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    by Published on 09-28-2015 01:29 AM  Number of Views: 4243 
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    As I settled into my seat Saturday morning, my buddy Nate posed an interesting question:

    What if the Miami game happened in reverse?

    In other words, instead of Nebraska getting mounting an exciting fourth quarter rally to take the Hurricanes to overtime, what if Nebraska had gotten out to a comfortable lead and allowed the Canes to rally? Would we still feel good about the game or would the fan base be more concerned with how it played out?

    At the time, I thought it was nothing more than a good hypothetical question. Little did I know that Nebraska was going to give us the opportunity to discuss it in a decidedly non-hypothetical situation. This time, NU had the big lead, even while settling for field goals, but left the door open for the other team to make it competitive down to the final offensive play.

    Let's set aside the talent factor. Miami is easily a better team than Southern Miss, and NU was playing with more able bodies in south Florida last week than they ...
    by Published on 09-27-2015 04:57 PM  Number of Views: 4614 

    Nebraska came out early and was impressive offensively Saturday against Southern Mississippi. Unfortunately, the Huskers had to settle for field goals on five of six first half drives and left the door open for a second half comeback by the Golden Eagles. The Huskers led 22-0 at halftime in a game that could have - and probably should have, been closer to 34-0 at the break. Southern Mississippi came into the game with the nation's 23rd ranked scoring offense (41.3), and for the first 30-minutes, it was the Blackshirts who asserted their dominance. The defense looked fantastic in the first half, holding Southern Mississippi ...
    by Published on 09-26-2015 07:54 PM     Number of Views: 9895 

    Nebraska’s 2-2 nonconference record is an accurate reflection of the state of the football program. The Cornhuskers are an average team at present. I can’t get a reading yet whether the Huskers will trend up or down now that the Big Ten season is at hand.

    I watched for signs ...
    by Published on 09-26-2015 06:53 PM  Number of Views: 998 
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    Secondary Suspect and Scoring is Scarce in a Southern Miss Slopfest as the Schedule now Starts to Stiffen

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    by Published on 09-23-2015 04:42 PM     Number of Views: 6341 

    Here we sit one fourth of the way through Nebraska's 2015 regular-season football schedule. And here's what we know so far:

    1.) NU's record is 1-2. That's the first time since 1981 that the Huskers have started the season at 1-2.
    2.) NU obviously is unranked.
    3.) This is the first time since 1985 that Nebraska lost its home ...
    by Published on 09-22-2015 03:48 AM  Number of Views: 21623 
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    If you watch enough football you probably know that “flipping the field” means changing which team has the advantage in field position. Often it’s a long punt that relieves one team from being backed up in its own territory and pins their opponent deep in their end. Flipping the field can change the tone of a game, putting one ...
    by Published on 09-21-2015 11:36 PM  Number of Views: 4134 
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    In 1984, Nebraska plays for the win and loses in heartbreaking fashion. Thirty-one years later, Nebraska plays for the tie, goes to overtime, and then loses in heartbreaking fashion. Some things just never change.

    If you're like me, you went through a full spectrum of emotions during the four-plus hours of the game. Excitement. Shock. Frustration. Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance. Gallows humor. Excitement. Shock again. Confidence. Jubilation. Nervousness. Anguish. Devastation. And that was just the first quarter.

    This loss stuck with me much longer - and much harder - than the BYU defeat. On the surface, that seems counter-intuitive. For three-fourths of the game, Nebraska played BYU well enough to win. They led for a large portion of that game, all the way up to the final second when a 1-in-100 play beat them. They "deserved" to win that game.

    Miami, on the other hand, rarely felt competitive. For over 56 minutes, Miami led by anywhere from seven to 24 points - and it often felt like much more. And that is the difference. From the 8:04 mark of the first quarter, when Miami went up 14-0, through the 11:14 mark of the fourth, when they increased their lead to 33-10, Miami had complete control of the game. The odds of a NU rally were about as likely as a snowstorm (or a sellout crowd) hitting Sun Life Stadium. You had given up. I had conceded defeat. The only drama was how bad the final margin would be.

    by Published on 09-20-2015 04:54 PM     Number of Views: 5763 

    Following a 28-yard field goal that increased Miami's lead to 33-10 with 11:14 to play in the game, the Huskers mounted an incredible comeback that fell short in overtime. It was a comeback that even the most ardent Husker fan couldn't have seen coming. Nebraska stemmed the bleeding ...
    by Published on 09-19-2015 08:25 PM  Number of Views: 11492 

    Early in the fourth quarter, with Miami leading Nebraska 33-10, I was feeling very sorry for the Cornhusker fans who made the trip to Miami. But by late in the fourth quarter, with the score tied at 33, I felt envious of those same fans.

    The Cornhuskers
    by Published on 09-19-2015 08:04 PM     Number of Views: 3444 
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    New feature: In this article, I'm starting a new feature where I will (occasionally) share a tweet after a a particular ...

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