The biggest game of Week 0 comes across the world in Dublin, Ireland, yes, you read that right. Northwestern and Nebraska play their season opener in Emerald Isle, for what should be the highest quality game of the opening slate. The Cornhuskers enter this season with high expectations despite a 3-9 season.
Head coach Scott Frost is coaching for his job and needs to get off to a hot start against a still rebuilding Northwestern team that also went 3-9. Nebraska owns the bragging rights in head-to-head competition with nine wins compared to Northwestern’s six.
Last season’s 56-7 victory over Northwestern in Lincoln marked, not only the Huskers highest points total and largest margin of victory in a Big Ten conference game, but also their largest margin of victory in any conference game in over 20 years as well, so head coach Frost will no doubt be looking for more of the same in this one.
However, prior to last year’s victory, each of the last four meetings between the two sides were one-score games, with two going to OT, and eight of the last eleven being decided by one score as well.
On the other side, After splitting each of their opening six games to start the 2021 season, Northwestern fell off a proverbial cliff to finish out the year, dropping six straight games and scoring 14 or fewer points in seven of their last eight games as well.
Head coach Pat Fitzgerald will be hoping for a much improved season this year as he welcomes back his top three running backs from last season, but loses out on LB Chris Bergin on defense, a player who led the nation in overall tackles last season. The Wildcats were top 50 in overall pass defense themselves last year, so we could well see a lower-scoring game taking place in Dublin this weekend
Northwestern Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Game Information
- Date: 08/27/2022
- Time: 12:30 PM ET
- Location: Aviva Stadium,Dublin
- How to Watch Northwestern vs Nebraska: FS1
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Northwestern vs Nebraska Betting Lines
Northwestern is +400 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $400. On the other side, Nebraska is –500 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $20.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Northwestern at a 20% chance of winning the game, meanwhile, Nebraska has 83.33% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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