Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Ohio Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska (+12.5)
Ohio Stadium is the venue where Justin Fields and the Ohio State Buckeyes (13-1 last season) will take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-7 last year) on Saturday. Ohio State opens this matchup as 12.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 64.5.
In their last outing of 2019, the Nebraska Cornhuskers played the Iowa Hawkeyes and added a loss to their record by a score of 27-24. Adrian Martinez went 10/18 with 50 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 1 interception for the contest. Dedrick Mills led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 94 yards via 24 carries which meant he averaged 3.9 yards per run. JD Spielman led the team in receiving yardage by earning 34 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 11.3 yards per reception for that game.
When talking about scoring, the Nebraska Cornhuskers held an average of 28 points per game. Offensively they maintained an average of 204.5 yards rushing, giving them a rank of 29th in Division 1. The Cornhuskers racked up 5,005 yards in total for last season. Nebraska compiled 12 touchdowns via the pass and 28 rushing touchdowns. The Cornhuskers ranked 79th in college football regarding team defense, conceding 27.8 points per game. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.9 yards per attempt on the ground and 188.7 rushing yards per game last season. During the season, they conceded 2,264 yards via the ground game in 12 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Cornhuskers conceded 2,410 yds which had them ranked 26th in the country. They gave up 14 passing touchdowns in addition to 25 rushing touchdowns. They gave up 389.4 yards per game which had them ranked 76th in the nation.
Adrian Martinez has completed 373 of his career 598 tosses for a completion percentage of 62.4%. He is throwing for 217.8 yards per game. For his career, Martinez has thrown for 4,573 yards with 27 TD's and 17 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 135.8 with a touchdown rate of 4.5% and an interception rate of 2.8%. Since he has been in college, he has taken off and run 284 different times totaling 1,255 rushing yards.
The last time they took the field, the Ohio State Buckeyes played the Clemson Tigers in the Fiesta Bowl and took the loss by a score of 29-23. J.K. Dobbins paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 68 yards and he tallied 1 TD for this contest. He ran for a total of 174 yards on 18 carries which meant he was running for 9.7 yards per run. K.J. Hill was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 67 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 11.2 yards per reception for that game. Justin Fields went 30/46 with 320 yards by way of passing and tossed 1 TD. He gave away 2 interceptions for the game.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Buckeyes were ranked 3rd in D-1 with a maintained average of 46.9 points per contest. Last season, the Buckeyes racked up 3,683 yards via the pass together with an average of 263.1 passing yards per game, which had them ranked 36th in the country. They averaged 267.3 run yards per game and rushed for 3,742 yards for last year. The Ohio State Buckeyes averaged 530.4 yards per game which ranked them 4th in the nation. Ohio State yielded a total of 1,456 yards on the ground (104.0 yards per contest) in addition to 14 touchdowns via the rush last year. Over the course of the season, they surrendered 192 total points. They surrendered 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 156.0 yards/game, which had them sitting 13th in Division 1. The Buckeyes surrendered 13.7 points per game, which put them in 16th in Division 1.
Fields has passed for 45 touchdowns while giving up 3 picks in his career. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 11.5% and his interception percentage is 0.8%. He has rushed for 750 yds on 179 attempts. He averages 138.5 yards per contest through the air with a 180.7 QB rating. In the 26 contests in his collegiate career, Justin Fields has completed 265 of 393 attempts for 3,601 yards.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers +12.5
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