ESPN's SP+ predicts final score of Northwestern vs. Nebraska in Week 8
ESPN’s SP+ is weighing in on the Week 8 slate of college football, including a final score prediction for the game between Nebraska and Northwestern. While the two sides are familiar foes, this year’s matchup will look a bit different.
Saturday’s game will be the first matchup for the two sides without Pat Fitzgerald and Scott Frost in place since the 2017 season. Those two head coaches traded blows in the series from 2018-22, but both have since been fired.
As for this year’s matchup, Matt Rhule’s Husker program enters the weekend as a double-digit favorite for Saturday. The SP+ is riding with Nebraska, giving the Huskers a 79% chance of walking away with the win in a projected final score of 30-16. Fans can get in on those odds by heading to Caesars to get started.
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🕺 WEEK 8 SP+ PICKS 👯♂️🎉
Ohio St 27, Penn St 22
FSU 29, Duke 22
Bama 28, Tenn 23
USC 31, Utah 25
OU 37, UCF 23
Iowa 22, Minn 15 (yeah right)
Michigan 34, Mich St 14
Horns 39, Coogs 21
Miami 26, Clemson 25??https://t.co/fjsWyQPXfP pic.twitter.com/vixWXXsWyM
— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) October 15, 2023
Both teams have been up-and-down to begin the season, but Nebraska is hoping it found a bit of stability over the bye week. Rhule confirmed Heinrich Haarberg is the starting QB moving forward, and he’ll have a freshman target with Malachi Coleman in the starting lineup.
Saturday’s kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET as both teams resume the schedule off a bye week.