Buffalo Bulls vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Lincoln Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Cornhuskers (-13.5)
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-1) host the Buffalo Bulls (1-0) at Lincoln Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Nebraska is 13.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 54.
The Buffalo Bulls come into this game with a record of 1-0 for this season. In their last contest, the Bulls played the Wagner Seahawks and notched a win by a score of 69-7. Kyle Vantrease finished 15/19 with 231 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 215.8 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. Ron Cook Jr. was the best rusher for the Bulls with 14 totes for 94 yds (6.7 yards per carry). Once the final whistle blew, they had 48 plays which gave them a total of 569 yds. The Buffalo Bulls ended up rushing 26 different times and accumulated 312 yards, which earned them an average of 12.0 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Bulls gave up 18 yards on 35 tries, which averages out to 0.5 yds per rush surrendered. Buffalo relinquished 7 pass completions on 15 attempts for a total of 79 yds, and a completion percentage of 46.7%.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Buffalo Bulls have an average of 69.0 points per contest. As a team they average 312.0 yards on the ground ranking them 13th in Division 1. The Bulls have tallied 569 total yards this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Buffalo has compiled 2 touchdowns via the pass and 7 rushing touchdowns. Buffalo has accounted for 30 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 6 infractions for 54 yards.
When talking about passing yards, the Bulls have conceded 79 yds which has them ranked 18th in D-1. They have allowed 79.0 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 46.7%. For the season, they have surrendered 97.0 yards per game which ranks them 14th in the country. They are giving up an average of 0.5 yards per rushing attempt and 18.0 rushing yards per contest for the season. Overall, they have conceded 18 rushing yards through 1 game. The Bulls are sitting in 23rd in the country concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 7.0 PPG.
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The Cornhuskers head into this game 1-1 this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Cornhuskers walked away with a victory by a final of 52-7 against the Fordham Rams. Markese Stepp carried the ball 18 times for 101 yds, finishing the game with 5.6 yards per attempt for Nebraska. Adrian Martinez (1 touchdown) ended the game with 254 yds on 17/23 through the air while his quarterback rate was 181.0. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 11.0. Nebraska gave up 27 running attempts for 130 yds (4.8 yds per rush). The Cornhuskers passing defense conceded a completion rate of 60.0%, surrendering 163 yds on 18 out of 30 through the air. The Cornhuskers finished the game with 633 yds and they ran 95 plays (6.7 yds per play). Nebraska rushed the ball for 5.1 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 329 yards on 65 carries.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have an average of 512.5 yards/game, which ranks them 23rd in D-1. The Nebraska offense has accrued 77 yards of penalties on 7 violations, which is good for 41st in the country in terms of hurting your team. During the season thus far, the Cornhuskers have compiled 536 passing yards along with holding an average of 268.0 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 44th in Division 1. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Cornhuskers are 42nd in Division 1 maintaining an average of 37.0 points per game.
The Cornhuskers are allowing 18.5 points per contest, which puts them 71st in Division 1. Nebraska has allowed the opposition a total of 297 yards rushing. They have allowed 3 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 161.0 yards/game, ranking them 51st in the country. The Cornhuskers defense has taken part in 124 plays, which is good for 135th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulls +13.5
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