Nebraska at Penn State College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Penn State Nittany Lions host the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 23 point favorites. The Nittany Lions have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 6-3-1 against the spread. The Cornhuskers have an ATS record of 3-7-0 while their over/under record is 5-4-1.
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Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-4-1 against the over/under
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 3-7-0 against the spread
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-3-1 against the spread
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/12/17 DB Eric Lee Jr. Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
11/12/17 RB Jaylin Bradley Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
11/12/17 LB Luke Gifford Hip is "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
11/12/17 QB Tanner Lee Head left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
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 Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
11/12/17 OL Andrew Nelson Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
11/12/17 G Ryan Bates Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
11/12/17 DE Ryan Buchholz Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/06/17 DE Torrence Brown Knee out indefinitely
08/31/17 CB John Reid Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have run for 1,156 yards as a team, which ranks 112th in college football. They've run 321 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cornhuskers have been penalized on offense 63 times for 620 yards so far this season, which has them 52nd in the country in penalties. They are 89th in the nation in points scored with 251. They have run 697 plays this season for 3,887 yards, which ranks them 30th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cornhuskers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 71st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 202 1st downs this year, placing them 72nd overall as an offensive unit. Tanner Lee averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 6.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 198 passes on 346 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 128.5. He has thrown for 2,539 yards this season.
The Cornhuskers rush defense has allowed 377 attempts for 2,024 yards this year, putting them in 107th place in D-1 against the run. Nebraska has committed 64 penalties for 569 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 75th in college football. They are 105th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 325. They have surrendered a total of 4,143 yards on D, which is 86th in the country. The Cornhuskers are ranked 101st in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses have completed 195 passes on 304 attempts against the Nebraska Cornhuskers defense this season, placing them 86th and 56th in Division 1. The Nebraska pass defense has also given up a total of 2,119 yards through the air, which is 56th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 11, which is 66th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Nebraska Cornhuskers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 30 for 30 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,934 yards on 46 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 60th in Division 1 in punting average. Nebraska is ranked 78th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 90 punt return yards and average 6.9 yards per return, which is 71st in college football. They have returned 32 kicks for 712 yards on special teams, ranking 30th in kick return yardage. The Cornhuskers average 22 yards per kick return and they are 66th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,689.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nittany Lions are 16th in the country in points scored with 377. They have run 668 plays this year for 4,296 yards, which ranks them 26th in Division 1 in total offense. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 6.4 yards per play, which is 28th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 211 1st downs this season, ranking them 57th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Penn State has run for 1,460 yards as a unit, which ranks 84th in college football. They've run 330 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. Penn State has been penalized on offense 45 times for 421 yards so far this year, which has them 113th in the country in penalties. Trace McSorley has passed for 2,666 yards this year. He's completed 206 throws while attempting 317 passes for a completion percentage of 65%. His quarterback rating this season is 152.4. He averages 8.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8.4 yards per pass attempt.
Penn State is 4th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 139. They have given up a total of 3,183 yards on D, which is 19th in D-1. The Nittany Lions are 10th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 196 throws on 342 attempts against the Penn State defense this season, ranking them 91st and 103rd in the nation. The Penn State Nittany Lions pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,944 yards in the air, which is 39th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 372 attempts for 1,239 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the country against the run. The Nittany Lions have had 59 penalties for 549 yards on defense this year. That places them 67th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Penn State is 24th in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 282 punt return yards and average 14.1 yards per return, which is 14th in D-1. They have returned 20 kicks for 523 yards on special teams, which puts them 81st in kick return yardage. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 26 yards per kick return and they are 30th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,101. The Nittany Lions have tried 15 field goals this year and made 8, which is 101st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 53%. Penn State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 49 for 49 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,864 yards on 43 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 32nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nittany Lions -23
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