Iowa vs Nebraska NCAA Football Tips 11/29/2019
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska +5.5
Nathan Stanley and the Iowa Hawkeyes head to Memorial Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The odds on this game have Iowa as 5.5-point favorites. The Hawkeyes are 5-6-0 ATS and 2-8-1 when betting on the total. The Cornhuskers are 5-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-9-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Iowa Hawkeyes went up against the Illinois Fighting Illini and notched a win by a score of 19-10. Tyler Goodson paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 10 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He rushed for 38 yards on 21 carries which had him averaging 1.8 yards per run. Ihmir Smith-Marsette led the team in receiving yardage by earning 121 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 30.3 yards per catch in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Hawkeyes was Nate Stanley who went 18/35 with 308 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 1 interception on the day. The Hawkeyes ended up running the ball 32 times and earned 79 yards which earned them an average of 2.5 yards per rush. For the game, the Hawkeyes earned 16 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 29 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In the game, they finished with a total of 67 plays for a total of 387 yards. In terms of defense, Iowa gave up 18 catches on 34 throws totaling 144 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.9%. On the ground, the Hawkeyes gave up 192 yards on 39 runs which is an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 336 yards and forced 3 turnovers.
The Hawkeyes step onto the field holding a record of 8-3 this year. For total yardage, they rank 9th in the Big Ten and 95th in the nation with 4,113 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 23.5 points per contest, ranking them 102nd in the nation. As a team, they have an average of 131.7 rushing yards per contest which is 10th in the Big Ten Conference. The Hawkeyes have one of the top tier defenses in the country, giving up 12.2 points per contest which has them at 2nd in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Hawkeyes have conceded 2,664 yards. Teams are completing 58.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.1 yards per attempt. When talking about yards on the ground, Iowa is allowing 115.2 yards per contest which has them at 6th in the Big Ten Conference and 22nd in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.7 yards per rush which has them at 6th in the conference and 33rd in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 1,267 yards rushing through 11 games.
In their last contest, the Nebraska Cornhuskers played the Maryland Terrapins and ended up getting the victory by a score of 54-7. Adrian Martinez led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 30 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 94 yards by way of 10 carries which meant he was running for 9.4 yards per tote. JD Spielman was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 104 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 14.9 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Cornhuskers was Adrian Martinez who went 16/25 with 194 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception on the day. The Cornhuskers rushed the ball a total of 57 times and earned a total of 305 yards which had them averaging 5.4 yards per attempt. For the game, they ran 87 plays for 531 yards. Overall, the Cornhuskers earned 31 first downs and they had 1 penalty for 10 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. When discussing the defense, Nebraska allowed 7 catches on 21 attempts totaling 57 yards, and a completion percentage of 33.3%. For the game, they conceded 206 yards and forced 4 turnovers. In the running game, the Cornhuskers allowed 149 yards on 31 runs which means they had an average of 4.8 yards per attempt allowed.
The Cornhuskers come into this matchup with a record of 5-6. In discussing the offensive production, the Cornhuskers have one of the middle tier offenses in the country. Nebraska has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 206.9 rushing yards per game, putting them 30th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 2,276 yards rushing through 11 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Cornhuskers average 429.6 yards per contest overall ranking them 51st in Division 1 and 5th in the Big Ten. The Cornhuskers are giving up 27.8 points per contest ranking them 11th in the conference and 66th in the nation. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in college football. They are giving up 210 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Cornhuskers are ranked 8th in the Big Ten Conference. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 306 total points. When it comes to yards rushing, they are allowing 185.4 yards per game ranking them 87th in the nation and 10th in the Big Ten Conference. For the 2019 season, they have allowed 2,039 yards rushing and 23.1 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers +5.5
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