The Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-4, 1-3 Big Ten) bring college football’s 16th-ranked rushing attack into a matchup with the Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten), who have the No. 5 rushing defense. The Golden Gophers (moneyline odds to win) serve as host on October 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET against the Cornhuskers ( ). Bookmakers have installed a total of points for the game.
Check out this article before you place a bet on this game for updated odds and everything else you need to know about the contest — from team and player stats to key metrics, betting insights and more.
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Nebraska Vs. Minnesota Betting Odds
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Nebraska Offense Vs. Minnesota Defense
|Cornhuskers Offense||Stats (Rank)||Golden Gophers Defense|
|31.9 (47)||Points/Gm||19.6 (29)|
|493.6 (11)||Yards/Gm||305.0 (21)|
|271.0 (32)||Pass Yards/Gm||228.0 (70)|
|222.6 (16)||Rush Yards/Gm||77.0 (5)|
|9.9 (8)||Yards/Pass||7.0 (57)|
|4.9 (32)||Yards/Rush||2.8 (9)|
|45.1% (33)||3rd Down %||30.8% (20)|
|8 (86)||Turnovers||5 (84)|
|19 (126)||Sacks||8 (63)|
Minnesota Offense Vs. Nebraska Defense
|Minnesota Offense||Stats (Rank)||Nebraska Defense|
|24.4 (93)||Points/Gm||17.9 (22)|
|335.2 (105)||Yards/Gm||341.6 (47)|
|141.8 (124)||Pass Yards/Gm||207.7 (46)|
|193.4 (37)||Rush Yards/Gm||133.9 (56)|
|7.9 (51)||Yards/Pass||6.2 (20)|
|4.3 (66)||Yards/Rush||3.9 (62)|
|39.4% (65)||3rd Down %||37.4% (64)|
|5 (28)||Turnovers||7 (44)|
|7 (53)||Sacks||8 (63)|
When Nebraska Has The Ball
- The Cornhuskers’ pass protection has resulted in 19 sacks given up, second-most in college football. The Golden Gophers’ defense has totaled eight (63rd-most).
- Nebraska ranks eighth in the FBS at 9.9 yards per pass attempt. Minnesota allows 7.0 yards per passing play (57th in college football).
- The 271.0 passing yards per game the Cornhuskers average ranks them 32nd in the FBS, while the 228.0 the Golden Gophers give up ranks them 70th in college football.
- Nebraska ranks 32nd in the FBS averaging 4.9 yards per carry. Minnesota allows 2.8 per rushing attempt (ninth in college football).
When Minnesota Has The Ball
- The Golden Gophers average 141.8 passing yards per game (124th in the FBS). They will be up against take on the Cornhuskers’ defense which ranks 46th, allowing 207.7 yards per game through the air.
- Minnesota’s offense is 93rd in the FBS at 24.4 points per game. It will be facing Nebraska’s defense which allows 17.9 per game (22nd in college football).
- The Golden Gophers’ offense is 105th in college football averaging 335.2 yards per game, while the Cornhuskers rank 47th in yards allowed (341.6).
- Minnesota’s offense averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt (51st in the FBS). Nebraska’s defense gives up 6.2 yards per passing play (20th in college football).
Nebraska Betting Trends And Insights
- Nebraska has compiled a 4-2-0 record against the spread this season.
- The Cornhuskers have covered the spread twice this season (2-1 ATS) when playing as at least 4-point favorites.
- Nebraska’s games have hit the over twice this season.
- Nebraska and its opponents have gone over 49 combined points in three of six games this season.
- The Cornhuskers are 2-1 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 66.7% of those games).
Minnesota Betting Trends And Insights
- Minnesota has won three games against the spread this year, while failing to cover twice.
- The Golden Gophers have won their only game this year when playing as at least 4-point underdogs.
- Minnesota’s games have hit the over twice this season.
- Minnesota has combined with its opponent to score more than 49 points only twice this season.
- The Golden Gophers have won two of the three games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
Nebraska Players To Watch
- Adrian Martinez has thrown for 1,761 yards while completing 66.3% of his passes (118-of-178), with nine touchdowns and three interceptions this year (251.6 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 87 times for 443 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 63.3 yards per game.
- Rahmir Johnson has rushed for 298 yards on 72 carries (42.6 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground this year. He also has 12 catches for 169 yards (24.1 per game) and one touchdown.
- This season Samori Toure has 26 receptions for a team-high 520 receiving yards (74.3 per game) and three touchdowns.
- Austin Allen has contributed with 222 yards on 19 catches and one touchdown. He averages 37.0 receiving yards per game this year.
- Omar Manning has 196 receiving yards on 14 receptions, with one touchdown, averaging 32.7 yards per game.
Minnesota Players To Watch
- This year, Tanner Morgan has recorded 709 passing yards (141.8 yards per game) while going 47-for-90 (52.2% completion percentage) and throwing four touchdowns and two interceptions.
- Treyson Potts has run for a team-leading 552 yards on 112 attempts (110.4 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns.
- Mohamed Ibrahim has rushed for 163 yards on 30 carries (163.0 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground this year.
- Dylan Wright has hauled in nine receptions for 169 yards, best on his team, and two touchdowns. He averages 56.3 receiving yards per game.
- Daniel Jackson has contributed with 155 yards (on 14 catches) and one touchdown.
- Michael Brown-Stephens is averaging 69.5 yards per game, racking up four receptions for 139 yards.
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