Oklahoma Sooners vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 9/17/22 Prediction and FanDuel Sportsbook Promo

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4:00 PM ET Sep 17
Oklahoma Sooners vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Oklahoma Sooners -13.5

The Oklahoma Sooners and the Nebraska Cornhuskers will face each other in Week 3 of the college football season on September 17 at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium. The rivalry between these football teams is known within the NCAA Football community. Their latest matchup happened in September last year, where Oklahoma defeated Nebraska 23-16.

Before meeting Nebraska, Oklahoma won over the Kent State Golden Flashes 33-3 in Week 2. On the other hand, last week, Nebraska just lost to the Georgia State Eagles 45-42. They fired head coach Scott Frost after that loss. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Oklahoma Sooners as a 13.5-point favorite for this game.

The Pick: Oklahoma Sooners -13.5 (-105)
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Why bet on the Oklahoma Sooners?

✅ Oklahoma has a 2-0 record this season, while Nebraska is 1-2 and just fired its head coach.
✅ Starting QB Dillon Gabriel has a rushing touchdown, 529 passing yards, 36 pass completions and five touchdown passes this season.
✅ Nebraska is 1-2 this season, but has not won against an FBS opponent yet. Their only win was against North Dakota of the FBS.

Teams: Oklahoma Sooners vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
When: Saturday, September 17, at 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Betting Pick: Oklahoma Sooners -13.5 (-105)

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Oklahoma Sooners vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

Oklahoma Sooners

The Sooners currently have a 2-0 record. In addition to defeating Kent State last week, they also won over the UTEP Miners 45-13. Oklahoma's current coach is Brent Venables, hired by the university in December last year.

Oklahoma has posted ten touchdowns, 529 passing yards and 393 rushing yards in two games this season. They are No. 56 and No. 42 overall for passing yards and rushing yards per game, respectively. So far, the team has accumulated nine sacks, the fourth-best mark in college football so far.

Three players are set to miss this game for Oklahoma. TE Daniel Parker Jr. is absent due to an unspecified illness, while OL Wanya Morris and DB Key Lawrence's reasons for absence are undisclosed.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Nebraska's current record is 1-2. In Week 0, the team was defeated by the Northwestern Wildcats 31-28. Their only win so far this season was over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks, ending Week 1's game with a 38-17 win. Nebraska currently faces a crisis as the team let go of coach Scott Frost, who had been with the team since 2018, after their Week 2 loss to Georgia Southern.

The Cornhuskers have scored 15 touchdowns, and gained 866 passing yards and 611 rushing yards in the three games they participated in this season. They rank 27th for passing yards per game and 35th for rushing yards per game. The Cornhuskers have posted two sacks this season.

Nebraska has reported several injuries on its side. RB Gabe Ervin Jr. will miss some games due to an undisclosed injury. TE Thomas Fidone II and WR Decoldest Crawford have suffered knee injuries that will force them to skip several games.

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