OVER 8.5 Wins (-125)
Second-year head coach Scott Frost is anticipating big things. That is a guy who knows how to win and has established it moving 13-0 as a participant while in Nebraska, also as a head coach. To get to eight wins is currently asking a good deal but trainer Frost is your guy, if anyone can do it.
As he needed a particular season on a poor team, sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez is in the top five at the Heisman Trophy Discussion, as he must be. He was 12th in combined rushing and passing yards and you can anticipate that statistic to improve. Martinez passed for the most yards.
This Nebraska crime won 456 yards a game whilst setting up 30 points a game. The team returns seven starters on offense and 13 starters. Wide receiver JD Spielman was the quickest player in history to get to 1,000 receiving yards and 100 receptions and has been straight back.
Even the’Huskers defense needs to fill some holes however strides were made by them rather than quit in the second half of this season, especially on Frost. In the past five matches, Nebraska gave up only 23 points per game in comparison to 37 in its first seven matches. Coming in to bolster the defense, Nebraska has affect freshmen such as defensive end Ty Robinson, security Myles Farmer and within linebacker Nick Henrick.
Though they won four matches, the’Huskers gave Ohio State an unanticipated match . They get the Buckeyes a match Martinez is currently eyeing. He had three touchdowns at the Horseshoe this past year and outplayed Heisman finalist Dwayne Haskins and standout quarterback.
That’s the match the whole state of Nebraska and Frost, Martinez can’t wait for. It is more than realistic to presume that Nebraska might be 4-0 heading into their game of this year.
Apart from playing with Ohio State, the Cornhuskers schedule is favorable as they do not have to perform with Penn State, Michigan State or Michigan. The toughest team they play on the road is Minnesota, who is average at best. In addition they on the road get Illinois (OVER/UNDER is currently 4.5), Colorado (3.5 is currently O/U), Purdue, who has a new quarterback, and Maryland, whose OVER/UNDER is just 4. Nebraska has rather winnable home games vs the Jaguars of Northern Illinois and South Alabama.
I’ve got them locked to seven wins with three other potential wins, so they still have the firepower and coaching to reach eight, maybe 10 wins that they can remain healthy.
1 – South Alabama
2 – Colorado
3 – Northern Illinois
4 – Illinois
5 – Ohio State
6 – Indiana
7 – Purdue
8 – Maryland
9 – Iowa
1 – Northwestern
2 – Minnesota
3 – Wisconsin
Odds as of August 22