Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 9/9/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Location: Folsom Field in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Buffaloes (+7)
Folsom Field is where the Colorado Buffaloes (1-0) will play the Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-1) on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Nebraska is 7-point favorites. The total is 58.5.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers step onto the field holding a record of 0-1 this season. In their last game, the Cornhuskers played the Minnesota Golden Gophers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 13-10. Jeff Sims went 11/19 with 114 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 94.1 and finished the game with 3 picks. Jeff Sims led the offense in rushing for the Cornhuskers with 19 carries for 91 yds (4.8 yards per carry). In all, they ran 56 plays for 295 yds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ended up running the ball 37 different times and accrued 181 yards, which had them averaging 4.9 yards per carry. In the running game, the Cornhuskers conceded 55 yards on 25 tries, which is an average of 2.2 yards per run allowed. Nebraska allowed 24 pass completions on 44 attempts for 196 yds, and a completion rate of 54.5%.
The Cornhuskers have tallied 295 total yards for the year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Nebraska has earned 1 touchdown through the air and no touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 4 different times. Nebraska has accumulated 18 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 7 penalties for 55 yards. Offensively they have an average of 181.0 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 48th in the nation. Regarding scoring points, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have an average of 10.0 points per outing.
The Cornhuskers rank 37th in the nation in terms of team defense, giving up 13.0 points per game. They are giving up 2.2 yards per run and 55.0 rushing yards per contest for the season. Overall, they have given up 55 rushing yards through 1 game. When it comes to passing yards, the Cornhuskers have given up 196 yds which ranks them 61st in the nation. They are giving up 196.0 yards per contest through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 54.5%. Overall, they are allowing 251.0 yards per outing which ranks them 33rd in college football. They have yielded 1 touchdown through the air as well as no touchdowns on the ground.
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The Buffaloes head into this matchup 1-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Buffaloes went home victorious with a score of 45-42 when they faced the TCU Horned Frogs. Sy'veon Wilkerson ran the ball 13 times for 45 yards, ending the contest with 3.5 yds per carry for Colorado. Shedeur Sanders (4 TDs) finished the contest with 510 yds on 38/47 passing while his quarterback rating was 200.1. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 10.9. Colorado surrendered 37 attempts on the ground for 262 yards (7.1 yds per rush). The Buffaloes passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 57.1%, surrendering 279 yds on 24 for 42 passing. The Buffaloes finished the game with 565 yards and they ran 81 plays (7.0 yards per play). Colorado ran for 1.6 yards per tote, finishing with 55 yards on 34 carries.
The Colorado Buffaloes hold an average of 565.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 11th in D-1. The Colorado offense has accrued 35 penalty yards on 6 violations, which ranks them 63rd in the country in terms of hurting your team. They have given away no picks while surrendering 1 fumble and they have been able to obtain 30 1st downs. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Buffaloes rank 23rd in the country maintaining an average of 45.0 points per contest.
The Buffaloes are allowing 42.0 points per game, which has them 116th in the country. Colorado has conceded a total of 262 rushing yards as well as 4 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the season. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 42 pts. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns via the pass as well as 279.0 yards per contest, which puts them in 103rd in the country. The Buffaloes defense has been on the field for 79 plays, which is good for 108th in the country. Their defense has no fumbles recovered and 2 interceptions on the campaign.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Buffaloes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers -7
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