Let’s play Jeopardy. Answer: Team that leads the nation in forced fumbles. Question: Who is Illinois?You do know MSU beat themselves and turned over the ball 4 times. I get it a loss is a loss but come on.
I will give Illinois and Lovie Smith all the credit in the world for getting things turned around this year.Let’s play Jeopardy. Answer: Team that leads the nation in forced fumbles. Question: Who is Illinois?
Answer: Team that leads the nation in fumbles recovered. Question: Who is Illinois?
They are also 2nd in the nation in turnover margin. What Nebraska is failing to do, Illinois is doing. Forcing turnovers. So no, MSU didn’t beat themselves. Illinois forced the issue.
It never ceases to amaze me how some fans try to minimize the accomplishments of teams who are passing us by or are better than us because they are somehow luckier than we are.
Let’s hope so.Fleck and Smith are in their 3rd and 4th years respectively and it's starting to bear fruit. Minnesota's looks to me like the more likely candidate to sustain at least a 'winning' football program, but Smith is an experienced coach with a ton of talent in that magic 500 mile circle.
This is a one off. Nebraska needs another class or two to right the ship and it's going to be sooner than later we'll all be misremembering how upset we were during Frost's second year.
This is key. Nebraska is its own worst enemy and has been for years. Pelini would have had at least 10 more wins over his tenure had his teams been more disciplined. Penalties and turnovers are killers. Keep those to a minimum and you’ll see results.Minnesota is the second least penalized team in the country. Good sign of discipline, focus and being a well coached team.