2013 NCAA football picks are set to go here at Cappers Info, and we are ready to make our free football picks for all of the best games on the schedule. Check out the UCLA vs. Nebraska picks and predictions for what should be a remarkable game on September 14th.
NCAA Football Picks: UCLA Bruins @ Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, September 14th, 12:00 ET
Location: Lincoln Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Week 3 CFB Odds: Nebraska -5 (68.5)
UCLA vs. Nebraska Live TV Coverage: ABC
There aren’t many games on Saturday between a pair of ranked teams, but this is one of them, and it should be a good one. QB Brett Hundley and his Bruins are going to be going on the road for their first major test of the year against Nebraska, which is also going to be facing its sternest test on the campaign as well. We haven’t learned a lot about either of these teams yet, as we aren’t judging UCLA based upon its win over the Nevada Wolf Pack, and wins over the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and the Wyoming Cowboys didn’t tell us much either. We’d suppose that about the only thing we have learned is that both of these teams are going to run the heck out of the football in this game, and both are going to probably struggle defensively as they did when they met last year.
There are definitely a few points to make here. Nebraska allowed nearly 700 yards when these two teams met last season, and that was a major problem. We also look back at QB Taylor Martinez and his history of playing in the big time games. Last season, the team gave up 70 to the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship Game. Sure, both Michigan and Michigan State were beaten, but Ohio State rolled up 63 on the Huskers. Georgia put up a 45-31 win in the Capital One Bowl as well. Meanwhile, last season on the road, UCLA went 4-2 SU and ATS, and the really only bad performance was very early against the Cal Golden Bears. Even though Hundley is only a sophomore and Martinez is a senior, we have a lot more confidence in the former than the latter in this one. We like the Bruins and the points.
UCLA vs. Nebraska Pick: UCLA Bruins +5
UCLA @ Nebraska Score Prediction: UCLA 38 – Nebraska 30