Nebraska vs. Ohio State - 9/28/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska vs. Ohio State
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 6:31 PM (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Nebraska +17.5 -- Over/Under:
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look for their second road win to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won four of their last five road games. Justin Fields is completing 69.5 percent of his passes for 880 yards, 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Fields has three or more touchdown passes in three of the first four games. Binjimen Victor and Chris Olave have combined for 470 receiving yards and six touchdowns while KJ Hill has 15 receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 260 yards per contest, and J.K. Dobbins leads the way with 477 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing nine points and 222 yards per game. Jordan Fuller leads the Ohio State Buckeyes with 19 tackles, Chase Young has seven sacks and Josh Proctor has one interception.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers need a statement victory here to prove they’re on the right track under coach Scott Frost. The Nebraska Cornhuskers won their last six home games. Adrian Martinez is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 1,052 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Martinez has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 13 games. JD Spielman and Wan'Dale Robinson have combined for 578 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jack Stoll has 10 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 219.5 yards per contest, and Maurice Washington leads the way with 268 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 25.3 points and 356.8 yards per game. Mohamed Barry leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 33 tackles, Carlos Davis has 2.5 sacks and Eric Lee Jr. has two interceptions.
The Buckeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 home games. The Buckeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Cornhuskers last 5 home games. The over is 5-2-1 in Buckeyes last 8 games overall.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have been an absolute buzzsaw up to this point, getting whatever they want offensively and making opponents look bad. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have been a bit of a hit or miss this season and the jury is still out on Frost and this group. While this seems like you take OSU in a blowout victory, this is a spot where Nebraska should be out to prove itself under the lights, at home in a primetime spot. Nebraska also took Ohio State down to the wire last year on the road as 17-point underdogs. If the Nebraska Cornhuskers are taking steps in the right direction, they show up in this game and make it competitive.