Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Lincoln Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Penn State (-3)
Lincoln Memorial Stadium is the site where Adrian Martinez and the Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-2) will take on the Penn State Nittany Lions (0-3) on Saturday. Penn State opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 56.5.
In the last game they played, the Penn State Nittany Lions took the field against the Maryland Terrapins and left there with a loss by a score of 35-19. Devyn Ford led the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 15 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 36 yards by way of 9 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per carry. Jahan Dotson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 123 yards on 9 catches. He averaged 13.7 yards per reception in this contest. Sean Clifford went 27/57 with 340 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He gave away 2 interceptions on the day.
Concerning scoring, the Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 26.3 PPG. As a unit they average 129.3 yards on the ground which has them sitting 93rd in the country. The Nittany Lions have earned 1,247 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Penn State has earned 9 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns via the ground. The Nittany Lions sit in 108th in Division 1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 36.3 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 3.5 yards per rush and 124.0 yards on the ground per game for the season. Overall, they have conceded 372 running yards through 3 games. In terms of passing yards, the Nittany Lions are allowing 770 yards which ranks them 56th in Division 1. Over the course of their 3 games played this season, they have yielded 256.7 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 67.8%. Overall, they have given up 380.7 yards/game ranking them 58th in college football.
For his college career, Clifford has passed for 3,708 yards with 34 touchdowns and 12 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the ball 173 different times totaling 549 rushing yds. He has a QB rating of 147.9 with a touchdown percentage of 7.6% and an interception percentage of 2.7%. He is throwing for 195.2 yards per game. Sean Clifford has connected on 263 of his career 448 passes for a completion percentage of 58.7%.
In their last contest, the Nebraska Cornhuskers faced the Northwestern Wildcats and went home in defeat by a score of 21-13. Adrian Martinez led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 28 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 102 yards by way of 13 carries which gave him an average of 7.8 yards per run. Marcus Fleming led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 75 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 15.0 yards per reception for that game. Adrian Martinez went 12/27 with 125 yards via the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 1 pick for the contest.
During this campaign to this point, the Cornhuskers have thrown for 378 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 189.0 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 98th in the country. The Nebraska Cornhuskers maintain an average of 406.0 yards per outing which has them sitting 63rd in the country. They have an average of 217.0 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 434 yards in total. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Cornhuskers are ranked 117th in the nation holding an average of 15.0 points per outing. The Cornhuskers are conceding 36.5 PPG, ranking them 109th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 73 total points. Nebraska has yielded a total of 363 yards via the ground game (181.5 yards per contest) as well as 5 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have allowed 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 222.5 yards per game, which puts them in 61st in Division 1.
Martinez has thrown 27 touchdowns compared to 18 picks in his career. His TD rate on pass attempts is 4.2% and his interception rate is 2.8%. He has rushed for 1,442 yds on 310 attempts. He is averaging 208.8 yds per contest through the air with a 133.4 quarterback rating. In the 23 games in his career, Adrian Martinez has connected on 397 of his 640 tries for a total of 4,803 yards.
Who will win tonight's Nittany Lions/Cornhuskers NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers +3
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