Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Ryan Field
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska (+4)
Adrian Martinez and the Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-1) go to Ryan Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Northwestern Wildcats (2-0). The odds on this contest have Northwestern as 4-point favorites. The total is set at 52.5.
The last time they played, the Nebraska Cornhuskers went up against the Ohio State Buckeyes and left there with a loss by a score of 52-17. Adrian Martinez led the team in rushing in this game. He tore off a long run of 39 yards and he added 1 TD for this outing. He ran for 85 yards on 13 carries which meant he was running for 6.5 yards per tote. Wan'Dale Robinson was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 49 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 8.2 yards per reception in this game. Adrian Martinez went 12/15 with 105 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 17 points per outing. As a unit they're averaging 210 yards on the ground which is 18th in D-1. The Cornhuskers have earned 370 total yards for the season. In terms of notching touchdowns, Nebraska has compiled 0 touchdowns through the air and 2 rushing touchdowns. The Cornhuskers rank 116th in Division 1 concerning team defense, conceding 52 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per rush on the ground and 215 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. When talking about yards through the air, the Cornhuskers are giving up 276 yards which ranks them 18th in the country. In total, they are surrendering 491.0 yards/contest ranking them 107th in Division 1.
Adrian Martinez has completed 385 of his attempted career 613 throws for a completion percentage of 62.8%. He is passing for 212.6 yards per outing. For his career, Martinez has passed for a total of 4,678 yds with 27 TD's and 17 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 135.9 with a TD rate of 4.4% and an interception percentage of 2.8%. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 297 different times totaling 1,340 yards.
In their last game, the Northwestern Wildcats played the Iowa Hawkeyes and went home with the win by a score of 21-20. Peyton Ramsey went 11/18 with 130 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 1 pick for the contest. Isaiah Bowser led the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 85 yards on 25 carries which meant he was running for 3.4 yards per run. Kyric McGowan was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 63 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 12.6 yards per catch in this contest.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Wildcats have a total of 342 passing yards along with holding an average of 171.0 passing yards per outing, putting them at 87th in the nation. The Northwestern Wildcats have an average of 405.0 yards/game which has them ranked 50th in the nation. They maintain an average of 234.0 yards via the ground game and have run for 468 yards for the year. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Wildcats rank 39th in D-1 maintaining an average of 32.0 points per outing. The Wildcats are relinquishing 11.5 points per contest, which has them sitting 18th in Division 1. This season, they have given up 23 total points. Northwestern has yielded a total of 141 yards rushing (70.5 yards per outing) as well as 1 touchdown on the ground this season. They have given up 1 touchdown through the air and 179.5 yards per contest, which puts them in 27th in Division 1.
Ramsey has thrown for 43 touchdowns compared to 24 picks in his career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 4.3% and his interception percentage is 2.4%. He has scampered for 905 yds on 319 tries. He averages 209.8 yards per contest through the air with a 134.2 QB rating. In the 33 games in his college career, Peyton Ramsey has connected on 667 of his 1,000 attempts for 6,923 yds.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers +4
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