Nebraska vs. Northwestern - 10/24/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northwestern Wildcats (5-2) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-4)
College Football: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northwestern Wildcats and Nebraska Cornhuskers square off Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Northwestern Wildcats look for their second road win of the year to snap back-to-back losses. Clayton Thorson is completing 53.7 percent of his passes for 942 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions. Thorson has one touchdown pass in his last three games. Dan Vitale and Christian Jones have combined for 409 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Austin Carr has six receptions. The Northwestern Wildcats ground game is averaging 190.4 yards per contest, and Justin Jackson leads the way with 691 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Northwestern is allowing 16.1 points and 301.3 yards per game. Anthony Walker leads the Wildcats with 54 tackles, Matthew Harris has three interceptions and Deonte Gibson has five sacks. Austin Carr is questionable.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for their second Big Ten win after splitting their last six games. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,761 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. Armstrong has four touchdown passes in his last two games. Jordan Westerkamp and Brandon Reilly have combined for 835 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Alonzo Moore has 16 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 195 yards per contest, and Terrell Newby leads the way with 589 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 24 points and 432.7 yards per game. Byerson Cockrell leads the Cornhuskers with 43 tackles, Nate Gerry has three interceptions and Freedom Akinmoladun has 4.5 sacks. Chris Weber and Nick Gates are questionable.
The Wildcats are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 conference games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in October. The Cornhuskers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in October and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win.
Northwestern has burned me the last two weeks and is starting to look like a completely different team than it did to start the season. Meanwhile, the Cornhuskers are picking up steam lately with a couple of close losses and a blowout win over Minnesota. I like Nebraska by double digits, as I'm starting to jump off the Northwestern badwagon.