Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Ohio Stadium. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 15.5 point favorites. This season the Cornhuskers are 5-2-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-7-0. The Buckeyes have an over/under record of 3-5-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
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Tommy Armstrong finished with 153 yards through the air for Nebraska last week. He completed 12 passes out of 31 attempts for a 39% completion percentage. The Cornhuskers were led in rushing by Terrell Newby, who finished with 77 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Jordan Westerkamp was the team leader in receiving with a total of 62 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Nebraska got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 75 total plays for 305 yards for the game. The Cornhuskers ran for 152 yards on 44 attempts.
J.T. Barrett finished with 223 yards passing for Ohio State last week. He went 21 for 32, resulting in a 66% completion percentage. The Buckeyes were led on the ground by Mike Weber, who finished with 87 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Curtis Samuel led the team in receiving with 68 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Ohio State had 23 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 431 yards for the contest. The Buckeyes ran for 208 yards on 41 carries as a team.
Nebraska scores 32 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 49th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.6 passes on 27.9 attempts for a 52.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 225.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 74th in college football. The Cornhuskers run for an average of 204.1 yards per game on 45.3 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 39th in the nation. They also run 73.1 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 429.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 48th overall this season. The Cornhuskers average 21.9 first downs per game which ranks them 54th in the country. They accumulate 56.6 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 62nd in the nation.
Nebraska allows 205.4 passing yards per game, ranking 37th in D-1, and they allow 18.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 15th. They give up 19.5 completions on 33.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.6. The Cornhuskers allow 137 rushing yards per game on 30.8 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 37th in the country. Nebraska allows 342.4 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 20th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.1 penalties for 41 yards per game, ranking them 13th among D-1 teams.
Ohio State averages 42.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 10th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.4 passes per game on 30.3 attempts for a 64 percent completion percentage. They throw for 220.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 77th in Division 1. The Buckeyes run for an average of 272.4 yards per game on 47.5 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 8th on the ground. They also run 77.8 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 492.9 yards per game, ranking them 20th in the country on offense. The Buckeyes get an average of 24.8 first downs per game, which ranks 19th in the nation. They average 56.3 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, ranking them 64th in college football.
Ohio State allows an average of 171.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 9th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 15.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 6th in the nation. They give up 14.6 completions on 30.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 47.4 per game. The Buckeyes allow 129.9 rushing yards per contest on 35.8 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 29th in the country. Ohio State allows 301 total yards per game for an average of 4.5 yards per play, which ranks 8th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 3.8 penalties for 30 yards in each contest, ranking 1st in the nation.
Nebraska Betting Trends
Nebraska is 1-7-0 against the over/under this season
Nebraska has an ATS record of 5-2-1 this season
Ohio State Betting Trends
Ohio State is 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
Ohio State has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/17/16 TE Cethan Carter Elbow out indefinitely
08/19/16 OL Corey Whitaker Knee out indefinitely
08/19/16 OL Jerald Foster Knee out for season
10/26/16 OL Isiah Prince Knee out for season
09/30/16 OL Demetrius Knox Foot expected to miss 6-8 weeks
09/26/16 WR K.J. Hill Ankle expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/24/16 LB Justin Hilliard Undisclosed out for season
09/05/16 DL Tracy Sprinkle Leg out for season
08/31/16 DB Cam Burrows Foot out for season
08/29/16 QB Torrence Gibson Suspension out for season
08/19/16 DL Darius Slade Achilles out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Nebraska
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