Oregon Ducks at Nebraska Cornhuskers - 9/17/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (2-0) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -3 -- Over/Under: 72.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks will travel to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a very intriguing week 3 game.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-0 this season after beating Wyoming by a score of 52-17. Nebraska got off to a slow start in the first half but was able to pull away in the second half. The Nebraska offense is averaging 47.5 points per game with 215 rushing yards and 263 passing yards per game. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is completing 56.8% of his passes for 485 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception this season. Armstrong Jr. has also rushed for 54 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Cornhuskers. Devine Ozigbo has rushed for 147 yards and 4 touchdowns for Nebraska. Alonzo Moore has caught 6 passes for 201 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Jordan Westerkamp has caught 5 passes for 111 yards and 2 touchdowns for Nebraska. The Nebraska defense is giving up 13.5 points per game with 81 rushing yards and 216 passing yards per game. Kieron Williams has led the Nebraska defense with 15 tackles and 2 interceptions, while Josh Kalu has added 10 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 sack. Drew Brown is 1-1 on field goals for Nebraska, with a long of 29 yards.
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The Oregon Ducks are 2-0 this season after beating Virginia by a score of 44-26 in week 2. Oregon went up big in this game and was able to coast to the victory in the second half. The Oregon offense is averaging 48.5 points per game with 276 rushing yards and 301 passing yards per game. Dakota Prukop is completing 68.9% of his passes for 602 yards and 6 touchdowns, while also rushing for 55 yards and 1 touchdown for Oregon. Royce Freeman has rushed for 294 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Ducks. Darren Carrington has caught 11 passes for 176 yards and 1 touchdown, while Pharaoh Brown has caught 6 passes for 78 yards and 1 touchdown for Oregon. The Oregon defense is giving up 27 points per game with 141 rushing yards and 249 passing yards per game. Troy Dye leads the Oregon defense with 17 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Jalen Jelks has added 7 tackles and 2 sacks. Aidan Schneider is 2-2 on field goal attempts for Oregon, with a long of 31 yards.
The Oregon Ducks are 22-5 ATS in their last 27 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. The over is 5-1 in Oregon’s last 6 games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 8-2 in Nebraska’s last 10 non-conference games.
This should be a very exciting game that could go either way. Oregon has looked shaky on defense at times this season, but their offense has been able to put up a lot of points to start the year. Nebraska has also found success on offense, while the Nebraska defense has looked better than Oregon’s. Nebraska has the home field advantage, but I am taking Oregon to win in a shootout.