Northwestern at Nebraska College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 1 point favorites. The Wildcats have an ATS record of 5-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Cornhuskers have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 3-5-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-3-0 against the spread
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 3-5-0 against the spread
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
10/29/17 WR Jalen Brown Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
09/18/17 DB Brian Bullock Leg out for season
09/18/17 DB Roderick Campbell Undisclosed out for season
09/03/17 CB Keith Watkins II Knee out for season
08/31/17 DE Xavier Washington Suspension out indefinitely
08/23/17 WR Solomon Vault Lower Body out for season
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
10/29/17 OL David Knevel Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/29/17 DB Joshua Kalu Hamstring is "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/29/17 LB Luke Gifford Hip is "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/29/17 WR Stanley Morgan Jr. Hip is "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Northwestern Wildcats are 69th in Division 1 in points scored with 221. They have run 619 plays this season for 3,190 yards, which ranks them 35th in the nation in total offense. The Wildcats average 5.2 yards per play, which is 103rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 185 1st downs this year, placing them 28th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Northwestern has run for 1,024 yards as a team, which ranks 102nd in the country. They've run 295 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 41 times for 402 yards so far this season, which has them 102nd in the nation in penalties. Clayton Thorson has thrown for 2,044 yards this season. He has completed 191 passes on 311 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 121.4. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 5.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Northwestern is 52nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 194. They have surrendered a total of 3,112 yards on D, which is 66th in Division 1. The Wildcats are ranked 40th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 187 passes on 315 attempts against the Northwestern Wildcats defense this season, placing them 120th and 121st in the country. The Northwestern pass defense has also given up a total of 2,166 yards through the air, which is 110th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 283 attempts for 946 yards this year, putting them in 19th place in D-1 against the run. The Wildcats have committed 42 penalties for 376 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 42nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Northwestern is ranked 107th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 43 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 89th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 350 yards on special teams, ranking 108th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 18 yards per kick return and they are 88th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,584. The Northwestern Wildcats have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 8, which is 74th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. Northwestern Wildcats kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,790 yards on 42 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 51st in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cornhuskers have run for 975 yards as a team, which ranks 110th in the nation. They've run 257 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Cornhuskers have been penalized on offense 52 times for 498 yards so far this year, which has them 54th in the country in penalties. They are 87th in Division 1 in points scored with 206. They have run 559 plays this year for 3,170 yards, which ranks them 31st in the nation in total offense. The Nebraska Cornhuskers average 5.7 yards per play, which is 63rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 161 1st downs this season, ranking them 82nd overall as an offensive unit. Tanner Lee has completed 164 throws while attempting 290 passes for a completion percentage of 56.6%. He has passed for 2,140 yards this year. He averages 6.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 128.7.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers rush defense has given up 287 attempts for 1,383 yards this season, putting them in 72nd place in the country against the run. They have had 55 penalties for 469 yards on defense this year. That places them 80th in Division 1. Nebraska is 82nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 240. They have given up a total of 3,154 yards on D, which is 68th in the nation. The Cornhuskers are 84th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 167 throws on 253 attempts against the Nebraska defense this season, ranking them 101st and 68th in the country. The Nebraska Cornhuskers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,771 yards in the air, which is 67th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have tried 12 field goals this year and made 10, which is 55th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Nebraska kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 24 for 24 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,618 yards on 38 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 50th in the NCAA in punting average. Nebraska is 61st in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 84 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 68th in D-1. They have returned 19 kicks for 448 yards on special teams, which puts them 61st in kick return yardage. The Cornhuskers average 24 yards per kick return and they are 79th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,702.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers +1
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