Saturday, September 20th
Saturday, September 20th the Miami Hurricanes(1-1) will travel to Memorial Stadium to take on the 22nd ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers(3-0) in an out of conference matchup with two teams that have no established any identity thus far. College Football predictions expert reports that both teams are led by inexperienced quarterbacks which has displayed on the field with inconsistent play in the first few games of the season.
The Cornhusker offense starts with starts with their offensive line which struggled against division 2 McNeese State and could be trouble against a big and fast Hurricane front four. NCAAF expert picks insider reports that Nebraska offense will try to open up holes and establish a run game behind Ameer Abdullah who had 110 yards on 19 carries against Fresno State last week but was stymied in the Mc Nesse St matchup rushing for only 54 yards. If Nebraska can run the ball which is a big question in this game quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. does have some big play receivers to get the ball too as shown by last weeks three touchdowns over 50 yards.
Miami comes into this game with the 15th ranked rush defense in the country but in their opener when they faced Louisville, the only division 1 school they played this season Dominique Brown of the Cardinals rushed for 143 yards while they gave up 336 total yards to a below average one dimensional offense.
The Huskers came into this season undermanned when they lost three players on this side of the ball in cornerback Charles Jackson, safety LeRoy Alexander and linebacker Michael Rose which makes their secondary a weakness which could be exposed behind Miami’s big play potential. College Football picks expert reports that the key will be how Nebraska stops Miami run game showcasing NFL caliber running backs which is 3 steps above McNesse St who gained 127 yards rushing on the Huskers.
The Hurricanes are young this side of the ball behind freshman Brad Kaaya who has talent and can make all the throws but is succeptable to bad decision and turnovers. Miami can counter if they can establish the run behind big time running backs in Duke Johnson and Joeseph Yearby who can take it to the house on any play.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION AGAINST THE SPREAD:
The betting odds have Nebraska as a 7.5 point favorite which is way too high for a team that has played no completion this season facing a more talented team from the ACC in the Hurricanes. Miami lost its opener on the road with a freshman quarterback starting his first game due to turnovers and if the Canes can limit that this week they can win this one outright with a dominant run game, big plays and defense that can limit big plays for the Huskers.
Free Sports Pick - Take MIAMI+7.5