Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Badgers (-10)
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-7) are en route to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Wisconsin Badgers (7-3). Nebraska opens as 10-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 42.5.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers come into this game with a record of 3-7 this year. In their last contest, the Cornhuskers played the Ohio State Buckeyes and went home with a loss by a final score of 26-17. Adrian Martinez connected on 16/31 with 248 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 39.9 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Adrian Martinez led the offense in rushing for the Cornhuskers with 18 carries for 51 yds (2.8 yds per carry). When all was said and done, they had 65 plays which totaled 361 yards. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ran the football 34 times and tallied 113 yards, which came out to an average of 3.3 yards per carry. On the ground, the Cornhuskers gave up 90 yards on 30 tries, which averages out to 3.0 yds per rush allowed. Nebraska relinquished 36 completions on 54 attempts for 405 yds, and a completion rate of 66.7%.
When talking about scoring points, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are sitting at 28.6 points per outing. Offensively they're averaging 193.8 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 37th in college football. The Cornhuskers have racked up 4,590 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Nebraska has totaled 13 passing touchdowns and 25 touchdowns via the ground. Nebraska has compiled 219 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 53 penalties for 447 yds. They have turned the football over 14 different times.
The Cornhuskers are ranked 39th in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 20.9 points per game. They are giving up an average of 3.8 yards per attempt on the ground and 133.0 yards on the ground per game on the campaign. For the season, they have allowed 1,330 yards via the ground game in 10 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Cornhuskers are conceding 2,306 yds which has them sitting in 77th in Division 1. They have conceded 230.6 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 65.7%. For the year, they are granting 363.6 yards per game ranking them 64th in Division 1. They have conceded 13 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Badgers come into this matchup with a record of 7-3 for this season. When they last played, the Badgers walked away with a victory by a final of 35-3 when they faced the Northwestern Wildcats. Braelon Allen ran the ball 25 times for 173 yds, finishing the game with 6.9 yards per carry for Wisconsin. Graham Mertz (2 TDs) finished the game with 216 yards on 18/23 through the air while his quarterback rate was 99.5. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 9.4. Wisconsin surrendered 30 running attempts for 95 yds (3.2 yds per carry). The Badgers secondary conceded a completion percentage of 48.1%, relinquishing 112 yds on 13 for 27 through the air. The Badgers finished with 497 yards and they ran 69 plays (7.2 yards per play). Wisconsin ran for 6.1 yards per tote, finishing with 268 yards on 44 attempts.
When looking at how much they score, the Badgers are ranking 80th in Division 1 averaging 26.2 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Badgers have compiled 1,629 yards through the air along with holding an average of 162.9 throwing yards per outing, which is ranked 117th in the nation. The Wisconsin Badgers average 389.7 yards/game, which is good for 77th in D-1. The Wisconsin offense has 442 yds of penalties on 56 violations, which is 87th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Badgers are surrendering 14.6 points per game, which has them 14th in Division 1. Wisconsin has given up a total of 607 yards on the ground (60.7 yards/game) as well as 5 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. Over the course of the season, they have given up 146 points. They have given up 7 touchdowns through the air and 155.7 yards per game, ranking them 14th in D-1. The Badgers defense has been on the field for 568 plays, which ranks 16th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Badgers -10
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