Free Week 2 Prediction: Jaguars vs Cornhuskers
Week 2 College football betting sees the South Alabama Jaguars taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday September 12 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
South Alabama (1-0) vs. Nebraska (0-1)
Date: Saturday September 12
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Memorial Stadium – Lincoln, NE
NCAA Football Spread: Nebraska -27.5
NCAA Betting Total: 54
NCAA Moneyline Odds: Nebraska -5000, South Alabama +1400
Nebraska lost on a hail Mary they are going to be talking about in Provo for a long time. The diehards will let that go but they did not hire a new coach to begin a season 0-2. They need to bounce back.
The Jaguars out of the Sun Belt are nothing special. Last week they were down to Gardner Webb and they are not expected to compete for a league title though they did qualify for a bowl game last year.
Nebraska should be able to run all over South Alabama and win with ease but they might be a little shell shocked.
The Jags might be the greatest beneficiary of the demise of the UAB football program as several players didn’t go far. Chief among them are Cody Clements and Gerald Everett, a QB/TE combo that hooked up often last week.
It is one thing to beat an FCS opponent but the Jags are going to need more than a little extra familiarity if they hope to beat Nebraska.
Even if the Jags are able to get some offense going I am doubtful they will be able to slow significantly the Nebraska attack. They kind of had their hands full last week.
The Jags may have some athletes but ultimately not enough of them or overall talent to beat a blue blood program.
The Huskers might have lost on the last play of the game last week but they probably didn’t deserve to be leading anyway. It was the kind of game that must have driven new coach Mike Riley nuts with 12 penalties against NU.
With Ameer Abdullah in the NFL this is supposed to be the time for QB Tommy Armstrong. He threw for some yards against BYU but needs to increase his efficiency and make some more plays with his legs.
He is not going to beat teams from the pocket.
The defense was also less than impressive. The last play might have been a lapse but it gave up 5 yards per carry on the ground and did not pressure either of the BYU quarterback all that much.
Nebraska really needs a clean performance in this one to build some momentum.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 5-0 in Jaguars last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Under is 3-0-1 in Jaguars last 4 games following a S.U. win.
- Jaguars are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- Over is 5-0 in Cornhuskers last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Over is 4-0 in Cornhuskers last 4 non-conference games.
- Cornhuskers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. S-Belt.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Prediction
Most of the games I have been writing about have had big spreads that didn’t seem justified. Assuming the Huskers are a little ornery this week I think they can get this one covered.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Nebraska -27.5
South Alabama has to be a fade team this season.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Nebraska 45 – South Alabama 13
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