Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 11/26/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Cornhuskers (-3.5)
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-8) host the Iowa Hawkeyes (9-2) at Memorial Stadium on Friday. Iowa opens this game as 3.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 44.5.
The Iowa Hawkeyes head into this matchup 9-2 this season. In their last matchup, the Hawkeyes stepped onto the field against the Illinois Fighting Illini and went home with a win by a final score of 33-23. Alex Padilla connected on 6/17 with 83 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 64.5 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Tyler Goodson was the rushing leader for the Hawkeyes with 27 carries for 132 yds (4.9 yds per attempt). The Iowa Hawkeyes ended up running the ball 52 times and amassed 172 yards, which earned them an average of 3.3 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 70 plays which converted into 255 yards. Iowa surrendered 16 completions on 36 tries for a total of 248 yds, and a completion rate of 44.4%. On the ground, the Hawkeyes conceded 64 yds on 25 attempts, which averages out to 2.6 yards per rush allowed.
The Hawkeyes have racked up 3,227 yards in total over the course of this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Iowa has earned 11 passing touchdowns and 17 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 14 times. Iowa has earned 179 first downs, and they have been flagged for 44 infractions for 391 yards. As a unit they average 115.5 yards on the ground ranking them 113th in Division 1. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Iowa Hawkeyes have an average of 25.5 points per game.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Hawkeyes are giving up 2,322 yds which ranks them 50th in Division 1. They have given up 211.1 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 54.1%. Overall, they have yielded 314.7 yards per outing which puts them 24th in college football. They have yielded 13 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.0 yards per rush on the ground and 103.6 rushing yards per contest on the year. Overall, they have given up 1,140 yards via the running game in 11 games. The Hawkeyes are ranked 21st in Division 1 concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 16.9 points per contest.
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The Cornhuskers head into this matchup 3-8 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Cornhuskers took a loss by a final score of 35-28 when they played the Wisconsin Badgers. Adrian Martinez (1 touchdown) ended the game with 351 yards on 23/35 passing while his QB rating was 148.0. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 10.0. Marvin Scott III carried the rock 9 times for 29 yards, walking away from the game with 3.2 yards per attempt for Nebraska. The Cornhuskers finished the game with a total of 452 yds while running 70 plays (6.5 yds per play). Nebraska rushed for 2.9 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 101 yards on 35 attempts. Nebraska surrendered 30 rushing attempts for 253 yards (8.4 yds per rush). The Cornhuskers passing defense allowed a completion rate of 66.7%, surrendering 145 yards on 12 for 18 through the air.
In relation to how much they score, the Cornhuskers are ranking 64th in college football holding an average of 28.5 points per game. For the year to this point, the Cornhuskers have a total of 3,003 yards through the air along with holding an average of 273.0 throwing yards per contest, which is ranked 23rd in D-1. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 458.4 yards/game, ranking them 19th in college football. The Nebraska offense has racked up 490 yds of penalties on 58 violations, ranking them 96th in college football in terms of making mistakes.
Nebraska has surrendered a total of 1,583 yards rushing (143.9 yards per contest) and 11 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have yielded 14 touchdowns through the air and 222.8 yards/game, which has them in 69th in D-1. The Cornhuskers defense has been on the field for 759 plays, which is 88th in D-1. The Cornhuskers are relinquishing 22.2 points per contest, which has them sitting 51st in college football. Over the course of the season, they have given up 244 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes +3.5
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