Michigan Wolverines vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Cornhuskers (+7)
Memorial Stadium is where the Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-3) will take on the Michigan Wolverines (5-0) on Saturday. Nebraska opens as 7-point underdogs. The total is 52.5.
The Michigan Wolverines head into this matchup 5-0 this year. In their last contest, the Wolverines faced off with the Wisconsin Badgers and took home the win by a score of 38-17. Hassan Haskins was the rushing leader for the Wolverines with 19 totes for 47 yds (2.5 yds per carry). Cade McNamara went 17/28 with 197 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 143.4 and ended the contest with no picks. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Wolverines conceded 43 yards on 32 attempts, which is an average of 1.3 yards per run allowed. Michigan relinquished 11 pass completions on 23 attempts for a total of 167 yds, and a completion rate of 47.8%. Overall, they ran 74 plays which gave them 365 yards. The Michigan Wolverines ended up rushing 44 different times and tallied 112 yards, which had them averaging 2.5 yds per carry.
The Wolverines currently have 2,184 yards in total this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Michigan has compiled 7 passing touchdowns and 18 touchdowns on the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 1 time. Michigan has accrued 100 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 25 penalties for 222 yds. As a unit they're averaging 255.0 yards on the ground ranking this team at 7th in college football. When it comes to scoring points, the Michigan Wolverines hold an average of 39.8 points per outing.
The Wolverines are ranked 18th in Division 1 in terms of team defense, giving up 12.8 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.3 yards per rush and 114.0 yards on the ground per contest for the season. During the season, they have allowed 570 yards via the ground game in 5 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Wolverines are giving up 853 yds which ranks them 38th in college football. They have conceded 170.6 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 53.8%. For the year, they have given up 284.6 yards per outing which has them sitting 22nd in college football. They have conceded 6 touchdowns by air as well as 1 touchdown pounding the rock.
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The Cornhuskers come into this matchup with a record of 3-3 this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Cornhuskers got the victory with a final of 56-7 when they faced the Northwestern Wildcats. Jaquez Yant ran the ball 13 times for 127 yds, finishing the game with 9.8 yds per attempt for Nebraska. Adrian Martinez (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 202 yds on 11/17 through the air while his quarterback rate was 183.9. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 11.9. Nebraska conceded 26 rush attempts for 37 yards (1.4 yards per rush). The Cornhuskers secondary gave up a completion percentage of 62.5%, relinquishing 256 yards on 25 out of 40 through the air. The Cornhuskers finished the game with a total of 657 yards on 74 plays (8.9 yards per play). Nebraska rushed the football for 8.1 yds per attempt, totaling 427 yds on 53 carries.
In terms of their scoring prowess, the Cornhuskers currently rank 50th in the country averaging 32.3 PPG. During the season thus far, the Cornhuskers have thrown for a total of 1,603 yards via the pass along with an average of 267.2 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 40th in the country. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have an average of 503.7 yards per contest, which has them ranked 11th in the nation. The Nebraska offense has 277 penalty yds on 34 violations, ranking them 40th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
The Cornhuskers are conceding 15.5 PPG, which has them ranked 25th in D-1. Nebraska has surrendered a total of 734 yards via the ground game (122.3 yards per outing) as well as 3 touchdowns rushing this year. In total, they have relinquished 93 pts. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns through the air and 199.8 yards per game, which puts them in 55th in D-1. The Cornhuskers defense has been on the field for 395 plays, which is 136th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers +7
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