Northern Illinois at Nebraska College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium
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The NIU Huskies travel to Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 13 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 59. The Huskies have an ATS record of 2-0-0 while their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Cornhuskers have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable NIU Huskies Betting Trends
The NIU Huskies are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The NIU Huskies are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key NIU Huskies Injuries
09/08/17 QB Ryan Graham Elbow expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
09/10/17 OL David Knevel Ankle "?" Saturday vs. No Illinois
09/10/17 RB Jaylin Bradley Ankle "?" Saturday vs. No Illinois
09/10/17 DB Joshua Kalu Hamstring left last game, "?" Saturday vs. No Illinois
09/10/17 RB Tre Bryant Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. No Illinois
09/01/17 WR Jaevon McQuitty Knee out for season
09/01/17 DB JoJo Domann ACL out indefinitely
08/16/17 CB Chris Jones Knee out indefinitely
08/14/17 WR Keyan Williams Hamstring out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The NIU Huskies are 73rd in Division 1 in points scored with 58. They have run 156 plays this season for 866 yards, which ranks them 58th in the nation in total offense. The Huskies average 5.6 yards per play, which is 79th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 44 1st downs this year, placing them 54th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Northern Illinois has run for 394 yards as a team, which ranks 48th in the country. They've run 82 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 23 times for 264 yards so far this season, which has them 6th in the nation in penalties. Daniel Santacaterina has thrown for 252 yards this season. He has completed 23 passes on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 153.1. He averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Northern Illinois is 42nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 33. They have surrendered a total of 526 yards on D, which is 32nd in Division 1. The Huskies are ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 3.1. Opposing offenses have completed 40 passes on 74 attempts against the NIU Huskies defense this season, placing them 80th and 94th in the country. The Northern Illinois pass defense has also given up a total of 318 yards through the air, which is 46th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 95 attempts for 208 yards this year, putting them in 46th place in D-1 against the run. The Huskies have committed 16 penalties for 154 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 106th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Northern Illinois is ranked 11th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 18 punt return yards and average 3 yards per return, which is 92nd in college football. They have returned 6 kicks for 116 yards on special teams, ranking 57th in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 19 yards per kick return and they are 62nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,000. The NIU Huskies have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 3, which is 38th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. NIU Huskies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 492 yards on 12 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 68th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cornhuskers have run for 334 yards as a team, which ranks 63rd in the nation. They've run 67 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cornhuskers have been penalized on offense 11 times for 100 yards so far this year, which has them 68th in the country in penalties. They are 35th in Division 1 in points scored with 78. They have run 140 plays this year for 824 yards, which ranks them 53rd in the nation in total offense. The Nebraska Cornhuskers average 5.9 yards per play, which is 59th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 44 1st downs this season, ranking them 53rd overall as an offensive unit. Tanner Lee has completed 38 throws while attempting 73 passes for a completion percentage of 52.1%. He has passed for 490 yards this year. He averages 5.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 120.1.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers rush defense has given up 65 attempts for 283 yards this season, putting them in 73rd place in the country against the run. They have had 21 penalties for 166 yards on defense this year. That places them 115th in Division 1. Nebraska is 115th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 78. They have given up a total of 1,063 yards on D, which is 115th in the nation. The Cornhuskers are 111th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 71 throws on 101 attempts against the Nebraska defense this season, ranking them 127th and 123rd in the country. The Nebraska Cornhuskers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 780 yards in the air, which is 126th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have tried 2 field goals this year and made 2, which is 63rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Nebraska kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 494 yards on 12 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 64th in the NCAA in punting average. They have returned 3 kicks for 125 yards on special teams, which puts them 51st in kick return yardage. The Cornhuskers average 42 yards per kick return and they are 68th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 950.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Huskies +13
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