Nebraska Cornhuskers at Fresno State Bulldogs CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/13/14
Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-0) at Fresno State Bulldogs (0-2)
College Football: Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Bulldog Stadium)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs +10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Fresno State Bulldogs look to get in the win column this Saturday when they host the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Bulldog Stadium.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-0 but barely survived a matchup against McNeese State, winning the game in the final seconds. Of course, the Cornhuskers are a running football team that relies heavily on Ameer Abdullah and quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. to move the chains. Armstrong is completing just 51.7 percent of his passes, but the Cornhuskers do have the sixth-best rushing attack in the country and because of that are averaging 43 points per game. As long as Abdullah and Armstrong continue to make plays with their legs, Nebraska is going to be tough to stop offensively. Defensively, the Nebraska Cornhuskers allow 269 yards per game and 4.1 yards per play. Nate Gerry leads Nebraska with 17 tackles and Greg McMullen has 2.5 tackles for loss.
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The Fresno State Bulldogs are 0-2 with road losses to both USC and Utah. A quarterback combination of Brandon Connette and Brian Burrell has struggled to replace Derek Carr, as they’re completing just 55.3 percent of their passes for 443 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Right now the only positive thing going for Fresno State offensively is running back Marteze Waller, who is averaging 5.1 yards per carry and has two touchdowns. At this rate Waller will have the best season of his career and will continue to be the workhorse for this offense. Defensively, the Fresno State Bulldogs allow 613.5 yards per game and 6.6 yards per play. Kyrie Wilson leads Fresno State with 21 tackles and Ejiro Ederaine has four tackles for loss.
The Cornhuskers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten.
The close scare against McNeese State should have woke the Cornhuskers up and have them ready for this matchup. I'm afraid that Fresno State doesn't have enough firepower to keep up with what can be a very poductive Nebraska offense. Not to mention Fresno State's defense has been getting gashed.
Take Nebraska and the chalk.