Nebraska at Miami - 9/19/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-1) at Miami Hurricanes (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Sun Life Stadium)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -3 -- Over/Under: 57.5 See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Miami Hurricanes square off Saturday at Sun Life Stadium.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers look to get a game above .500 and pick up their first road win. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 589 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Armstrong has a passing touchdown in eight straight games. Brandon Reilly and Jordan Westerkamp have combined for more than 270 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Alonzo Moore has eight receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 192 yards per contest, and Terrell Newby leads the way with 241 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 21 points and 421.5 yards per game. Joshua Kalu leads the Cornhuskers with 14 tackles, Freedom Akinmoladun has 2.5 tackles for loss and Nate Gerry has two interceptions. Vincent Valentine, Dedrick Young and Josh Banderas are questionable.
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The Miami Hurricanes look to remain undefeated and get a big statement victory. Brad Kaaya is completing 62.7 percent of his passes for 460 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Kaaya hasn’t thrown a pick in six of his last nine games. Rashawn Scott and Herb Waters have combined for more than 230 receiving yards and one touchdown while Joseph Yearby has five receptions. The Miami Hurricanes ground game is averaging 210.5 yards per contest, and Yearby leads the way with 186 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Miami is allowing 10 points and 234 yards per game. Raphael Kirby leads the Hurricanes with 13 tackles, Marques Gayot has 2.5 tackles for loss and Artie Burns has two interceptions. Braxton Berrios and Ryan Mayes are questionable with injuries.
The Cornhuskers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Hurricanes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Miami should get Stacy Coley back for this game and there should actually be a home crowd for once at Sun Life. I'm just not impressed by Nebraska so far, as the defense is still suspect and Armstrong can still make or break things with poor throws. The Hurricanes have more playmakers on both sides of the ball and the home crowd makes a difference as well.
I like the Canes and the tiny chalk.