Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 9/23/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Cornhuskers (-19)
Memorial Stadium is where the Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-2) will take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-2) on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Louisiana Tech opens this contest as 19-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total is set at 49.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs come into this matchup with a record of 2-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bulldogs faced the North Texas Mean Green and took a loss by a final of 40-37. Tyre Shelton was the best rusher for the Bulldogs with 16 carries for 152 yards (9.5 yds per attempt). Jack Turner connected on 9/14 with 145 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 174.9 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Against the run, the Bulldogs conceded 249 yards on 47 tries, which averages out to 5.3 yds per rush allowed. Louisiana Tech gave up 24 pass completions on 41 attempts for 313 yds, and a completion percentage of 58.5%. In all, they ran 65 plays which converted into 432 yds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ended up rushing 40 different times and recorded 215 yds, which had them averaging 5.4 yds per attempt.
The Bulldogs have tallied 1,626 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Louisiana Tech has earned 6 touchdowns through the air and 8 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 6 different times. Louisiana Tech has accounted for 83 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 23 infractions for 222 yards. As a team they average 181.0 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 46th in D-1. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 31.0 PPG.
When talking about yards through the air, the Bulldogs are giving up 704 yards which ranks them 85th in D-1. They have surrendered 176.0 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 53.3%. Overall, they are granting 381.3 yards per game which puts them 93rd in the nation. They have given up 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 7 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing an average of 4.9 yards per running attempt and 205.3 rushing yards per game so far this season. For the season, they have given up 821 yards via the ground game in 4 games. The Bulldogs are ranked 100th in the country concerning their opponents scoring, giving up 29.0 points per contest.
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The Cornhuskers head into this game 1-2 for this season. In their last game, the Cornhuskers went home victorious with a score of 35-11 when they played the NIU Huskies. Heinrich Haarberg (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 158 yds on 14/24 through the air while his QB rate was 141.1. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.6. Heinrich Haarberg carried the ball 21 times for 98 yards, ending the contest with 4.7 yds per attempt for Nebraska. Nebraska rushed the ball for 5.1 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 224 yds on 44 attempts. The Cornhuskers ended up finishing with 382 yds while they ran 68 plays (5.6 yds per play). The Cornhuskers pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 47.2%, surrendering 123 yards on 17 out of 36 passing. Nebraska allowed 22 run attempts for 26 yards (1.2 yds per carry).
When discussing their ability to score points, the Cornhuskers are sitting 112th in the country averaging 19.7 points per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers average 339.3 yards per game, which ranks them 101st in Division 1. The Nebraska offense has accrued 165 penalty yards on 18 infractions, which is 69th in the country in terms of making mistakes. They have tossed 4 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 5 fumbles and they have been able to tally 56 1st downs. Over the course of the season to this point, the Cornhuskers currently have a total of 391 yards through the air in addition to an average of 130.3 passing yards per contest, putting them at 129th in the nation. They average 209.0 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 627 yards for the season.
Nebraska has conceded a total of 139 yards on the ground (46.3 yards per contest) in addition to 2 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have given up 4 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 238.3 yards per game, which has them in 93rd in D-1. They have totaled 1 fumble recovered and 2 picks this year. The Cornhuskers defense has taken part in 204 plays, which is good for 87th in college football. The Cornhuskers are giving up 20.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 51st in D-1. In total, they have allowed 60 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +19
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