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Nebraska vs. Bethune-Cookman - 10/27/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (4-4) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-6)
Date & Time Saturday October 27, 2018, 12:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -43 -- Over/Under: 69.5
TV Channel
BTN
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CFB | Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (4-4) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-6)
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The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats look for a monster road upset here to get a game above a .500 record. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats have lost six of their last 10 road games. Akevious Williams is completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 1,327 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. Williams and David Israel have combined for 15 touchdown passes and nine interceptions this season. Keavon Mitchell and Malique Jackson have combined for 662 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Jonathon Thomas has 15 receptions. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats ground game is averaging 166 yards per contest, and Williams leads the way with 330 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Bethune-Cookman is allowing 30.4 points and 373.6 yards per game. Marquis Hendrix leads the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats with 50 tackles, Marques Ford has six sacks and Kennedy Ndukwe has two interceptions. 

The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for their second victory of the season to keep their slim bowl chances alive for another week. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost seven of their last eight home games. Adrian Martinez is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 1,443 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. Martinez has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last four games. JD Spielman and Stanley Morgan Jr. have combined for 1,170 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Jack Stoll has 10 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 219.8 yards per contest, and Devine Ozigbo leads the way with 600 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 36.9 points and 449.9 yards per game. Mohamed Barry leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 64 tackles, Luke Gifford has 4.5 sacks and Lamar Jackson has one interception.

The Wildcats are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. The over is 4-0 in Cornhuskers last 4 games on fieldturf and 5-0 in Cornhuskers last 5 games overall. 

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have played better as of late and finally got the monky off their back with their first win of the season. Things are better for the Cornhuskers, but I don't know about laying 40-plus points better. The Nebraska Cornhuskers aren't to the point where I can count on them to blow teams out. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats have issues defensively and can be turnover prone on offense. This isn't a good football team. However, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats have also played FAU each of the last two years and did play Miami in last years season opener, so this is a program that has experience against decent FBS teams. This is too much chalk for me to lay. I'll take the points if I felt I had to play this game.

Pick:
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats +43

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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