Rutgers at Nebraska College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium
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Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium is the venue for the game between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Nebraska as 12 point favorites. The total has been set at 54. The Cornhuskers are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-1-0. The Scarlet Knights are 2-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-2-0.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
09/18/17 OL Jonah Jackson Back "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
09/17/17 DL Jimmy Hogan Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
09/17/17 DL Jon Bateky Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
09/14/17 DL Eric Wiafe Personal has left team
08/23/17 WR Ahmir Mitchell Knee out indefinitely
08/16/17 LB Tyreek Maddox-Williams ACL out for season
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
09/17/17 OL David Knevel Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
09/17/17 DB Joshua Kalu Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
09/17/17 LB Marcus Newby Hamstring injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
09/17/17 RB Tre Bryant Knee "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
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 Rutgers Scarlet Knights have run for 585 yards as a unit, which ranks 41st in the nation. They've run 126 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Scarlet Knights have been penalized on offense 20 times for 168 yards so far this year, which has them 47th in the country in penalties. They are 63rd in Division 1 in points scored with 92. They have run 218 plays this year for 1,113 yards, which ranks them 96th in the nation in total offense. The Scarlet Knights average 5.1 yards per play, which is 105th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 59 1st downs this season, ranking them 71st overall as an offensive unit. Kyle Bolin has completed 52 throws while attempting 88 passes for a completion percentage of 59.1%. He has passed for 516 yards this year. He averages 4.5 adjusted yards per throw and 5.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 110.5.
The Scarlet Knights rush defense has given up 96 attempts for 278 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the country against the run. They have had 22 penalties for 202 yards on defense this year. That places them 97th in Division 1. Rutgers is 32nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 46. They have given up a total of 887 yards on D, which is 38th in the nation. The Scarlet Knights are 41st in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 44 throws on 90 attempts against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights defense this season, ranking them 40th and 59th in the country. The Rutgers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 609 yards in the air, which is 59th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 63rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Rutgers Scarlet Knights kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 671 yards on 16 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 63rd in the NCAA in punting average. Rutgers is 7th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 108 punt return yards and average 12 yards per return, which is 28th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 120 yards on special teams, which puts them 91st in kick return yardage. The Scarlet Knights average 17 yards per kick return and they are 78th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,341.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cornhuskers are 58th in Division 1 in points scored with 95. They have run 223 plays this season for 1,208 yards, which ranks them 43rd in the nation in total offense. The Nebraska Cornhuskers average 5.4 yards per play, which is 92nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 62 1st downs this year, placing them 62nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Nebraska has run for 419 yards as a team, which ranks 85th in the country. They've run 103 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cornhuskers have been penalized on offense 16 times for 148 yards so far this season, which has them 76th in the nation in penalties. Tanner Lee has thrown for 789 yards this season. He has completed 63 passes on 120 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 109.8. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 4.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Nebraska is 104th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 99. They have surrendered a total of 1,299 yards on D, which is 99th in Division 1. The Cornhuskers are ranked 99th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 86 passes on 124 attempts against the Nebraska defense this season, placing them 127th and 118th in the country. The Nebraska Cornhuskers pass defense has also given up a total of 908 yards through the air, which is 114th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 92 attempts for 391 yards this year, putting them in 61st place in D-1 against the run. The Cornhuskers have committed 24 penalties for 191 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 90th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Nebraska is ranked 39th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 14 punt return yards and average 2.3 yards per return, which is 102nd in college football. They have returned 6 kicks for 216 yards on special teams, ranking 33rd in kick return yardage. The Nebraska Cornhuskers average 36 yards per kick return and they are 63rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,438. The Cornhuskers have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 56th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Nebraska kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 778 yards on 18 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 47th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Scarlet Knights/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Scarlet Knights +12
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