Nebraska Cornhuskers VS South Alabama Jaguars

College Football League 12:00 PM EST

Thursday

08/31/2019

ESPN

Spread: Nebraska Cornhuskers -36.5

Over/Under: 66.5

South Alabama Jaguars vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 8/31/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

South Alabama Jaguars vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 8/31/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

South Alabama Jaguars vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 8/31/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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The University of South Alabama Jaguars take their trip to Nebraska to grind it out with the #24 Cornhuskers at the Memorial Stadium in Lincoln come Saturday noon. South Alabama was 3-9 in the previous season and 2-6 in the Sun Belt play. The Jaguars have 6 offensive starters back this year that delivered an average of 24.2 points per game for 355.3 yards per game.

New QB Cephus Johnson will start in lieu of Evan Orth and Cole Garvin. Johnson snapped for 120 yards and three TDs in limited playing time. Senior RB Tra Minter leads the running backs after posting 801 rushing yards with 6 touchdowns while Kawaan Baker averaged 15 yards per grab on 33 catches last year. WR Jamarius Way will also depart from this team after 855 yards and 8 TDs. Four starters return for the defensive units with an average of 38.8 points and 448 yards allowed per game. LB Nick Mobley returns after 56 tackles in his first year with Tyree Turner and Sterling Fisher putting in a combined 7 sacks and 15 TFLs last year. The Jaguars are 0-9 SU in their last 9 matches down the road and 1-6 SU in its last 7 matches played on a Saturday.

South Alabama Jaguars vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Predictions 8/31/2019

While on the grounds in Nebraska, the Cornhuskers won just 4 out of 8 matches in the last season under Head Coach Scott Frost. The team then participated at the Big Ten tourney with a result of 3-6 win/loss finish. Adrian Martinez is back  to start as QB for the Cornhuskers, a lethal snapper in passing running the ball. Martinez had 2,617 passing yards, 17 TDs, and committed 8 interceptions last season. WR Kanawai Noa, a transferee from Cal, is the best target for Martinez. Nebraska is ranked 24th in this season opener with the Jaguars.

The Cornhuskers former rush attacker Devin Ozigbo who had 1,082 yards and 12 touchdowns moved on to the NFL with the New Orleans Saints while RB Maurice Washington could fill the void Ozigbo left to the team. The offense has seven returning starters that averaged 30 points for 456.2 yards per game while the defense has six returnees that allowed opponents to score at 31.3 points and 433.5 yards per game. LBs Mohamed Barry (112 tackles and 5 QB hurries), Ben Stiller (5 sacks), and Lamar Jackson (2 interceptions and 7 deflected passes) are back to hamper offensive plays of rival teams. Nebraska is 4-12 SU in its last 16 matches, 4-1 in its last 5 games at home, and 9-1 SU in its last 10 contests in the Sun Belt Conference.

South Alabama Jaguars vs Nebraska Cornhuskers. The NCAAF pick for this game is the Nebraska Cornhuskers -36.5. South Alabama is out of this League against #24 Nebraska. The Cornhuskers have the edge in all categories in this match while setting the tone of the game to defeat the Jaguars in this contest to a predicted score of 55-18.

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NCAAF Starting Time: 12:00 PM EST

Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska

Date: August 31, 2019

TV: ESPN

NCAAF Odds: Nebraska Cornhuskers -36.5

NCAAF Totals Odds: 66.5

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