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CFB Free Pick: Wyoming vs. Nebraska

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Sep/08/2016

Tony George of TonyGeorgeSports.com has your CFB free pick for this week, and shockingly it is NOT on his beloved Cornhuskers. 

Wyoming +24.5 @ Nebraska 

The Huskers struggled in the first half the Fresno State game last week, I know because I was at the game and it was 14-10 at halftime before Nebraska's depth and offense were too much for the Bulldogs in the second half.  That said Wyoming is better than advertised this season.  The last time Nebraska played Wyoming is was a high yardage and high scoring shootout with Nebraska winning by 3 in a 37-34 game and that was back in 2013.

What this boils down to is real simple, this is a Look Ahead spot for Nebraska, who has a huge game with Oregon on deck the next week in Lincoln, and I doubt they throw the playbook at Wyoming here, as it is clear Nebraska is the better team in this matchup as evidenced by the huge point spread oddsmakers have posted on this game.  One always has to look at the schedule when heavy favorites are playing a weak sister, because things are not always as they seem.   Many coaches with a big game on deck will rest starters with a big lead, use conservative pay calling down the stretch and the backdoor cover many times is in play, which I feel is the situation in this game.  Bear in mind ther Huskers were a 5 win team last year and they have many holes still left on the defensive side of the ball which opens up the door here for a backdoor cover as well.

Wyoming's QB Allen in his debut last week threw for 245 yards and was 20-29 with 2 TD's, and they balanced their attack well with 243 yards on the ground in an OT upset over Northern Illinois.  While many say the OT game and travel might be a bit much for the Cowboys, I think not as Wyoming coach Craig Bohl used to be a Nebraska coach as a DC and will have his team fired up for this one

All in all I say the Huskers get a nice win here, and a 17-20 point win would be a nice cushion for the Huskers with the Ducks on deck, and I say the scheduling spot and backdoor cover angles are both in play.

Free Play on Wyoming +24.5

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