LINE Nebraska -13.5
MONEY LINE PICK Northwestern +415
How much do you really trust Nebraska?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, it beat Northwestern 56-7 last season, but it’s Pat Fitzgerald, its a program that has a way of rising up and fixing the glitches, and this is in Dublin, Ireland.
Nebraska is better, it should have the stronger offense, and it should be able to win …
But you know how Nebraska rolls.
It blew out the Wildcats last year, but it managed to figure out how to lose games in new and creative ways as it couldn’t do anything in key moments time after time after time.
You want to talk about getting in a team’s head, if Northwestern goes Northwestern and grinds it down, comes up with a few turnovers, and has a lead at any point, how much will the Huskers believe in their ability to pull this off after dropping eight games last year by eight points or fewer?
I think Nebraska will win. I do think the team is better, the offense should be stronger, and the enough-is-enough mindset appears to be there to flip this around. But …
It’s Northwestern, it’s Week 0, it’s in Ireland, and the money line is +415.
That’s way too rich to ignore.