Nebraska vs. Wyoming: Spread and Predictions

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 24, 2011

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 17: Taylor Martinez #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrates a touchdown with teammates in a game against the Washington Huskies at Memorial Stadium September 17, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska won 51-38.(Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers take on the high-flying antics of the Wyoming Cowboys Saturday. You will want to watch this high-scoring affair the whole way through. 

Nebraska should have this game well in hand as they look to next week's matchup with No. 6 Wisconsin. To get past the Badgers, Nebraska is going to need a better effort on defense, something they will work on against Wyoming. 

The Cowboys can get vertical. This is perhaps the best warmup the Huskers could have hoped for before a marquee top 25 game.

Where: War Memorial Stadium. Laramie, Wyoming

When: Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. EDT

Watch: Versus Network

Spread

 Nebraska -21 (courtesy of Betonline.com)

Nebraska will be pumped for this game. There is no way they head onto the field without a preconceived notion of Wyoming's offense. That being said, I would take Wyoming and the points. 

My prediction is right around that area, as the Cowboys can put numbers on the board. 

Over/Under: 58 

This game will be a high-scoring affair. The 58 points the over/under sits at is greater than anything I usually like to take, but both teams can and will score. I say over. 

Key Injuries

Wyoming: No major injuries at this time. 

Nebraska: Andrew Rodriguez Probable (undisclosed), Alfonzo Dennard Out (leg)

BCS/Top 25 Poll Implications

The Cowboys can only hope for the joy and jubilation an upset would bring. However, they will not sniff the Top 25, even with an upset. 

This game has huge implications for Nebraska. Fans are hoping that No. 9 Nebraska will remain unscathed until next week's Wisconsin game. 

Keys to Wyoming Win

Freshman quarterback Brett Smith needs to give a breakout performance against a nationally ranked team that does have defensive issues. 

Keys to Nebraska Win

This game should be a cakewalk for Nebraska. They just need to sidestep any sort of sloppy play. The Huskers will want to nip any vertical play by the Cowboys in the bud. You don't want the long ball to kill you.  

Prediction: Nebraska 42, Wyoming 24


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