Indiana vs Nebraska NCAA Football Game Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Noah Vedral and the Nebraska Cornhuskers play the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Nebraska opens this game as 2-point dogs. The Hoosiers are 4-3-0 ATS and 3-4-0 when betting on the total. The Cornhuskers are 2-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-6-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Indiana Hoosiers took on the Maryland Terrapins and earned the victory by a score of 34-28. Running the show from under center for the Hoosiers was Peyton Ramsey who went 20/27 with 193 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Stevie Scott III paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 34 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the game. He racked up a total of 108 yards via 18 carries which meant he averaged 6.0 yards per run. Peyton Hendershot was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 95 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 15.8 yards per catch for that contest. The Hoosiers ran the ball a total of 30 times and added 189 yards which earned them an average of 6.3 yards per attempt. In the game, they finished with a total of 71 plays which added up to 523 yards. For the game, the Hoosiers got 28 first downs and they totaled 11 penalties for 105 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. When discussing the defense, Indiana gave up 17 completions on 27 throws totaling 210 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. Against the run, the Hoosiers gave up 173 yards on 37 attempts which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up 383 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Hoosiers come into this matchup with a record of 5-2 this season. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 2nd in the Big Ten Conference and 32nd in Division 1 with 3,154 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 33.4 points per game, which has them at 41st in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 143.3 rushing yards per game which is 11th in the conference. The Hoosiers have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, giving up 20.9 points per game ranking them 6th in the conference. In regard to yards rushing, Indiana is allowing 128.7 yards per game which has them at 9th in the conference and 40th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per rush putting them 9th in the Big Ten and 45th in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 901 yards rushing through 7 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Hoosiers have conceded 2,151 yards. Teams are completing 54.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.9 yards per try.
In their last game, the Nebraska Cornhuskers faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 34-7. Noah Vedral paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 22 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 49 yards via 15 carries which meant he was running for 3.3 yards per carry. JD Spielman was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 59 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 19.7 yards per reception for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Cornhuskers was Noah Vedral who went 14/23 with 135 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Cornhuskers ran the ball a total of 43 times and racked up 151 yards which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per attempt. On the day, they ran 72 plays which added up to 299 yards. Overall, the Cornhuskers totaled 16 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 33 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In terms of defense, Nebraska gave up 8 catches on 13 throws totaling 128 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.5%. On the day, they conceded 450 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. On the ground, the Cornhuskers gave up 322 yards on 49 carries which is an average of 6.6 yards per carry allowed.
The Cornhuskers come into this matchup with a record of 4-3. Nebraska has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 192.3 rushing yards per game, ranking them 40th in college football. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,346 rushing yards through 7 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Cornhuskers average 401.3 yards per contest overall which has them at 72nd in college football and 8th in the conference. The Cornhuskers are giving up 27.6 points per contest ranking them 11th in the conference and 69th in the country. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in college football. They are conceding 205.1 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cornhuskers sit in 9th in the Big Ten Conference. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 193 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are allowing 188.1 yards per game ranking them 95th in Division 1 and 12th in the conference. For 2019, they have conceded 1,317 yards on the ground and 14.7 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers +2
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