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    The Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-3) will host the Northwestern Wildcats (3-3) on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET.

    The Wildcats are expected to lose by at least two scores (currently +10.5) versus the Cornhuskers (with an over/under of 41 points).

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    Game Info for Nebraska vs. Northwestern

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
    • Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)
    Nebraska vs Northwestern Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Nebraska -10.5 -111 -109 41 -110 -110 -438 +333

    Nebraska Pick Insights

    • Nebraska has posted a 3-3-0 record against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 10.5-point favorites this season, Nebraska is 1-1 against the spread.
    • Out of Nebraska’s six games with a set total, two have hit the over (33.3%).

    Nebraska Stats & Insights

    • On defense, Nebraska has been a top-25 unit, ranking 24th-best by giving up just 323 yards per game. The offense ranks 102nd (342.3 yards per game).
    • Nebraska ranks 12th-worst in scoring offense (19 points per game), but has been a little better on defense, ranking 44th with 21 points allowed per contest.
    • Nebraska ranks sixth-worst in passing offense (141.8 passing yards per game), but thas been slightly better on defense, ranking 96th with 247.2 passing yards allowed per contest.
    • Nebraska has been finding success on both offense and defense in the running game, ranking 19th-best in rushing offense (200.5 rushing yards per game) and fourth-best in rushing defense (75.8 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • On offense, Nebraska ranks 88th in the FBS with a 37.8% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 83rd in third-down percentage allowed (75.8).
    • Nebraska owns the 22nd-worst turnover margin in college football at -4, forcing six turnovers (109th in the FBS) while turning it over 10 times (74th in the FBS).

    Nebraska’s Best Players

    • Heinrich Haarberg has been a dual threat for Nebraska so far this season. He has 631 passing yards, completing 52.1% of his passes and tossing four touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 352 yards (58.7 ypg) on 69 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Anthony Grant has piled up 280 yards on 64 attempts, scoring three times.
    • Billy Kemp IV’s leads his squad with 219 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 20 catches (out of 36 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • Marcus Washington has put together a 176-yard season so far, reeling in eight passes on 15 targets.
    • Thomas Fidone II has a total of 157 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 12 throws and scoring three touchdowns.
    • Jimari Butler has collected 3.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up three TFL and 10 tackles.
    • Isaac Gifford has 28 tackles, one TFL, and one interception, and leads the team in both tackles and interceptions.

    Northwestern Betting Insights

    • Northwestern has covered the spread twice in five opportunities this year.
    • In games they have played as at least 10.5-point underdogs this year, the Wildcats are 1-2 against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in four of Northwestern’s five games with a set total.

    Northwestern Pick Insights

    • Northwestern ranks 12th-worst in total yards per game (306.3), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 57th in the FBS with 362 total yards ceded per contest.
    • From an offensive angle, Northwestern is compiling 22 points per game (108th-ranked). It ranks 80th in the FBS defensively (27.3 points allowed per game).
    • Northwestern’s pass defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 25th-best in the FBS with 189.7 passing yards allowed per contest. In terms of offense, it is generating 203.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 98th.
    • Northwestern has lots of room to improve in the running game, as it ranks 14th-worst in rushing yards per game (103) and 25th-worst in rushing yards allowed per game (172.3).
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Northwestern ranks 30th in the FBS (45.6% third-down conversion percentage) and 79th on defense (40% third-down rate allowed).
    • With five forced turnovers (120th in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (11th in the FBS) this season, Northwestern ranks 63rd in the FBS with a turnover margin of 0.

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ben Bryant has racked up 926 yards on 59% passing while collecting six touchdown passes with three interceptions this season.
    • Cam Porter is his team’s leading rusher with 74 carries for 299 yards, or 49.8 per game. He’s found the end zone one time on the ground, as well.
    • Brendan Sullivan has been given 31 carries and totaled 96 yards with two touchdowns.
    • Bryce Kirtz has racked up 327 receiving yards on 24 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring three touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Cam Johnson has put together a 312-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 26 passes on 44 targets.
    • Joseph Himon II’s eight receptions (on 10 targets) have netted him 129 yards (21.5 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Xander Mueller has collected 3.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up five TFL, 33 tackles, and one interception.
    • Northwestern’s leading tackler, Bryce Gallagher, has 47 tackles, one TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Joe DeHaan leads the team with one interception, while also recording one pass defended.
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