Georgia Southern Eagles vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Southern Eagles vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Cornhuskers (-20)
The Georgia Southern Eagles (1-0) are headed to Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will go up against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-1). Nebraska opens this contest as 20-point favorites. The total is set at 59.
The Georgia Southern Eagles head into this matchup 1-0 this season. In their last contest, the Eagles played the Morgan State Bears and took home the win by a score of 59-7. OJ Arnold led the offense in rushing for the Eagles with 6 carries for 45 yards (7.5 yards per attempt). Kyle Vantrease went 29/46 with 367 yds passing and 4 TDs. He had a QB rating of 154.4 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Against the rush, the Eagles conceded 172 yards on 32 attempts, which is an average of 5.4 yards per run allowed. Georgia Southern conceded 10 completions on 27 tries for a total of 78 yds, and a completion rate of 37.0%. In all, they tallied 78 plays which converted into 504 yds. The Georgia Southern Eagles ran the football 32 times and accumulated 137 yds, which earned them an average of 4.3 yds per carry.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Georgia Southern Eagles were sitting at 20.3 PPG. As a team they averaged 194.9 yards rushing, ranking this team 33rd in Division 1. The Eagles racked up 4,104 total yards over the course of last year. Georgia Southern amassed 5 touchdowns through the air and 22 rushing touchdowns. Georgia Southern earned 217 1st downs as an offense, and they were flagged for 68 infractions for 532 yards. They gave the ball to the opposition 17 different times.
In terms of yards through the air, the Eagles conceded 3,472 yards which had them sitting in 119th in D-1. During their 12 games played, they allowed 289.3 yards per outing via the pass and relinquishing a completion percentage of 61.9%. They allowed 441.7 yards per outing ranking them 110th in the country. They conceded 28 touchdowns via the pass and 17 running touchdowns. They allowed teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per rush and 152.4 rushing yards per game over the course of last year. During the season, they gave up 1,829 yards via the ground game in 12 outings. The Eagles sat in 101st in the nation when it comes to team defense, giving up 31.4 points per game.
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The Cornhuskers come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Cornhuskers went home victorious with a score of 38-17 against the North Dakota UND. Casey Thompson (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 193 yds on 14/21 through the air while his QB rating was 165.8. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.2. Anthony Grant carried the ball 23 times for 189 yds, finishing the game with 8.2 yds per carry for Nebraska. The Cornhuskers ended up finishing with 437 yds while they ran 62 plays (7.0 yds per play). Nebraska ran the football for 6.0 yards per carry, totaling 244 yds on 41 carries. Nebraska conceded 33 run attempts for 175 yds (5.3 yards per rush). The Cornhuskers pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 64.9%, surrendering 131 yds on 24 out of 37 passing.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers held an average of 447.6 yards per game, which was good for 21st in the country. The Nebraska offense accrued 540 yards of penalties on 64 violations, which ranked them 107th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. For the previous season, the Cornhuskers compiled 3,197 yards via the pass along with averaging 266.4 passing yards per game, ranking them 27th in the country. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Cornhuskers had a ranking of 71st in the nation holding an average of 27.9 PPG.
Nebraska surrendered a total of 1,769 rushing yards (147.4 yards per outing) as well as 12 touchdowns via the rush throughout last season. They allowed 14 touchdowns from the passing game and 219.1 yards/outing, ranking them 53rd in the country. The Cornhuskers defense participated in 823 plays, which was good for 37th in Division 1. The Cornhuskers allowed 22.7 points per game, which put them in 37th in D-1. In total, they conceded 272 total points.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles +20
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