Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Sooners (-21.5)
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-1) are on their way to Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Oklahoma Sooners (2-0). Nebraska opens this contest as 21.5-point dogs. The total is 60.5.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers head into this game 2-1 this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Cornhuskers went up against the Buffalo Bulls and notched a win by a score of 28-3. Adrian Martinez connected on 13/19 with 242 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 210.1 and finished the contest with no picks. Gabe Ervin Jr. was the best rusher for the Cornhuskers with 10 carries for 56 yards (5.6 yards per carry). The Nebraska Cornhuskers ran the ball a total of 41 different times and amassed 220 yards, which had them averaging 5.4 yds per carry. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 61 plays which gave them a total of 516 yards. Nebraska gave up 27 pass completions on 50 tries for 224 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.0%. In the running game, the Cornhuskers conceded 135 yards on 33 attempts, which averages out to 4.1 yards per rush surrendered.
The Cornhuskers have earned 1,541 total yards for the year. In terms of notching touchdowns, Nebraska has amassed 4 touchdowns through the air and 10 touchdowns via the ground. Nebraska has a total of 72 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 16 penalties for 148 yards. As a unit they average 236.3 yards on the ground which has them sitting 19th in Division 1. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are sitting at 34.0 points per game.
The Cornhuskers are sitting in 40th in the nation concerning their opponents scoring, giving up 13.3 points per contest. The opposition is running for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 144.0 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. In total, they have allowed 432 yards on the ground through 3 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Cornhuskers have conceded 546 yards which has them ranked 127th in D-1. They have surrendered 182.0 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 60.6%. For the year, they are allowing 326.0 yards/game putting them 85th in the nation.
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The Sooners come into this matchup with a record of 2-0 this year. In their last game, the Sooners got the win with a final of 76-0 when they played the Western Carolina Catamounts. Eric Gray carried the football 9 times for 74 yards, finishing the contest with 8.2 yds per attempt for Oklahoma. Spencer Rattler (5 touchdowns) ended the game with 243 yards on 20/26 passing while his quarterback rating was 218.9. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 9.3. Oklahoma conceded 27 running attempts for 55 yards (2.0 yards per rush). The Sooners pass defense allowed a completion rate of 58.3%, relinquishing 123 yds on 21 out of 36 passing. The Sooners finished with 624 yds while running 76 plays (8.2 yds per play). Oklahoma ran for 7.3 yards per attempt, totaling 277 yds on 38 carries.
The Oklahoma Sooners hold an average of 530.0 yards per outing, ranking them 14th in the country. The Oklahoma offense has compiled 111 penalty yards on 13 infractions, which is good for 37th in the country in terms of helping out the other team. During the season thus far, the Sooners have compiled 661 passing yards as well as an average of 330.5 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 12th in the country. When looking at their ability to score points, the Sooners rank 2nd in the country averaging 58.0 points per game.
The Sooners are giving up 17.5 PPG, which has them ranked 57th in college football. Oklahoma has given up a total of 155 yards via the ground game (77.5 yards per outing) and 2 touchdowns rushing for the year. Overall, they have conceded 35 total points. They have allowed 3 touchdowns via the pass as well as 209.5 yards per contest, ranking them 98th in the country. The Sooners defense has taken part in 140 plays, which ranks 111th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Sooners college football game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Sooners -21.5 and over 60.5 points
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