The Buckeyes and the Cornhuskers put 6 and 9 together
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes and the No. 9 Nebraska Cornhuskers will align their offenses and defenses against each other on Saturday, November 5th at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. Here are the odds for people betting on college football:
Nebraska +17 (-110) 52 (-110) +600
The Huskers lost 17-23 in overtime to the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday. Nebraska rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. QB Tommy Armstrong went 12 of 31 for 153 yards, and ran for 39 yards on 13 carries, including a two-yard TD with 13:45 remaining in the fourth quarter to make it 17-14. A 35-yard field goal by kicker Drew Brown tied the game at 17 with 3:43 to go. A desperation pass on fourth down to wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. was deflected by Wisconsin safety D’Cota Dixon to hold off the Huskers.
For the second straight week, the Buckeyes’ offense had problems with a multi-touchdown NCAA football betting underdog – this time, the Northwestern Wildcats. The offense finally came through in the fourth quarter. Running back Curtis Samuel rushed for 3-yard touchdown with 9:43 remaining, and QB J.T. Barrett converted two third downs to secure the 24-20 win. “It was a pretty good chess match back and forth, and I just loved the way we finished it off,” OSU head coach Urban Meyer said. No wonder they struggled; it’s football, not chess. Barrett threw 21 of 32 for 223 yards and ran for 71 yards on 13 carries, while Mike Weber ran for 87 yards on 14 carries with two TDs.
Now, what fans betting on college football want to read. Armstrong is completing 53% of his passes for 1764 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven picks for the Huskers. Stanley Morgan Jr. and Alonzo Moore have a combined 653 receiving yards and three touchdowns, while Jordan Westerkamp has 16 catches. The Nebraska running game is putting up 204 yards per game. Terrell Newby ahs run for 588 yards and four touchdowns. The Huskers are allowing 18.4 points and 342.1 yards per game. For OSU, Barrett has a 63.9 completion percent for 1675 yards, 17 touchdowns and four picks. Samuel and Noah Brown have a total of 848 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, and Dontre Wilson has 19 catches. The Buckeyes running game is averaging 272.3 yards per game. Weber has rushed for 770 yards and six touchdowns. Ohio State is yielding 15.1 points and 294.4 yards per game.
Now, for more of what fans betting on college football want to read. The Huskers are 14-3 against the spread in their last 17 games on the road and 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine overall games. Ohio State is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven November games and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games overall. The Buckeyes will probably win the game straight up but with their offensive issues, and Nebraska’s good spread-covering tracking record, the Huskers should be able to cover again.