Ohio State at Nebraska NCAA Football Game Picks 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Adrian Martinez and the Nebraska Cornhuskers play the Ohio State Buckeyes at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The spread on this contest has Ohio State as 7-point favorites. The Buckeyes are 3-1-0 ATS and 2-1-1 when betting on the total. The Cornhuskers are 2-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-3-0 against the spread.
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
09/22/19 S Ronnie Hickman Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
09/22/19 WR C.J. Saunders Knee is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
09/22/19 WR Kamryn Babb Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
09/22/19 DL Noah Donald Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
09/22/19 DL Robert Landers Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
09/22/19 DT Taron Vincent Arm is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
09/22/19 DE Tyreke Smith Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
08/30/19 DE Jonathon Cooper Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
08/28/19 WR Andre Hunt Suspension is out indefinitely
08/28/19 TE Katerian Legrone Suspension is out indefinitely
In their last game, the Ohio State Buckeyes took on the Miami RedHawks and won by a score of 76-5. Running the show from under center for the Buckeyes was Justin Fields who went 14/21 with 223 yards through the air and completed 4 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Steele Chambers paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 15 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in the game. He scurried for 63 yards by way of 8 carries which meant he averaged 7.9 yards per run. K.J. Hill led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 78 yards on 2 catches. He had an average of 39.0 yards per reception for that game. The Ohio State Buckeyes ran the ball a total of 42 times and added 227 yards which had them averaging 5.4 yards per attempt. On the day, the Buckeyes earned a total of 30 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 52 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In the game, they totaled 72 plays which gave them a total of 601 yards. In terms of defense, Ohio State allowed 7 completions on 20 tries for a total of 60 yards, and a completion percentage of 35.0%. For the game, they conceded 132 yards and forced 3 takeaways. On the ground, the Buckeyes allowed 72 yards on 41 tries giving the other team an average of 1.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Buckeyes come into this matchup with a record of 4-0 this year. For total yardage, they sit in 1st in the Big Ten Conference and 8th in the country with 2,098 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 53.5 points per contest, which has them at 3rd in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 260 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the conference. The Buckeyes have one of the best defenses in Division 1, giving up 9 points per game which has them at 2nd in the Big Ten Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Buckeyes have conceded 1,058 yards. Teams are completing 56.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.4 yards per try. When it comes to rushing yards, Ohio State is allowing 60.8 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the conference and 7th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 1.7 yards per rush ranking them 3rd in the Big Ten and 3rd in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 243 rushing yards through 4 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Nebraska Cornhuskers went up against the Illinois Fighting Illini and earned the victory by a score of 42-38. Leading the way at QB for the Cornhuskers was Adrian Martinez who went 22/34 with 327 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Adrian Martinez led the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 44 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 118 yards by way of 18 carries which had him averaging 6.6 yards per run. JD Spielman was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 159 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 22.7 yards per reception for that contest. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ran the ball a total of 64 times and racked up a total of 344 yards giving them an average of 5.4 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Cornhuskers racked up 32 1st downs and they had 10 penalties for 70 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. On the day, they ran 98 plays for a total of 671 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Nebraska allowed 9 completions on 24 tries totaling 78 yards, and a completion percentage of 37.5%. Against the run, the Cornhuskers allowed 221 yards on 38 tries allowing their opponent an average of 5.8 yards per run allowed. Overall, they allowed 299 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Cornhuskers head into this matchup 3-1. Nebraska is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 214.8 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 35th in the nation. As a unit, they have a total of 859 rushing yards through 4 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Cornhuskers average 485.3 yards per contest overall ranking them 23rd in D-1 and 4th in the conference. The Cornhuskers are giving up 25.3 points per game which puts them at 9th in the Big Ten Conference and 62nd in the nation. In discussing points given up, they have given up 101 total points. When talking about rushing yards, they are allowing 116.8 yards per game ranking them 43rd in the nation and 7th in the Big Ten. For this season, they have given up a total of 467 yards on the ground and 7.2 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre groups in the nation. They are giving up 240 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cornhuskers currently sit at 11th in the Big Ten.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers +7
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