Indiana Hoosiers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Cornhuskers (-3.5)
Memorial Stadium is where the Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-3) will compete against the Indiana Hoosiers (3-1) on Saturday. Nebraska opens as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 61.
The Indiana Hoosiers come into this game with a record of 3-1 for this season. In their last matchup, the Hoosiers played the Cincinnati Bearcats and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 45-24. Connor Bazelak connected on 31/66 with 280 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 86.5 and walked away from the contest with 2 picks. Shaun Shivers was the best rusher for the Hoosiers with 19 attempts for 79 yards (4.2 yds per carry). At the end of the game, they ran 104 plays which gave them a total of 348 yards. The Indiana Hoosiers ended up running the ball 38 different times and amassed 68 yards, which earned them an average of 1.8 yards per attempt. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Hoosiers conceded 40 yards on 30 attempts, which averages out to 1.3 yds per rush surrendered. Indiana conceded 24 pass completions on 40 attempts for a total of 354 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%.
The Hoosiers have earned 1,630 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Indiana has amassed 7 passing touchdowns and 6 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 8 different times. Indiana has accounted for 96 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 18 infractions for 183 yards. As a team they hold an average of 114.8 yards via the ground game which ranks them 108th in Division 1. When talking about scoring, the Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 28.8 points per game.
The Hoosiers rank 88th in the nation regarding team defense, allowing 29.3 PPG. They are giving up an average of 3.6 yards per rush on the ground and 149.5 yards on the ground per contest for the year. Overall, they have given up 598 yards via the ground game in 4 outings. When talking about passing yards, the Hoosiers have allowed 1,119 yds which puts them in 111th in the country. They have conceded 279.8 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 63.3%. During this campaign, they are allowing 429.3 yards per game ranking them 109th in the country. They have given up 11 touchdowns by air in addition to 2 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Cornhuskers step onto the field holding a record of 1-3 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Cornhuskers walked away with a loss by a score of 49-14 against the Oklahoma Sooners. Casey Thompson (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 129 yds on 14/20 through the air while his quarterback rating was 140.7. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 6.5. Gabe Ervin Jr. carried the rock 7 times for 60 yards, finishing the contest with 8.6 yards per carry for Nebraska. Nebraska ran for 3.6 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 163 yds on 45 carries. The Cornhuskers finished the game with 327 yards while running 76 plays (4.3 yards per play). The Cornhuskers passing defense gave up a completion rate of 63.3%, surrendering 268 yds on 19 out of 30 through the air. Nebraska relinquished 54 attempts on the ground for 312 yds (5.8 yds per carry).
The Nebraska Cornhuskers maintain an average of 451.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 43rd in Division 1. The Nebraska offense has accrued 167 yards of penalties on 23 infractions, which has them ranked 87th in the country in terms of hurting your team. For the season thus far, the Cornhuskers have compiled 1,030 passing yards in addition to an average of 257.5 throwing yards per game, which is ranked 58th in college football. When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Cornhuskers are sitting 73rd in the country maintaining an average of 30.5 points per outing.
The Cornhuskers are allowing 35.5 points per game, which has them 115th in college football. Nebraska has conceded a total of 934 yards rushing (233.5 yards per game) and 12 touchdowns rushing so far this season. This year, they have surrendered 142 total points. They have conceded 7 touchdowns through the air as well as 280.5 yards/outing, which puts them in 115th in the nation. The Cornhuskers defense has been on the field for 325 plays, which ranks them 122nd in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hoosiers +3.5
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