94 yards on 28 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Austin Carr led the team in receiving with 135 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. Northwestern had 22 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 83 total plays for 406 yards for the contest. The Wildcats ran for 86 yards on 44 carries as a team.
Nebraska scores 43.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 18th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.7 passes on 27.3 attempts for a 53.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 242 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 56th in college football. The Cornhuskers run for an average of 220 yards per game on 46.7 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 35th in the nation. They also run 74 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 462 yards per game, ranking their offense 41st overall this season. The Cornhuskers average 23.7 first downs per game which ranks them 38th in the country. They accumulate 76 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 21st in the nation.
Nebraska allows 192.7 passing yards per game, ranking 41st in D-1, and they allow 19.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 44th. They give up 18 completions on 32.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.1. The Cornhuskers allow 169 rushing yards per game on 34.7 carries for an average of 4.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 89th in the country. Nebraska allows 361.7 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 58th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8 penalties for 65.7 yards per game, ranking them 89th among D-1 teams.
Northwestern averages 17.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 118th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.7 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 49 percent completion percentage. They throw for 235.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 64th in Division 1. The Wildcats run for an average of 99.7 yards per game on 34.7 attempts for an average of 2.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 117th on the ground. They also run 68.7 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for a total of 335.3 yards per game, ranking them 108th in the country on offense. The Wildcats get an average of 17.7 first downs per game, which ranks 106th in the nation. They average 42.3 penalty yards per game via 4.3 penalties, ranking them 109th in college football.
Northwestern allows an average of 261.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 101st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 14.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 18th in the nation. They give up 27.7 completions on 42 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 133.3 rushing yards per contest on 37.3 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 54th in the country. Northwestern allows 394.7 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 74th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 60.3 yards in each contest, ranking 71st in the nation.
Nebraska Betting Trends
Nebraska is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Nebraska has an ATS record of 2-0-1 this season
Northwestern Betting Trends
Northwestern is 0-3-0 against the over/under this season
Northwestern has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 WR Brandon Reilly Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
08/19/16 OL Corey Whitaker Knee out indefinitely
08/19/16 OL Jerald Foster Knee out for season
09/18/16 S Kyle Queiro Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
09/18/16 CB Matthew Harris Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
09/18/16 RB Warren Long Hand expected to miss 3-4 weeks
08/19/16 DB Keith Watkins II Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Nebraska
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