9* Afternoon Annihilator – Nebraska -6
I am playing on NEBRASKA. This game will be played in front of a national TV audience and you can bet Nebraska’s 341st consecutive sellout crowd will give their Huskers a huge home edge against visiting BYU on Saturday.
You know newcomer Mike Riley wants to make a splash in his debut as head coach and I expect him to do it with a team that returns 16 starters from a squad that went 9-4 last year.
Nebraska has won its opening game in 29 straight seasons, which is a streak that leads the nation and if I were an oddsmaker, I’d be making the Cornhuskers lay more points here. Riley’s offenses typically can throw different looks at you and feature big flashes of talent and that hurt you in a hurry. With quarterback Tommy Armstrong back at the helm, I think we’ll be seeing the home team piled up some points here and it will be a matter of BYU trying to keep up.
Even though these two teams have never met, the Cougars are 3-7 against the Big Ten in their history and I think that trend continues on Saturday.