Nebraska football spread against Purdue adds insult to injury

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 22: Running back Terrell Newby
LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 22: Running back Terrell Newby /

The Nebraska football team might have hit a new low in the eyes of the college football world.

The Nebraska football team is rested and ready to go. They will be going up against a Purdue Boilermakers team that is 1-3 in the Big Ten and is coming off a 14-12 loss to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Those are the same Scarlet Knights that the Huskers managed to upend 27-17 earlier in the season. Despite all of those being verifiable facts, the Cornhuskers find themselves underdogs against Purdue.

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This isn’t a situation where the Boilermakers get the one or two point nod thanks to being the home team. It turns out that the opening line has the Cornhuskers as a 6.5 point underdog. In a season that has seen more than a few disappointments, this is the low point.

Purdue is 6.5 point favorites despite the fact that they’ve scored 21 points in the last two weeks combined. The Boilermakers are 6.5 point favorites despite the fact that Tanner Lee seems to have shaken off his poor start.

Obviously, lines are made for Vegas to get as much action as possible from both sides on the game. It’s quite interesting and quite deflating to realize Vegas thinks there are going to be that many people believing Purdue is going to win by a touchdown.

In the middle of a season where the Huskers’ fans don’t have a great deal of confidence in the coaching staff, it looks like the rest of the nation doesn’t have much confidence in Mike Riley either.

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However the game on Saturday night turns out, it’s pretty clear the Nebraska football team has slipped a couple of notches. When a game against the Purdue Boilermakers is not only in doubt but an expected loss, things have gone really, really wrong in Lincoln.