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Nebraska at Kansas State

October 7, 2010
img7:30 PM Eastern
Premium Pick
2 units on Kansas State +11 (-110) (risk 2 to return 2)
Result:
LOSS

Nebraska has overwhelmed teams with defense, and that reputation follows them into this contest. But is that reputation still so well deserved? The Cornhuskers have played four games, posted as stiff favorites in three of them.  They have been favored by 39, 27.5 and 41.5 points so we see what type of competition the Huskers have faced thus far. They are 4-0 straight up on the season by just 1-3 ATS. We also hear whispers of Taylor Martinez for the Heisman as he is off to a good start. But as a freshman, he is also coming off a bad game where he was actually taken out in the fourth quarter. Young players tend to have fragile egos, and heading on the road vs. the toughest competition he has seen to date could be cause for concern. The Huskers, in their only semi-test of the year, gave up 175 on the ground to Washington along with 21 points. This competent Wildcats offense, behind with the running of Daniel Thomas (105-628 6.0 yards per carry 6 TDs) should find some room. Against what I feel was a much tougher Nebraska defense a year ago, Thomas ran for just shy of 100 yards on the road. This Cornhuskers defense gave up 180 yards on the ground to a horrible Western Kentucky team that had lost 26 of their last 27 to FSB opponents. The point is, this Nebraska defense isn't what it was last season and against a solid opponent, they may get exposed. Under Bill Snyder, this K-State team is 51-32 ATS at home. This is too many points to the undefeated home team and I like the Cats to cover.

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Kansas State Wildcats
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13
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