Nebraska at Northwestern College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers head to Ryan Field to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Northwestern as 9 point favorites. The Cornhuskers are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Wildcats are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-2-0.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 1-4-0 against the spread
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Northwestern Wildcats are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
10/05/18 RB Greg Bell Undisclosed is OUT Saturday vs Wisconsin
10/03/18 WR Tyjon Lindsey Transferred is out for season
10/01/18 DB Cam Taylor Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Wisconsin
10/01/18 OL Cole Conrad Knee is questionable Saturday vs Wisconsin
10/01/18 RB Maurice Washington Illness missed last game, is probable Saturday vs Wisconsin
10/01/18 DL Mick Stoltenberg Knee is out indefinitely
10/01/18 LB Will Honas Undisclosed is out for season
08/27/18 QB Tristan Gebbia Left Team is out for season
08/24/18 RB Tre Bryant Knee is out for season
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
10/05/18 DB Greg Newsome II Undisclosed is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Michigan State
10/05/18 LB Nate Hall Lower Body is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Michigan State
10/01/18 OL Blake Hance Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
10/01/18 OL Tommy Doles Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
09/30/18 DL Ben Oxley Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
09/30/18 OL J.B. Butler Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
09/30/18 SB Trey Pugh Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
09/24/18 RB Jeremy Larkin Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 120th in the country in points scored with 109. They have run 361 plays this year for 2,161 yards, which ranks them 81st in Division 1 in total offense. The Cornhuskers average 6 yards per play, which is 55th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 116 1st downs this season, ranking them 67th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Nebraska has run for 925 yards as a unit, which ranks 79th in college football. They've run 195 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Cornhuskers have been penalized on offense 52 times for 487 yards so far this year, which has them 7th in the country in penalties. Adrian Martinez has passed for 916 yards this year. He's completed 71 throws while attempting 119 passes for a completion percentage of 59.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 133.1. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
Nebraska is 106th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 196. They have given up a total of 2,189 yards on D, which is 74th in D-1. The Cornhuskers are 96th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 103 throws on 168 attempts against the Nebraska Cornhuskers defense this season, ranking them 72nd and 58th in the nation. The Nebraska pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,158 yards in the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 198 attempts for 1,031 yards this season, putting them in 90th place in the country against the run. The Cornhuskers have had 41 penalties for 343 yards on defense this year. That places them 88th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Nebraska is 87th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 4 punt return yards and average 0.6 yards per return, which is 126th in D-1. They have returned 16 kicks for 291 yards on special teams, which puts them 50th in kick return yardage. The Cornhuskers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 85th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,456. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have tried 7 field goals this year and made 4, which is 98th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Nebraska Cornhuskers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,105 yards on 26 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 53rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats have run for 387 yards as a team, which ranks 128th in college football. They've run 164 times, averaging 2.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Northwestern Wildcats have been penalized on offense 16 times for 171 yards so far this season, which has them 129th in the country in penalties. They are 117th in the nation in points scored with 118. They have run 391 plays this season for 1,856 yards, which ranks them 37th in Division 1 in total offense. Northwestern averages 4.7 yards per play, which is 124th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 110 1st downs this year, placing them 80th overall as an offensive unit. Clayton Thorson averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 118 passes on 190 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 124.7. He has thrown for 1,300 yards this season.
The Northwestern Wildcats rush defense has allowed 166 attempts for 665 yards this year, putting them in 33rd place in D-1 against the run. Northwestern has committed 44 penalties for 426 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 114th in college football. They are 46th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 126. They have surrendered a total of 1,941 yards on D, which is 50th in the country. The Wildcats are ranked 79th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 111 passes on 173 attempts against the Northwestern defense this season, placing them 85th and 66th in Division 1. The Northwestern Wildcats pass defense has also given up a total of 1,276 yards through the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Northwestern Wildcats have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 2, which is 120th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 40%. Northwestern kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,097 yards on 28 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 105th in Division 1 in punting average. Northwestern is ranked 13th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 81 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 98th in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 199 yards on special teams, ranking 87th in kick return yardage. The Northwestern Wildcats average 22 yards per kick return and they are 109th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,136.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers +9
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