FREE PLAY from Tony George Sports
Wisconsin vs. Nebraska,
10/10/2015 15:30 EDT
Point Spread: +1½/-110 Wisconsin
SATURDAY BIG 10 FREE PLAY
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Wisconsin at Nebraska
Well lo and behold when my odds tracker lit up with this week’s opening lines late Sunday, I fell out of my chair, or damn near it when I saw the Huskers were favored against Wisconsin. I must admit I am partial to Nebraska, I went there, they are my alma mater, and both my children, within 25 minutes of birth in Lincoln Nebraska, had Husker stocking caps on in the hospital nursery. You see in the land of Husker Nation, you are born a Husker, you have no choice. Well it is not the 1990’s anymore where Nebraska dominated the college landscape and Tom Osborne is gone, Frank Solich is winning MAC Divisions titles, Bill Callahan is coaching Offensive Lines in the NFL and Bo Pelini is in Youngstown Ohio wondering if Husker Nation Misses him now! Did I mention both Solich and Pelini were fired after 9 win seasons? Being a spoiled Husker Nation has caught up with Nebraska fans and now they have a lame duck coach and have to live with a bad hire and one of the worst defenses in college football.
Nebraska’s love affair with Mike Riley is over. The Huskers lost to Big 10 bottom dweller Illinois last week, again late in the game, and again more of a coaching debacle than anything else. They say rain hampered the Husker’s offensive attack. No, the coaching hampered Nebraska’s attack. You come up against a team who was allowing 6 yards per carry, and you open up the game throwing it with a QB that is very inconsistent throwing, and did I mention this was Nebraska, home of the running back and they have 2 good ones in the fold. So if coaching and the rain hampered Nebraska last week, it will be the Badgers 11th ranked defense that will hamper them this week.
Wisconsin destroyed Nebraska last year and Melvin Gordon ran wild for 408 yards in that game and was pulled early to call off the embarrassment. Wisconsin has issues of their own as Iowa beat them last week with some defense and quite frankly a better team, but there is no way Nebraska should be laying points to anyone right now in the Big 10, the play calling is deplorable, the coaching is iffy at best, and while Husker Nation will be strong in Lincoln on Saturday and I will personally be in the crowd, but at days end I prefer a fat wallet and deflated ego versus betting the same ol Husker Tradition at home and losing money. Bottom line is Wisconsin lost to a good Big 10 team who is undefeated and ranked and Nebraska lost to an unranked bottom feeder from the Big 10. Nothing more, nothing less.
Wisconsin has beaten Nebraska 129-55 the last 2 times they played and they are catching points? Did I mention you may see Wisconsin throwing the ball around a bit more than usual in this game as the Huskers rank 128th in college football in passing yards allowed and 102nd overall on defense, and again they are laying points?
Give me the Badgers +1
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