The Nebraska Cornhuskers will head southeast this weekend when they take on the Miami Florida Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Saturday, September 19 in college football action. Both teams are coming off of wins last week with the Cornhuskers downing the South Alabama Jaguars 48-9 and Miami taking care of the Florida Atlantic Owls by a score of 44-20. Nebraska is 1-1 on the new season while Miami is 2-0.
College Football Betting – Nebraska vs Miami
- bet365 currently lists Nebraska +3.5 at 10/11 with Miami Florida -3.5 at 10/11 with the over/under 57.5 points at 10/11
The win over South Alabama at home in Lincoln was a big one since the Cornhuskers lost 33-28 on a Hail Mary to BYU in their season opener. Nebraska turned things around against the Jaguars with a 561 total-yard attack. Running back Terrell Newby had a career-best 198 yards to go along with his pair of touchdowns, His previous best on the ground was 107 yards in a game against the Florida Atlantic Owls. Nebraska’s passing game was impressive too as quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw for two touchdowns and 270 yards.
Wideout Lane Hovey caught five passes for 68 yards after catching just five balls for 69 yards over the past two campaigns. Hovey will need to keep up his fine play against the Hurricanes as Miami has allowed just 96 yards against in the air on average in their first two outings. Defensively, the forced the Jaguars into three turnovers and will need to do the same on Saturday. Nebraska won this matchup 41-31 last year, but their secondary was burned for three touchdowns and 359 yards by quarterback Brad Kaaya. However, he was picked off twice and that helped Nebraska to triumph.
The Hurricanes and Owls were level at 20-20 after the first half a week ago, but the offense woke up in time to win the game while the defense held the Owls at bay. Miami scored 22 straight points and gained 395 yards to Florida Atlantic’s 97 to seal the victory. Quarterback Kaaya threw a touchdown pass and 287 yards and the sophomore now has at least one touchdown pass in each of his 15 career starting assignments. The Hurricanes’ backfield also chipped in last week with Mark Walton gaining 42 yards on the ground and scoring three touchdowns.
Fellow running back Joseph Yearby ran for 146 yards and a touchdown and also caught a pass for a touchdown with 97 yards in the air. Yearby finished the game with 243 yards in total and was a key factor in the win. Miami’s run defense let them down in last year’s loss to Nebraska, but the Cornhuskers no longer have running back Ameer Abdullah in the lineup. Abdullah had two touchdowns and 229 yards in last season’s meeting. Miami’s defense is averaging 234 yards against per game this season with 138 of them against the rush. They’ll need to keep the Cornhuskers’ Newby in check on Saturday and should do enough to earn a close win.
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By Ian Palmer