It’s sure to be an offensive explosion of NCAA Football Gambling goodness within the sea of red at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Kickoff is slated for 9:00 ET with ESPN handling the National broadcast duties.
With three of the NCAA’s top four teams having lost in week-five, and Missouri enjoying a bye week, the Tigers jumped up two-spots in this week’s AP poll. The last time Mizzou saw action came on Saturday, September 20th, and despite a 42-21 victory over Buffalo, college football betting fans saw Gary Pinkel’s squad lose their first contest against the NCAA Odds this season.
Now, don’t let that news fool you; the offense that Missouri displayed was of record setting proportions, especially from Heisman Hopeful QB, Chase Daniel. The Sr. threw for a career high 439-yards on 36/43 tries with a pair of TDs, and set a Big 12 record by completing 20 consecutive passes.
Mizzou totaled 590 yards of total offense, but also turned the ball over three times in Buffalo territory; they failed to score 50-points or more for the first time in 2008. Week-five was less than desirable for the 85,000-plus on hand at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, as the Cornhuskers dropped a 35-30 decision to ACC foe Virginia Tech.
While Nebraska did rack-up 333-yards of total offense, the Huskers only totaled 14-first-downs and converted a disappointing 2/11 third-down attempts. Perhaps the most positive aspect of the loss came in the final 16-minutes, as Nebraska scored 20 of its 30 points in a comeback bid that fell short; evening the record of corn-bred NCAA Football Bettors ATS in ‘08 (2-2).
However, as week-six approaches, it’s the Huskers defense that needs to beware; the black-shirts will be facing a Tigers team ranked second in the nation in both total yards and points scored. At least the sea of red can find solace in the fact that the home team in this match-up is 6-0 against the closing college football odds in the last six meetings.
Though Nebraska has won seven of the past ten meetings with Mizzou, it’s the Tigers that enter Saturday’s Big 12 opener as a 10.5-point favorite.