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    by Published on 09-08-2014 04:36 PM  Number of Views: 4405 

    Maybe it was the pep talk Larry The Cable Guy gave to the McNeese State team before Saturday's game with the Cowboys that inspired them. (Yes, he actually did that.)

    This was supposed to have been a game you were going to give your tickets to your kids, grandkids or perhaps to the neighbor whose lawn mower you ruined this summer.

    You weren't actually going to watch the game live. Nah. It was a game you were going to DVR while you played golf that afternoon. Or maybe you were going to score some points with the missus by cleaning out the garage.

    No. You'd just be happy as a roll of toilet paper at a chili-eating contest just to get updates on your smart phone and ...
    by Published on 09-08-2014 12:10 PM  Number of Views: 7703 

    What a difference a week makes. They say that the biggest jump a team makes is from game one to game two. That could make for an ominous sign for Nebraska. The Huskers clearly took McNeese State lightly and players have admitted as much following a 31-24 win that couldn't have felt more like a loss. This game will ultimately be remembered one of two ways; either as a sign of things to come, or as a wakeup call for a team that can
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    by Published on 09-06-2014 05:41 PM  Number of Views: 6358 
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    It didn't take long for Husker-late-game drama to return. In fact, it came back one game too soon. In spite of a game full of wallowing and mistakes (though surprisingly, only one turnover), Nebraska once again pulled brilliance out of a hole in the ground when the game was on the line. But due to the gap between the Huskers and McNeese State, there's still a lot to be disappointed in.
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    Compared to the Hail Mary, how dramatic was Abdullah's touchdown run? ...
    by Published on 09-02-2014 06:17 PM  Number of Views: 7451 
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    Now, that's a headline I'll probably never get to write again. As I watched the Cornhuskers dismantle the Owls of Boca Raton in Lincoln on Saturday, it struck me that the Husker offense was playing as if it were trying to prove a point.

    I think it did more than that.

    ON FIRE?
    The Husker "O" played most of the game with their hair on fire and the result was a new modern era B1G total offense record of 784 yards. Had it not been for a couple of miscues, NU could have easily racked up 900 yards on the hapless Owls. It didn't help the Hooters' cause when they lost their starting QB, Jacquez Johnson, in the first half. NU did not get FAU's best shot. But even if they had, the result wouldn't have been much different
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    by Published on 09-02-2014 11:16 AM  Number of Views: 6021 
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    Husker stampede thrust Owls on the brink of extinction.
    NU runs over FAU 55-7

    Player of the Game: Ameer Abdullah
    21 car, 232 yds, TD


    A wise old owl once told me that it took three licks to get to the center of a tootsie roll lollipop. From the looks of things yesterday it appears it took about the same amount of time for the big red army to assert its will ...
    by Published on 08-31-2014 03:27 PM  Number of Views: 7556 
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    Aug 30, 2014; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) runs the ball as Florida Atlantic Owls defensive end Robinson Eugene (59) defends during the first half at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska won 55-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

    With 91,441 fans in attendance at Memorial Stadium, the Huskers won their 29th straight opener, the longest streak in the nation. And opening day couldn't have gone better for the Huskers, who welcomed the 2014 football season with a convincing 55-7 win over the Florida Atlantic Owls. After winning the opening toss, the Huskers bucked the trend of deferring to the second half and asked for the ball to start the game. Almost as if they knew what they had in store for the hapless Owls.

    The Husker offense made its presence felt right away, driving 86-yards on 13-plays for a touchdown on its opening
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    by Published on 08-30-2014 07:11 PM  Number of Views: 11637 

    The 55-7 wipeout of Florida Atlantic was a throwback day, a demonstration for fans 25 and younger what the older generation often enjoyed when Tom Osborne's Cornhuskers took the field on a September afternoon. With the offense delivering a ton of total offense and the defense shutting down the opponent after a first-quarter touchdown drive, almost every Husker fan could find something to love ...
    by Published on 08-30-2014 06:43 PM  Number of Views: 8128 
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    On a day when many Big 10 teams were struggling in their early games, Nebraska took care off season-opening cupcake the old fashioned way: executing their base offense, sprinkling in enough blitzes on defense, and easy breathing by the third quarter. A lot of backups/younger players got into the mix, and you have to feel that this team will be competing in November. If I'd bet on the over of 7.5 wins, I'd feel good now.

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    by Published on 08-28-2014 09:10 PM  Number of Views: 4542 
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    Let me paint a picture for you. This year, Nebraska enters the Wisconsin game 6-3. With two minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Gary Andersen, holding a 31-27 lead, goes for it on a 4th-and-3 on the Nebraska 37. Joel Stave's play-fake fools the entire Husker defense as he rolls out, only to stop, turn, and throw back across the field to a wide-open tight end not even Wisconsin fans have heard of. The 38-27 loss burns Nebraska's chance to win the Legends Division.

    After the following week's 31-17 Senior Day win against Minnesota, Iowa is ...
    by Published on 08-27-2014 11:07 AM  Number of Views: 7654 
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    Some of the ways Nebraska can have a big season in 2014 are quite obvious (give the ball to Ameer Abdullah, get solid production from Tommy Armstrong, reduce turnovers, establish a punt return game, etc.)

    But there are some other keys that have kind of flown under the radar. They may not be as self-evident as "keep the defensive ends healthy", but they are just as important.

    1. Move on from Taylor Martinez.

    Love him or hate him, he is gone. And yet, I cannot begin to count the number of times I've seen and heard Martinez mentioned since the Gator Bowl ended his eligibility. The program, fans, and media do not do themselves any favors by continually ...

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