Free College Football Picks Today: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 11/25/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 11/25/22
Fri 25th November 2022

The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-8, 2-6 Big 10) and University of Iowa Hawkeyes (7-4, 5-3 Big 10) face off Friday at Kinnick Stadium for their regular season finales.

The Hawkeyes are 10.5-point favorites, and the total is 38.5. Nebraska is coming off a tight 15-14 loss against Wisconsin at Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, their fifth consecutive defeat.

Casey Thompson threw for 106 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran 11 times for 33 yards. Trey Palmer caught four passes for 47 yards and two touchdowns. Iowa won for the fourth straight game on Saturday, beating Minnesota 13-10 at Huntington Bank Stadium.

Spencer Petras was 15 of 24 for 221 yards. Kaleb Johnson carried eight times for 43 yards. Sam LaPorta caught four receptions for 95 yards.


The Hawkeyes won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 28-21 victory in November, their fifth straight win against Nebraska. Logan Smothers had two rushing touchdowns for Nebraska.


The Cornhuskers are averaging 22.5 points per game for the season, 103rd in FBS, and they are facing a Hawkeyes defense that has surrendered 13.6 PPG (5th). Meanwhile, Iowa has scored 17.5 points a game this season, 123rd in the country, and Nebraska is allowing 28.6 PPG (91st).

The Cornhuskers rank 88th in the nation in passing yards per game (215.6) and 95th in rushing (129.9). They will face a tough test, as the Hawkeyes are sixth in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (164.4) and 16th against the run (108.9).

Iowa has been one of the nation’s least successful teams in both passing and rushing yards per game, averaging 158.9 (123rd) and 94.8 (122nd) yards per game, respectively.

Nebraska’s defense has been most beatable on the ground, as the Cornhuskers are 117th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (195.0). Against the pass, the Cornhuskers are 80th (232.2).


Through nine games, Casey Thompson has thrown for 14 touchdowns (10 INT) and 236.6 yards per game to lead Nebraska in passing. In three away games this season, he has five TDs (6 INT) and an average of 313.7 yards passing.

Anthony Grant leads the team in rushing with an average of 82.6 yards a game over 11 games. He has six touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Trey Palmer is the Cornhuskers’ leading receiver with 79.8 yards a game and seven TDs.

Spencer Petras has five passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 156.0 yards per game through 11 games to lead Iowa. In six home games this season, he has thrown for three TDs (2 INT) and an average of 156.0 yards.

Kaleb Johnson has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 59.4 yards a game through 11 games. He has five touchdowns. Sam LaPorta has been a key target in the Hawkeyes’ aerial attack. He has one touchdown and a 54.6 yard per game average through 11 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Nebraska +10.5 (-110)

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