This week, I heard a talk radio host say that Nebraska's 44-7 win at Purdue could end up being a turning point in Nebraska's season. With all due respect to that host (who I'm not going to name here), that's pure hyperbole.
Nebraska's win wasn't exactly a surprise, and it sure wasn't a thing of beauty. I doubt there will be a big demand for DVDs of this game. I'm guessing there were many Nebraska fans who switched over to better games during the fourth quarter. All in all, this was a forgettable game against a team that is not very good. Should Nebraska win the division, I doubt they will look back and say "Man, that game at Purdue is where it all came together."
While it wasn't a turning point, it was a perfect game for this team at this time. Their first road game - as much as any game in a stadium that would be half empty if not for the 15,000 Husker fans who snatched up tickets for pennies on the dollar. A to-be-expected off day for a redshirt freshman quarterback. Another soft offense for a young defense that is searching for confidence, experience, and success. A fairly easy win before another off week. The only way to improve upon the game would be to eliminate