NCAA football gambling fans will have their choice of a struggling but talented Texas team against a red hot Big Red team that is gaining NCAA football wagering respect.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 PM Eastern Time and Sports-Gambling opened with Nebraska as a 9 point favorite.
Last year Texas beat Nebraska 13-12 on a field goal at the gun that followed a controversial but correct decision to add 1 second to the play clock in the Big 12 Championship Game that has left many Husker fans, players and coaches bitter and pointing to this grudge match.
The game was seen as the last straw for Nebraska in their relationship with the Big 12 as they will begin play in the Big Ten next year.
Texas has a record of 3-2 straight up and 1-4 with the NCAA betting lines. The Longhorns are coming off a much needed bye week after losing to Oklahoma 28-20 on October 2. They were mauled 34-12 by UCLA the week before that.
Texas has struggled to move on without 4-year starting quarterback Colt McCoy as they rank 80th in scoring. Their defense has ranks 36th for points permitted and looked helpless against the UCLA running attack, which is not a good omen heading into Lincoln, Nebraska.
The #5 Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-0 straight up and 2-2-1 with the NCAA betting odds. Nebraska is coming off a 48-13 blowout win at Kansas State as quarterback Taylor Martinez struck a Heisman pose with 241 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Nebraska has gone back to its roots and ranks 2nd in the nation for rushing and 4th for points allowed on defense. Martinez has 737 yards rushing with a ludicrous 10.8 yards per carry with 12 touchdowns. The Big Red has gone over the total in 4 out of 5 games.
Nebraska circled this one on the calendar right after the loss in last year’s Big 12 Championship Game. Texas will have to show marked improvement on offense and against the run to stay in the game.
The Longhorns have failed to cover the NCAA football gambling spread in their last 4 trips to Nebraska and the road team has brought home the bacon in just 1 out of the last 7 matchups. The two teams have gone under the total in their last 4 meetings.