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Nebraska football win total over/under updated after spring

Nebraska football has an over/under win total set at 7.5 games for the 2024 season. Would you take that bet?



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Following spring practices, the over/under win totals were updated for college football teams by the Action Network. The Big Ten projections were posted on X and Nebraska football ended up with the fifth-highest number, tied with Iowa at 7.5.

Only Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan, and Penn State had a higher total than Nebraska football. USC, Iowa, and Washington were also at 7.5, followed by Maryland at seven.

Will Nebraska football win more than 7.5 games?

It’s interesting that Nebraska football has the fifth-highest number in the conference. The Huskers won just five games last season but turnovers were a major issue.

They also lost four games by three points, including defeats by Minnesota, Maryland, and Iowa on game-winning field goals. Nebraska also lost to Wisconsin in overtime.

But with Dylan Raiola expected to be the starting quarterback this fall, it’s fair to be optimistic about the win total. Outside of that, Nebraska football has one of the most experienced rosters in the country — not just the Big Ten.

The offensive line is returning most of its starters from last season and the defensive line didn’t lose a single starter. That’s a good place to start. Nebraska has upgraded the wide receiver room and the secondary is one of the most underrated in the Big Ten with Tommi Hill, Malcolm Hartzog, Isaac Gifford, and others.

Matt Rhule’s programs are also known for taking a leap in the second year. With all that in mind, plus a favorable schedule that features six of the first seven at home, Nebraska winning eight games isn’t a stretch.

I’d be surprised if the Huskers fell short of that. They also haven’t made a bowl game since 2016. But unless there is some outer-worldly power holding back the Huskers, I’d feel confident better the over.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided before starting Husker Big Red, A fan site for hardcore followers of the #Huskers offering articles, podcasts, videos and more exclusive content on all things Nebraska