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Foster Farms Bowl: Nebraska vs UCLA

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The 2015 edition of the Foster Farms Bowl pits the Nebraska Cornhuskers against the UCLA Bruins at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Huskers are one of three teams that hold the unfortunate distinction of being the first crop to compete in a bowl game with a losing record (5-7 SU).

Shark Bites
  • UCLA is 20-7 SU in its last 27 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of UCLA's last seven games after a loss.
  • Nebraska is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games after an ATS loss.

Nebraska handed playoff-bound Michigan State its only loss —a 39-38 thriller in early November—but failed to find any consistency this year. Nebraska’s last game of the season (a 28-20 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes) saw quarterback Tommy Armstrong toss four interceptions in a disappointing effort. This team is better than its losing record indicates, however, and head coach Mike Riley has a good track record in bowl games. Riley owned a 6-2 record in bowls at Oregon State.

UCLA started off the season hot, rising to as high as seventh in the AP Top 25 before injuries brought them back down to earth. Despite that disappointment, the future is bright at UCLA. The Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, quarterback Josh Rosen, was electric in his first year with the Bruins, throwing for 3,351 yards while tallying five separate 300-yard passing games. The Bruins have played well against Big 10 opponents, going 4-1 ATS in their last five vs the conference.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Nebraska Cornhuskers were 6.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). As of December 11th, the OVER/UNDER was sitting at 60 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 36-29 win for the Bruins on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UCLA Bruins vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the UCLA Bruins have seen them go 8-4 and 6-6 ATS so far this season, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers are at 5-7 and 6-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Cornhuskers are 7-5, while the Bruins are 3-8-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nebraska vs UCLA injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 58 (Nebraska Cornhuskers) and the No. 47 (UCLA Bruins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Nebraska's No. 45-ranked offense, averaging 32.5 PPG, against a UCLA defense that ranks No. 52 this week at 25.08 PPG. The Nebraska aerial game is averaging 274.67 yards per game, more than the UCLA Bruins secondary allows through the air, 205.67 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the UCLA Bruins own the league's No. 105-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 231.83 yards per game when on the road. Nebraska, on the other hand, rates No. 72 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bruins suffered a Week 13 loss against Southern Cal in their last game, falling 40-21 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The Cornhuskers suffered a Week 13 loss against Iowa in their last game, falling 28-20 at Memorial Stadium.