LINE: Nebraska -4, o/u: 54
ATS PICK: Nebraska
Nebraska might be 0-6, and it might never have seen a bad penalty it didn’t like to commit, and it really and truly might not know how to win. But again, it’s time.
The passing game was terrific against Northwestern, and the lines didn’t play all that poorly. The D couldn’t come up with a late stop, and Wildcat quarterback Clayton Thorson was brilliant in the miraculous comeback.
Minnesota doesn’t have Clayton Thorson.
The Gophers have lost three straight, getting blown out by Maryland, Iowa and Ohio State by a combined score of 120-57. The offense might have put up 31 on the Hawkeyes, but that’s an aberration.
The passing game isn’t crisp enough, the turnovers are flowing, and there isn’t enough help for an okay defense. On the plus side for the Gophers, they don’t commit penalties, and Nebraska will be good for at least ten.
Even so, after last week’s debacle, this is when the Huskers finally come up with the performance the fans have been waiting for.