NEBRASKA over No Illinois by 7
Our 3* Best Bet on Oregon last week looked downright golden after Willie Taggart’s new squad laid a 42-14 halftime husk-whipping on this Nebraska team. But The Shuckers of the Corn launched a 21-0 2nd half comeback and the Ducks blew the cover, winning by only 7. Still, don’t overrate Nebraska for performing well after Oregon decided the game was in hand: the 566361 yardage deficit for Mike Riley’s boys tells a truer tale than the final score. Still, Northern Illinois may not capture the full attention of the Silk with next week’s Big Ten opener on deck – and that would be a mistake, as the Huskies sport a mark versus the Big Ten over the last 17 years, including a sparkling mark following a win. NIU’s road record of
in their last 34 road games cements it. Take the points with the Huskies over the Huskers.