NE­BRASKA over Troy by 6

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More col­lege cru­elty in the Ne­braska hills last Satur­day night, spoil­ing NU’s 362nd con­sec­u­tive home sell­out. The Corn­huskers were just two plays away from bring­ing down a re­lent­less bunch of Buf­faloes in new HC Scott Frost’s Me­mo­rial Sta­dium de­but last Satur­day – when a bonehead rough­ing penalty late in the game on 3rd-and-24 for Colorado cost the Huskers a rare sea­son-open­ing home loss, 33-28. Big Red gets to stay in Lin­coln to lick its wounds, then hope­fully re­cu­per­ate against a Troy team that bounced back off a bru­tal 56-20 beat­down by Boise State in its sea­son opener with a 59-7 win over Florida A&M’s march­ing band. Ne­braska has gone 8-0 SU and 6-1-1 ATS ver­sus Sun Belt foes, but the Huskers are also

home off a home loss since 2007, and we can’t back them un­til Frost has con­trol of his team. In fact, this is the type of foe the Silk does not want to en­ter­tain fol­low­ing last week’s tough-luck loss to Colorado, es­pe­cially with Troy own­ing a badge of honor in its last seven out­ings as a dou­ble-digit dog. Still, we see this one fin­ish­ing very close to the line, so we’ll be con­tent to ob­serve for now.

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