College Football - Nebraska at Missouri - 10-08-09

Oct 8, 2009 7:32 PM
by GT Staff |

College football:

Nebraska -4 at Missouri: The Cornhuskers opened as a 3-point favorite and were bet up to 4 points by Thursday morning. The move might seem surprising since the Tigers are playing at home, and they’ve won three of the last four meetings in the series – the last two in convincing fashion, 52-17 and 41-6, in 2008 and 2007, respectively. This year’s Missouri squad, however, isn’t as strong as the last two editions. They barely got past mediocre Bowling Green and Furman teams, and their opening day blowout of Illinois is looking less impressive as everyone has run up the score on the overrated Illini. Nebraska, on the other hand, has looked impressive, and could very easily be 4-0 at this point. Their loss at Virginia Tech two weeks ago was a tough one, coming after they dominated the game for nearly four quarters, only to lose on a bad beat. And don’t be fooled by their dominating wins over Sun Belt opponents. Arkansas State took Iowa and Troy to the wire, losing by just a field goal in each game, and Florida Atlantic played South Carolina evenly for most the contest, and just missed against a solid Wyoming squad. Nebraska, as a result of their dominating defense, has given up the fewest points in the nation, about 7 points a game, along with a stingy 285 yards of offense. The ‘Huskers may not be ready to claim their "Black Shirt" defense of the 1990s is back, but they are getting close to that level. Nebraska -4 and under 52 poits.

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