Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-6) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-6)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 14, 2015, 3:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +9 -- Over/Under:
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Rutgers Scarlet Knights play Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Stadium.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers must win out in order to clinch their eighth straight bowl game. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is completing 53.9 percent of his passes for 2,372 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Armstrong has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Jordan Westerkamp and Brandon Reilly have combined for 1,451 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Alonzo Moore has 20 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 170.3 yards per contest, and Terrell Newby leads the way with 705 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 29.1 points and 431 yards per game. Nate Gerry leads the Cornhuskers with 64 tackles, Joshua Kalu has two interceptions and Freedom Akinmoladun has 4.5 sacks.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights need to win out to reach their fifth straight bowl game. Chris Laviano is completing 61.9 percent of his passes for 1,633 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Laviano has zero touchdown passes in his last three games. Leonte Carroo and Andre Patton have combined for 889 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Carlton Agudosi has 15 receptions. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ground game is averaging 167.7 yards per contest, and Robert Martin leads the way with 582 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 35.7 points and 458.3 yards per game. Steve Longa leads the Scarlet Knights with 102 tackles, Anthony Cioffi has three interceptions and Kemoko Turay has two sacks. Leonte Carroo, Austin Rosa and Eric Wiafe are questionable.
The Cornhuskers are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win. The Scarlet Knights are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games in November and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Nebraska has been playing better the past couple of weeks and has to be feeling good after last week's win over Michigan State. Meanwhile, Rutgers has been outscored 33-146 in its last three games. The only pick here has to be the Cornhuskers by double digits, especially when they would like to go bowling for an eighth straight year.