Penn State Nittany Lions (0-3) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +3 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday in week 11 Big Ten college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The Penn State Nittany Lions need a feel good victory here to rebound from a rough 0-3 start. The Penn State Nittany Lions have lost three straight road games. Sean Clifford is completing 56.6 percent of his passes for 859 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. Clifford has three or more touchdown passes in five of his last nine games. Jahan Dotson and Pat Freiermuth have combined for 558 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Parker Washington has 14 receptions. The Penn State Nittany Lions ground game is averaging 129.3 yards per contest, and Clifford leads the way with 150 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Penn State is allowing 36.3 points and 380.7 yards per game. Ellis Brooks leads the Penn State Nittany Lions with 23 tackles, Brandon Smith has two sacks and Lamont Wade has one interception.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers need a win to avoid a 0-3 start for the second time in the last three years. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost three straight home games. Adrian Martinez is completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 230 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Martinez has zero touchdown passes in his last three games. Wan'Dale Robinson and Marcus Fleming have combined for 156 receiving yards on 15 catches while Austin Allen has four receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 217 yards per contest, and Martinez leads the way with 187 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 36.5 points and 404 yards per game. Collin Miller leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 13 tackles, Will Honas has two sacks and Myles Farmer has two interceptions.
The Nittany Lions are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games, 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 home games, 2-9 ATS in their last 11 conference games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Nittany Lions last 7 road games. The over is 9-4-1 in Cornhuskers last 14 games in November. The Nittany Lions are 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The underdog is 3-0-2 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Penn State Nittany Lions have not looked good through three games, as their defense is getting lit up weekly and the offense has scored less points each week. The Nebraska Cornhuskers had their chances to beat Northwestern on the road, and they'll finally get a game at home after the Wisconsin game was canceled. Bottom line here is Penn State doesn't deserve to be favored on the road regardless of who they're playing. Penn State just comfortably lost at home to Maryland as near four-touchdown favorites. While things could change, Penn State doesn't look like a good football team right now.
It's Nebraska or pass for me.