Nebraska is a Top 10 team while Texas is struggling this season. It is still a big game though and should get a lot of attention from gamblers making a college football bet.
Revenge Game – This is a big revenge game for Nebraska. They believe they were cheated last year when one second was put back on the clock that allowed Texas to kick the game winning field goal in a 12-10 win. This year the Cornhuskers go into the contest as the better team. They are unbeaten at 5-0 and ranked fifth in the country. They are now serious national title contenders. They also have a dynamic quarterback in redshirt freshman Taylor Martinez.
Texas Losing Streak – The Longhorns are in danger of losing three straight for the first time since 1997. They are out of the Top 25 for the first time since 2000 in NCAA football betting.
Taylor Martinez – The Nebraska quarterback is now in the Heisman race. He had 369 total yards last week in the win over Kansas State. He ran for 241 yards and threw for another 128 yards. The Texas defense is not that great and they seem ill-equipped to stop Martinez.
Texas Has won 8 of 9 in the Series - The Longhorns have won eight of the last nine meetings with the Huskers. Last year it was brutally tough as Nebraska seemed to have the game won only to lose 12-10.
Rivalry Numbers – The Longhorns are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog but they are 1-7 against the NCAA football betting odds in their last 8 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Longhorns are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings at Nebraska. Looking at the total trends, the Over is 6-1 in the Longhorns last 7 games as a road underdog. The Over is 21-10-1 in the Longhorns last 32 road games. The Over is 4-1 in the Cornhuskers last 5 games overall. The Under is 9-3 in the Cornhuskers last 12 home games. The Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between Texas and Nebraska.