Oklahoma Sooners vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Cornhuskers (+17)
Memorial Stadium is where the Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-2) will try to defeat the Oklahoma Sooners (2-0) on Saturday. Nebraska is 17-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 64.
The Oklahoma Sooners come into this game with a record of 2-0 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Sooners took the field against the Kent State Golden Flashes and walked away with a win by a score of 33-3. Dillon Gabriel went 21/28 with 296 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 199.2 and walked away from the contest with no picks. Eric Gray was the rushing leader for the Sooners with 10 carries for 71 yards (7.1 yds per carry). The Oklahoma Sooners ran the ball a total of 36 times and accumulated 134 yards, which came out to an average of 3.7 yards per carry. For the game, they tallied 64 plays which totaled 430 yds. Oklahoma gave up 11 completions on 21 attempts for 131 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.4%. Against the rush, the Sooners gave up 164 yds on 52 attempts, which is an average of 3.2 yards per rush allowed.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Oklahoma Sooners are averaging 39.0 PPG. As a team they average 196.5 yards on the ground which has them sitting 42nd in Division 1. The Sooners have earned 922 total yards for the season. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Oklahoma has compiled 5 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns via the ground. Oklahoma has a total of 43 first downs, and they have been called for 12 infractions for 84 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 0 times.
The Sooners are ranked 10th in the nation concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 8.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.3 yards per running attempt and 96.0 yards on the ground per game for the campaign. During this campaign, they have given up 192 running yards through 2 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Sooners are conceding 419 yds which has them ranked 56th in Division 1. They have given up 209.5 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 58.3%. For the year, they are surrendering 305.5 yards/contest which has them sitting 45th in the nation. They have given up 0 touchdowns via the pass and 1 touchdown via the ground game.
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The Cornhuskers head into this matchup 1-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Cornhuskers took a defeat with a final score of 45-42 when they played the Georgia Southern Eagles. Casey Thompson (1 TD) walked away from the game with 318 yards on 23/34 passing while his QB rate was 155.9. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his Y/A was 9.4. Anthony Grant ran the football 27 times for 138 yards, ending the contest with 5.1 yds per attempt for Nebraska. The Cornhuskers finished the game with a total of 575 yds while running 81 plays (7.1 yards per play). Nebraska rushed the football for 5.5 yards per carry, finishing with 257 yds on 47 attempts. Nebraska gave up 30 rush attempts for 233 yards (7.8 yards per rush). The Cornhuskers pass defense conceded a completion rate of 66.1%, surrendering 409 yards on 37 out of 56 passing.
In relation to how much they score, the Cornhuskers are 54th in D-1 holding an average of 36.0 points per game. During the season thus far, the Cornhuskers have compiled 866 passing yards not to mention an average of 288.7 passing yards per game, putting them at 32nd in the nation. The Nebraska Cornhuskers average 492.3 yards per contest, which has them ranked 23rd in the country. The Nebraska offense has compiled 127 penalty yds on 18 violations, which ranks 23rd in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
The Cornhuskers are surrendering 31.0 points per game, which has them sitting 98th in Division 1. Nebraska has allowed the opposition a total of 622 yards on the ground (207.3 yards per contest) in addition to 8 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. This year, they have surrendered 93 points in total. They have allowed the opposition 4 touchdowns via the pass and 284.7 yards per outing, which has them in 114th in Division 1. The Cornhuskers defense has participated in 241 plays, which is 131st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Sooners/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers +17
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