Oct 6, 2022, 1:00 pm ET in NCAAF
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: Nebraska Cornhuskers at Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Top Pick of the Day

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have not yet had the start to the season they were hoping for. The Cornhuskers are now in the fifth spot of the Big Ten West Conference with a 2-3 season record.

That leaves the Cornhuskers with a 1-1 conference record and still below other schools, such as Minnesota and Illinois, that have recently nailed their fourth win of the season. For the Cornhuskers, there is still enough time to keep climbing the ladder in Conference standings.

Nebraska is ready to head to SHI Stadium and face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights this Friday evening. As for the Scarlet Knights, the story is quite similar. Rutgers is now sitting sixth in the Big Ten East.

This has forced the Scarlet Knights to stand with a 2-3 record but no major conference victories. For both teams, a win is crucial to keep climbing in the conference standings.


Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule


  • Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
  • Time: 07:00 PM EDT
  • Location: SHI Stadium, Piscataway, NJ


Thompson’s Cornhuskers Aiming for Victory

The Cornhuskers are now 2-3 on the season. Nebraska opened the year with a 31-28 loss against Northwestern. Their first home game against North Dakota gave the team their first win by a 38-17 final score.

However, the Cornhuskers would undergo two significant losses. The first one was against Georgia, and the second was against Oklahoma. With a 35-21 against Indiana, the Cornhuskers may have just found a way to straighten their path.

For Nebraska, Casey Thompson remains the leader of the offense. Thompson is now standing with 1,265 passing yards and seven touchdowns.


Simon’s Scarlet Knights After First Conference Home Win

The Scarlet Knights had a solid start into the 2022 NCAA season. Rutgers opened their official rally in the NCAA with three wins, starting with a 22-21 victory against Boston College, then a 66-7 win against Wagner.

Although the Scarlet Knights would pull another win against Temple, they still fell short of doing the same against Iowa and Ohio State.

For the Scarlet Knights, the focus is now to remain with positive numbers and reflect them in the conference standings. The Scarlet Knights rely on Evan Simon, who is currently leading Rutgers with 640 passing yards and four touchdowns.


Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds Comparison

The Cornhuskers are ready to face the Scarlet Knights and make some progress in the conference. For Nebraska, the total has gone under in six of their last seven games when facing an East Division rival. As for Rutgers, the total has gone over in seven of their previous eight games at home.


  • DraftKings doesn’t have any odds posted for this game. 
  • FanDuel has the Cornhuskers at -160 on a spread of -3, and the total is 50.5.
  • BetRivers has the Cornhuskers at -143 on a spread of -3, and the total is 48.5.


Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

The Cornhuskers are all set to face the Scarlet Knights this Friday evening.

Nebraska is now 50th in the country with 260 passing yards and 48th with 177.8 rushing yards. With no significant stats to show clear superiority, the Cornhuskers are now in a tight spot to gain further recognition at the conference level.

Unfortunately, the same story goes for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers is currently 61st in the country with 23.6 points against, proving that the team’s offensive has suffered more than their defense.

Godds Pick/Prediction: The Cornhuskers win, and the under hits.