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Most underrated play in NU history

DuckTownHusker

Blackshirt Sith Lord
10 Year Member
It's probably not the most underrated play in Nebraska history, but without Ameer converting this 4th down, we don't have the magical Kellogg-to-Westerkamp Hail Mary a few plays later. It was a throw-away game against Northwestern that didn't really win us anything, didn't prevent Bo from getting fired and really had nothing of significance. But the play itself was obviously a once-in-a-lifetime sort of play and without Ameer just being Ameer a few plays early, we never get the fairytale ending.

 

BigRedTradition

Scout Team
10 Year Member
It's probably not the most underrated play in Nebraska history, but without Ameer converting this 4th down, we don't have the magical Kellogg-to-Westerkamp Hail Mary a few plays later. It was a throw-away game against Northwestern that didn't really win us anything, didn't prevent Bo from getting fired and really had nothing of significance. But the play itself was obviously a once-in-a-lifetime sort of play and without Ameer just being Ameer a few plays early, we never get the fairytale ending.

*maybe* underrated... !what a play!
 
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HuskerSuperGenius

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
1969 late fourth Quarter and DONU trailing against KU 14-17, fourth down pass to Jim McFarland (TE) that is incomplete, but wait, pass interference called against KU LB.

KU Head Coach and KU LB BOTH called for unsportsmanlike conduct and the next thing you know instead of turning the ball over to KU on downs and losing the game (which would have meant starting the BiG 8 conference season 0-2), DONU has the ball first and ten at the KU 17.

DONU goes on to score, win the game, tie for the Big 8 championship that year, and begin their 32 game win streak which includes 2 National Championships.

Lose that one big play and who knows, the BoBfather never wins a National Championship, may have even been fired after the 1969 season with three straight years without a BIG 8 championship.

Most crucial play in DONU history, you bet it is.
 
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huskrthill

Crap
10 Year Member
With just seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter of the 1995 Orange Bowl, Nebraska was trailing 17-9 but was driving in Miami territory. Brook Berringer had a hard time handling a snap, and he never quite got a clean handoff to the running back. Miami recovered the fumble, but the Husker defense forced the Canes to punt. The snap sailed over the punter's head, and he chased it down and tried to kick it out of the back of his own end zone. Nebraska got the ball 1st & goal inside the 5.

This is where the most underrated play occurs. Berringer tried to throw the ball away, but a Miami defender snagged it out of the air in the end zone. Nebraska had turned the ball over on two straight offensive snaps in Miami territory, and that ended Berringer's night.

That play paved the way for Frazier to be re-inserted in the game, leading to Osborne's first national championship. It was an unfortunate play for Brook, but an underrated important turning point for the team.
 

BigRedOhio

Junior Varsity
10 Year Member
In the modern era, I will go with two plays. The :01 being put back on the clock in 2009 and Taylor Martinez endzone interception in 2010 B12 title game (we were about to go up 24-7). If both plays go our way, we are back to back league champions. And...we don't have this ugly "no league title" streak going back to 1999.
 
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