Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 11/24/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Friday, November 24, 2023
Location: Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Cornhuskers (+1)
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-6) host the Iowa Hawkeyes (9-2) at Memorial Stadium on Friday, November 24, 2023. Iowa opens as 1-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 28.
The Iowa Hawkeyes come into this game with a record of 9-2 for this season. In their last game, the Hawkeyes played the Illinois Fighting Illini and went home with a win by a final score of 15-13. Leshon Williams was the best rusher for the Hawkeyes with 16 attempts for 54 yds (3.4 yards per attempt). Deacon Hill finished 19/29 with 167 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 125.3 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. When it came to stopping the run, the Hawkeyes gave up 65 yds on 23 attempts, which averages out to 2.8 yds per rush allowed. Iowa surrendered 22 pass completions on 47 tries for 215 yds, and a completion percentage of 46.8%. In the game, they tallied 65 plays which totaled 269 yds. The Iowa Hawkeyes ran the football 36 different times and tallied 102 yards, which earned them an average of 2.8 yards per tote.
The Hawkeyes have earned 2,699 total yards for the year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Iowa has earned 9 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 15 times. Iowa has accumulated 149 1st downs, and they have committed 37 penalties for 336 yds. As a team they are averaging 119.3 yards on the ground which is 107th in D-1. When talking about scoring, the Iowa Hawkeyes have an average of 18.5 points per contest.
The Hawkeyes are ranked 3rd in the nation in terms of team defense, allowing 12.4 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.1 yards per rush and 108.4 rushing yards per game so far this season. For the year, they have given up 1,192 yards via the ground game in 11 games. Regarding passing yards, the Hawkeyes are giving up 1,903 yards which ranks them 10th in the nation. They are giving up 173.0 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 54.7%. Over the course of this year, they have yielded 281.4 yards per outing ranking them 7th in college football. They have conceded 9 touchdowns via the pass and 2 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Cornhuskers head into this game 5-6 for this season. In their last game, the Cornhuskers took a loss by a score of 24-17 against the Wisconsin Badgers. Chubba Purdy (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 169 yards on 15/23 through the air while his quarterback rate was 132.6. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.3. Chubba Purdy carried the football 14 times for 105 yards, finishing the contest with 7.5 yds per carry for Nebraska. The Cornhuskers finished the game with a total of 364 yards while they ran 63 plays (5.8 yards per play). Nebraska rushed the football for 4.9 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 195 yds on 40 carries. Nebraska surrendered 40 attempts on the ground for 156 yds (3.9 yds per carry). The Cornhuskers passing defense conceded a completion rate of 64.3%, relinquishing 160 yds on 18 for 28 passing.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers hold an average of 317.2 yards per contest, which ranks them 116th in college football. The Nebraska offense has totaled 468 penalty yds on 55 violations, which ranks them 103rd in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards. They are averaging 186.1 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 2,047 yards for the season. They have tossed 15 interceptions while conceding 13 fumbles and they have recorded 188 first downs. Regarding putting points on the board, the Cornhuskers are 121st in D-1 with an average of 18.7 PPG. For the season thus far, the Cornhuskers currently have a total of 1,442 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 131.1 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 129th in D-1.
Nebraska has conceded a total of 952 yards via the ground game (86.5 yards per contest) as well as 8 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 14 touchdowns through the air and 221.2 yards/outing, which has them ranked 58th in the nation. They have 6 fumbles recovered and 8 picks on the year. The Cornhuskers defense has been on the field for 721 plays, which ranks them 55th in the country. The Cornhuskers are giving up 18.7 points per contest, ranking them 19th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 206 pts.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -1
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