Nebraska at Minnesota College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
TCF Bank Stadium
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers head to TCF Bank Stadium to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 2 point favorites. The Cornhuskers are 3-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4-1. The Golden Gophers are 3-5-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-4-0.
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Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-4-1 against the over/under
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 3-6-0 against the spread
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-5-1 against the spread
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/04/17 DB Aaron Williams Knee is "?"
11/04/17 DB Antonio Reed Knee is "?"
11/04/17 OL David Knevel Ankle is "?"
11/04/17 DB Eric Lee Jr. Concussion is "?"
11/04/17 RB Jaylin Bradley Ankle is "?"
11/04/17 LB Luke Gifford Hip is "?"
10/30/17 OL Michael Decker Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/30/17 OL Tanner Farmer Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/28/17 LB Tyrin Ferguson Foot is out indefinitely
10/23/17 RB Tre Bryant Knee is out for season
09/01/17 WR Jaevon McQuitty Knee out for season
09/01/17 DB JoJo Domann ACL out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/17 DB Antoine Winfield Jr. Hamstring is "?"
11/05/17 DB Kiondre Thomas Leg is "?"
11/05/17 RB Shannon Brooks Shoulder is "?"
11/04/17 OL Nick Connelly Concussion is out for season
10/01/17 WR Demetrius Douglas Foot out for season
09/27/17 WR Melvin Holland Jr. Leg out for season
09/27/17 DB Zo Craighton Leg out for season
08/30/17 WR Chris Autman-Bell Leg out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 84th in the country in points scored with 230. They have run 628 plays this year for 3,507 yards, which ranks them 33rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Cornhuskers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 72nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 180 1st downs this season, ranking them 80th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Nebraska has run for 1,087 yards as a unit, which ranks 110th in college football. They've run 288 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Cornhuskers have been penalized on offense 59 times for 566 yards so far this year, which has them 51st in the country in penalties. Tanner Lee has passed for 2,365 yards this year. He's completed 185 throws while attempting 328 passes for a completion percentage of 56.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 126.1. He averages 6.5 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Nebraska is 89th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 271. They have given up a total of 3,629 yards on D, which is 74th in D-1. The Cornhuskers are 89th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 186 throws on 288 attempts against the Nebraska Cornhuskers defense this season, ranking them 102nd and 77th in the nation. The Nebraska pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,014 yards in the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 332 attempts for 1,615 yards this season, putting them in 81st place in the country against the run. The Cornhuskers have had 61 penalties for 534 yards on defense this year. That places them 79th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Nebraska is 79th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 84 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 65th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 550 yards on special teams, which puts them 50th in kick return yardage. The Cornhuskers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 79th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,141. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have tried 13 field goals this year and made 11, which is 54th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Nebraska Cornhuskers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,817 yards on 43 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 54th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Gophers have run for 1,548 yards as a team, which ranks 56th in college football. They've run 403 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been penalized on offense 33 times for 277 yards so far this season, which has them 128th in the country in penalties. They are 101st in the nation in points scored with 211. They have run 600 plays this season for 2,873 yards, which ranks them 118th in Division 1 in total offense. Minnesota averages 4.8 yards per play, which is 120th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 158 1st downs this year, placing them 113th overall as an offensive unit. Demry Croft averages 5.6 yards per pass attempt and 4.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 37 passes on 87 attempts for a completion percentage of 42.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 95.4. He has thrown for 486 yards this season.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers rush defense has allowed 295 attempts for 1,433 yards this year, putting them in 61st place in D-1 against the run. Minnesota has committed 54 penalties for 522 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 77th in college football. They are 30th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 183. They have surrendered a total of 2,961 yards on D, which is 27th in the country. The Golden Gophers are ranked 41st in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 159 passes on 262 attempts against the Minnesota defense this season, placing them 61st and 36th in Division 1. The Minnesota Golden Gophers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,528 yards through the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 12, which is 45th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Minnesota kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 25 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,191 yards on 50 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 24th in Division 1 in punting average. Minnesota is ranked 105th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 36 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 112th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 498 yards on special teams, ranking 64th in kick return yardage. The Minnesota Golden Gophers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 120th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,407.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Golden Gophers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers +2
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