Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 11/27/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Location: Kinnick Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska (+14.5)
Spencer Petras and the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-2) host the Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-3) at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, November 27, 2020. Iowa opens this matchup as 14.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 51.5.
In their last game, the Nebraska Cornhuskers went up against the Illinois Fighting Illini and went home in defeat by a score of 41-23. Luke McCaffrey went 15/26 with 134 yards via the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 3 picks for the game. McCaffrey paced the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for this game. He ran for a total of 122 yards on 26 carries which meant he was running for 4.7 yards per run. Wan'Dale Robinson was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 60 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 10.0 yards per catch in this contest.
The Cornhuskers have earned 1,502 total yards for the year. Offensively they have an average of 198.8 yards on the ground ranking this team at 36th in college football. In terms of getting in the endzone, Nebraska has compiled 2 touchdowns through the air and 6 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting points on the board, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have an average of 20.8 points per contest. The Cornhuskers are sitting in 106th in the nation concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 34.3 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per tote and 223.3 rushing yards per game this season. Over the course of this year, they have given up 893 rushing yards through 4 contests. When talking about yards through the air, the Cornhuskers are allowing 906 yards which puts them in 47th in D-1. During their 4 games played this season, they have allowed 226.5 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 65.4%. Overall, they are surrendering 449.8 yards per outing which ranks them 110th in college football.
For his career, McCaffrey has thrown for 576 yards with 3 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the football 80 times totaling 484 yds. His quarterback rating is 126.6 with a TD percentage of 3.8% and an interception percentage of 6.3%. He is throwing for 72.0 yds per game. Luke McCaffrey has completed 53 of his attempted career 80 throws for a completion percentage of 66.3%.
In their last contest, the Iowa Hawkeyes took the field against the Penn State Nittany Lions and earned the win by a score of 41-21. Spencer Petras went 18/28 with 186 yards by way of the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He ended the game with no interceptions. Mekhi Sargent led the team on the ground in this game. He tore off a long run of 28 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for this game. He racked up a total of 101 yards via 15 carries which had him averaging 6.7 yards per tote. Nico Ragaini led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 46 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 11.5 yards per catch in this game.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Hawkeyes currently rank 42nd in the nation by tallying 33.0 points per game. Over the course of the season to this point, the Hawkeyes currently sit at 957 yards via the pass along with an average of 191.4 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 102nd in Division 1. They are averaging 181.6 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 908 yards for this year. The Iowa Hawkeyes maintain an average of 373.0 yards per contest which has them sitting 86th in the nation. Iowa has surrendered a total of 513 yards rushing (102.6 yards per contest) as well as 5 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. The Hawkeyes are conceding 16.0 PPG, ranking them 21st in college football. This season, they have surrendered 80 pts. They have conceded 6 touchdowns through the air and 217.2 yards/game, which has them in 51st in Division 1.
Petras has passed for 3 TD's compared to 4 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 1.7% and his interception rate is 2.3%. He has run for 10 yards on 20 attempts. He averages 121.3 yds per game through the air with a 103.7 quarterback rating. In 8 games in his college career, Spencer Petras has connected on 96 of 173 tries for 970 yards.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -14.5
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