Missouri at Nebraska Pick and Preview

College Football Betting Preview
 #4 Missouri at Nebraska
Saturday, 9:00 pm Eastern – ESPN

SBG Global Opening Line: Missouri  -  11  ,  Total  69

 

Fourth-ranked Missouri will try and avoid the upset bug that has bitten many teams in the Top 10 this season as they travel to Nebraska on Saturday.  The Tigers are solid favorites to win the game but history could be against them.  They have not won at Nebraska in 30 years but with quarterback Chase Daniel and a high-powered offense they have a good chance to end the drought on Saturday. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Missouri on the Road.

 

Daniel has already thrown for 1,412 yards, 12 touchdowns with just one interception this season, and leads an offense that ranks second in the nation in both scoring (53.8 points per game) and total offense (595.5 yards per game).  The Tigers have excellent receiving options in Jeremy Maclin and Chase Coffman and a running back in Derrick Washington, who has rushed for two touchdowns in each of his first four games. “They’re good across the board,” Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said. “They have a good running game and a good passing game, but it starts with the quarterback. Then you throw in Maclin. You can’t focus on stopping one guy or you’ll get killed.”  The Cornhuskers could have real trouble against the Tigers considering they allowed 377 yards last week in a loss to Virginia Tech.  Last year the Cornhuskers were torched by Daniel as he threw for over 400 yards in the Tigers 41-6 win.

 

Nebraska could at least keep this close considering Missouri is ranked 112th in the nation against the pass.  Huskers quarterback Joe Ganz passed for 278 yards last week and will probably need even better numbers if Nebraska is to stay in the game this week.

 

Here are the College Football betting stats for Saturday’s game. The Tigers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Tigers are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Tigers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 conference games.

SBG Global Current Line: Missouri  -  11  ,  Total  69

 

The Cornhuskers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Cornhuskers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 conference games. The Cornhuskers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October. The home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.

 

The Over is 6-1 in the Tigers last 7 road games. The Over is 15-6 in the Cornhuskers last 21 home games. The Over is 5-2 in the Cornhuskers last 7 games overall.

 

Pick: Missouri 4 out of 5 units

Money-saving ideas for the profit-minded supervisor. (Treasure Chest)

Supervision February 1, 1992 | Mintcloud, Buckley Money-saving ideas for the profit-minded supervisor According to the experts who make such predictions, work-at-home is a trend that is destined to mushroom in the months and years ahead. It won’t be confined to low-ranking employees.

“Telecomputing,” New York City management consultant Ralph C. Hiller informs TREASURE CHEST, “is helping a growing number of companies hang on to highly skilled and specialized professionals. At Pacific Bell, for example, almost 6 percent of the company’s 17,000 managers now work at home part time. Marketing, systems, accounting and other professionals spend two to four days per week at home, visit the office a day or two to attend meetings, pick up information and instructions.” Hiller adds that in operations where performance is efficiently measured and monitored, the concept makes good sense for a number of reasons. It enlarges the available job market, creates appreciated opportunities for working parents of small children, provides time flexibility for working couples where one partner or the other is tied up at odd hours, achieves a recruitment edge over less flexible competitors.

Distribution packages don’t work, according to Raleigh North Carolina’s Tompkins Associates Inc. “With today’s computing power,” says Jim Tompkins, president, “why mess around with a model which uses average when you can simulate actual (shipment weight and distance) data? Why use a package when real cost analysis is available?” The canned package, adds Tompkins, uses an “internal freight generator” whereas the Tompkins program relies on experiential factors based on historical evidence and computer-generated at high speed.

Question One: Are your employees routine workers or do you try to get them into the act? Question Two: How sacrosanct is the chain of command in your company?

At Brother, the Japanese electronics firm, chain of command, while respected, is not inviolate. It’s traditionally strict, but not self-defeatingly strict, says Brother President Hiromi Gunji with a mischievous grin.

At Brother, sales figures, profits and the cost of new investments are disclosed to all employees. The company’s “take-a-worker-to-lunch” plan requires top brass to dine with different employees every day. Thus, by year’s end, all 350 secretaries, warehouse workers and middle managers have had at least two lunchtime opportunities to voice their opinions to higher-ups. Brother also encourages employees to bring ideas directly to anyone in the company without worrying about chain of command. Decisions are made by high level managers; but before they are made it’s open house for the staff. website act question of the day

What’s going on? Circuit breakers keep tripping out for no apparent reason. Ammeter readings are normal, and there’s no correlation between trips and peak load conditions. What to do?

Quick, Henry, fetch a low-ranging (zero to a few volts) digital voltmeter, suggests Plant Engineering magazine. “With the driven load in operation, take voltage readings from line to load side across each phase of the breaker. Any voltage drop exceeding about a half volt indicates a high-resistance connection. This builds up heat and actuates the thermal trip element. To correct the problem, repair or replace the breaker.

It’s not the only possible trip cause, PE states, but a common one.

In the market for a new typewriter, word processor or personal computer? Hold on, don’t rush out that purchase requisition yet? Before placing an order, conduct a typing analysis with the following questions in mind:

* How many hours of typing do you anticipate each day, week, month or year?

* What kind of documents do you produce: letters, statistical or prose reports, memos, press releases, invoices, purchase orders, etc.?

* What’s the typing volume in terms of pages? To what degree has this increased (or decreased) over the past year or so?

* How much calculating is involved? How complicated?

* Are you in a position to project future usage?

* How long are your letters, memos, reports, etc.? How much editing is usually required? If typists don’t work off a screen, how much retyping is usually done?

* Are your typists good spellers? How helpful would a built-in dictionary be?

* How much statistical and tabular work will be required?

* How much time do typists spend on error correction?

* How much interdepartmental equipment sharing is feasible?

* How much typing, composing, printing, etc., do you farm out? How much could you save by increasing in-house capability?

* How much typed information do you have to have stored in a memory bank? in our site act question of the day

* What about tax investment credits, depreciation and other accounting factors?

Now that you have all this information collated and presented, take it to a communications expert and get his or her advice.

Has General Motors’ Saturn division gone Nipponese? Good question. According to Time, Saturn’s mission is “to build small cars as well as the Japanese and then some.” To achieve this goal, it has invested eight years and $3.5 billion to launch its daring Saturn experiment.

Why is the venture so revolutionary? First, it publicly acknowledges Japan’s auto manufacturing superiority over the past two decades. Second, it attributes the Nipponese advantage, not to advanced technology, low wages or some mystical Asian work ethic, but to people.

Says Time: “Japan’s most important advantage is its management system: the way it deals with employees, suppliers, dealers and customers. A historic $5 million M.I.T. study of the world’s auto companies concluded that Japan’s advantages boil down to a few elements, including teamwork, efficient use of resources and a tireless commitment to improving quality.” So what else is new?

If you get a funny looking post card in the mail, think twice before discarding it. It might just be a check.

“In our company, small disbursements ($50 or less),” Allison McGraw, office manager at Turner, Evans & Lee Inc., a California consumer products distributor, writes TREASURE CHEST, “are paid by post card check. The savings add up. Eliminated are three carbon copies, the standard draft and mailing envelope. Not to mention reduced labor and postage costs. Also a thing of the past are check protector use, voucher typing, envelope stuffing, invoice posting, etc.

“Control’s no problem,” adds McGraw. “Payee endorsement is required for each payment, maximum payable amount is preprinted on the face of the check. There are mechanically applied sequence numbers.” What about U.S. Post Office acceptance? “We’ve had no beefs thus far,” says McGraw. “But if you plan on going this route, it might be a good idea to check it out.” Is burr removal a required part of your plant operation? It is at Bancroft Electric Co. Inc., a medium size Texas manufacturing company. Until 11 months ago, BEC used deburring knives for this process.

Past tense. It now uses tacks, rock chips, soap and water in a tumbling machine to remove the burrs that cling to metal parts after sanding. Eight to 10 parts are tumbled per load. The time saved is substantial, adding up to an estimated annual profit gain of $36,000.

In the experience of Florida management consultant Leonard J. Smith, engineering efficiency can be significantly upgraded through the use of cost-effective drafting standards. Smith suggests the following guidelines:

* Record all engineering tasks and assign a time factor to each. This will pinpoint how long each task should take and will help you spot misapplication of professional time, duplication and poor matching of assignments to individual skills.

* Functionalize charts and drawings. Neatness counts, frills don’t. Analyze the time it takes to make drawings and minimize wherever possible.

* Spell out standards clearly in guideline manuals. This will help you compare actual vs. projected performance on all tasks except those that are creative and thus not measurable.

* Follow task analysis and monitoring with realignment of responsibilities in line with identified talents and skills.

How much money does your company spend on expensive binding of reports, manuals, transaction documents, etc.? A Buffalo, N.Y., insurance firm asked this question and saved $3,850 per year — by substituting three-ring binders.

Mintcloud, Buckley

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