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    Blackshirts Shut Down WKU in Season Opener

    Lincoln, NE - The Nebraska defense looked dominant in their season opener against Western Kentucky. The first play from scrimmage was picked off by Alfonzo Dennard and returned to the house. The Huskers were able to keep up this pressure the entire game as they kept WKU from scoring and held them to only 159 yards of offense. This should be no surprise to anyone who watched the Huskers last year. However, what was surprising was the efficiency with which they moved the ball on offense. They were able to dominate the trenches as the Huskers racked up 312 rushing yards. Nebraska jumped out to an early 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back with the final score being 42-0.

    Despite the offseason debate about who was going to play quarterback, Zac Lee got the nod and earned player of the game recognition. He completed 6 of 8 pass attempts (to six different receivers) for 92 yards and a touchdown. In addition, he added a 37 yard touchdown run.
     
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    Seattle, WA - The #5 ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers took the show on the road this week to face a tough Washington team. The game began slow as both offenses were held to three and outs on their first two possessions. It was Washington who would draw first blood as they returned a Zac Lee interception for six on the Huskers' third offensive drive. When asked about the interception, Coach Pelini replied "We struggled running the ball the first two drives, so we tried mixing it up and striking deep. It was a gamble, sometimes they pay off but this time it didn't." After the mistake, Nebraska's offense returned to the field with a renewed commitment to establishing the run game. The turnover must have fired up the offensive line as they opened up huge holes for both Roy Helu, Jr. and Rex Burkhead to rack up yardage on the ground eventually leading to a touchdown. Following this drive, it was all Nebraska as the Huskers would go onto score 21 unanswered points to close out the half. Score at the half 28-7 Nebraska.

    In a strange turn of events, Washington won the toss and elected to kick giving them the ball to start the second half. They must have still been reeling from the 28 consecutive points and played very aggressive to open the second half. The turning point came when they elected to go for a 4th and 3 on the 50 yard line. However, the Blackshirts stood tall and made the stop. A couple of first downs later, and the score was 31-7. Washington was able to get into the end zone on their next possession, but failed on the two point attempt. The Husker offense stalled after a quick 3 and out. This allowed Washington their window to bring the game back within reach. This looked like it would be the case too, until Gomes made a huge interception that he took all the way to the house ending the Huskies' chances for a come back.
     
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    Lincoln, NE - Coming off of a convincing win against Washington, the Huskers expected to roll right through Nevada into their showdown with Auburn. However, Nevada had other plans. From their first two efforts, the Blackshirts looked to be dominant but Nevada was able to offset their aggressiveness with some big plays. The biggest of which was a 77 yard touchdown pass, a new NCAA record. After a couple of back and forths and silly interception by Nebraska, Nevada was able to strike again through the air on 47 yard pass. This allowed them to take a one touchdown lead (21-14) into the half. The Wolfpack would cling to this lead until with about four minutes left in regulation the Cornhuskers score on a 4th and goal conversion to tie the game at 21. A few quick offensive possessions by both teams led to punts. Eventually, the Huskers got the ball back around midfield with a little over a minute left in the game. When asked what was going through his mind at the time, Coach Bo Pelini said, "Right then we knew what was going to happen. The plan all along was to just get within Alex's range. He was either going to make it or we were going to overtime, either way I would have liked our chances." Nebraska did just that as they were able to setup a 42 yard field goal for Henery with 3 seconds left on the clock. Despite, Nevada's attempts to ice him, Henery demonstrated he has ice water running through his veins as he sent the kick right down the middle. Although, the Huskers should be happy that they were able to get the win, it's going to take more consistent play if they are to live up to their #5 ranking.
     
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    Huskers' National Title Hopes Take a Step Back

    Lincoln, NE - Nebraska entered this game looking to wrap up their out of conference undefeated and head into conference play with a top 3 ranking. However, Auburn had different ideas. The Tigers would draw first blood on a 41 yard TD pass. On the next possession, the Husker offense stalled but still walked away with 3 points. Auburn was able to answer back with a FG of their own. On their last drive before the half, the Husker offense managed a TD on a nice run by Lee. This would temporarily tie the score before Auburn was able to get a FG before the half ended, making it 13-10 at half.

    The Husker offense struggled on their first few possessions of the second half, while the Tigers kept on rolling scoring 10 unanswered this made the game 23-10 Auburn in the 4th qtr. With their backs against the wall, the Huskers needed to make something happen. Nebraska unleashed an impressive passing attack to march down the field and score on a 27 yard touchdown pass to Mike McNeil. Despite their subpar play, the Huskers found themselves only down six with four minutes to go. After a quick stop by the Blackshirts, the Husker offense found themselves back on the field with an opportunity to take the lead.

    They began moving the chains rather well and found themselves at midfield with plenty of time to score the go ahead touchdown. And it looked like they were about to do just that as sophomore WR Khiry Cooper burned the Tiger defense on a fly route and found himself wide open. Lee fired to Cooper and he caught it but only for a second as Auburn's safety was able to jar the ball loose. This pretty much sealed the Huskers' fate as they failed to convert on a 4th and short.

    All is not lost for the Huskers, they learned some things about themselves during this loss. They are going to have to apply those to the tough road they have ahead of them. Next up is Kansas State.
     
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    Manhattan, KS - The now eleventh ranked Huskers headed south after losing to Auburn to face their rival Kansas State. Despite, their lowly record the Wildcats felt confident against Nebraska. They would have loved nothing more than to give the Huskers their second consecutive loss. At the beginning of the game, it looked as if Nebraska was going to roll as they scored on their first drive of the game displaying a fine balanced attack. However, the Wildcats would not stay off the board for long as 40 seconds later they connected on a 74 yard touchdown pass. Next, Nebraska struggled and it looked as if an upset was brewing. All of the ingredients were in place, hostile home crowd, keeping the game close and most importantly Nebraska threw three interceptions in the first half. They just seemed unable to protect the football. In response, to Lee's three interceptions Coach Pelini benched him in favor of sophomore QB Cody Green. He performed admirably leading to a quick TD to open the second half but still was unable to protect the football as he had two turnovers himself, a fumble and a pic. Eventually, Lee was brought back and some time on the bench seemed to do him well. With him at the helm, the offense was able to score on two consecutive drives.

    In the midst of the offensive chaos, the Blackshirts stood tall. They were looking to redeem themselves after a poor showing against Auburn. The only points allowed was the early TD in the first quarter. This allowed the offense to regain its momentum. When the finally did, the Huskers rolled to a 28-7 victory open Big XII play.

    Next up - Texas
     
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    Huskers Lose Another Close One to Texas

    Lincoln, NE - The Huskers came into today's game with payback on their mind. Payback for a last second loss in last year's Big XII title game. It looked as if the Huskers would get their revenge, but Texas was able to score the go ahead touchdown with 1:36 left in the game. All was not lost for Nebraska as they were able to position themselves for the potential game winning touchdown after a few, quick first downs. But the offense was unable to get into the endzone. The failure of the offense to score touchdowns was what cost Nebraska games last year and it appears that this year is not any different. It was especially apparent today, as they failed to convert a single third down and scored only a single touchdown. The Husker offense stalled twice in scoring distance and had to settle for field goals. When asked about this Coach Pelini said, "We can't expect to beat good teams, when we leave points on the field. The offense needs to stop settling for field goals and start getting in the endzone."

    The offense is going to have to be ready if they hope to keep up with the high scoring attack of Oklahoma State next week. If the offense can not keep up with Okie State, then it will be on the shoulders of the Blackshirts like it has been for the better of the year.
     
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    Stillwater, OK - Nebraska rebounded after a tough loss with a convincing win against Oklahoma State. It was the Huskers' ground game that set the tone for the entire game as they were able to gain solid yardage and control the clock. This was a necessity to keep Okie State's high powered offense off the field. The time of possession was solidly in the Huskers' favor, 21:41 to 9:46. In a complete 180 from their showing against Texas, Nebraska converted every third down attempt in this one.

    While they were able to control the game, this was not a total victory for the Huskers. They lost starting free safety, Rickey Thenarse for four weeks with a broken thumb. This could have been a huge loss for the Blackshirts, but junior Austin Cassidy filled the void brilliantly. He broke up an option play and grabbed the ball and took it to the house. He also added two tackles and an interception.

    Next week, the Huskers' return to Memorial Stadium where they will take on hated rival Missouri in a pivotal Big XII North matchup.
     
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    Lincoln, NE - There's nothing quite like a rivalry game, especially when it could potentially decide who wins the Big XII North division. Mizzou came out early and showed Nebraska that they were not intimidated by the Blackshirts. They methodically drove down the field on their opening drive, converting three third and longs to score the first points of the game. Nebraska's offense stumbled on their first drive and gave the ball back to Mizzou after a quick three and out. The Tigers continued to march down the field putting themselves in scoring position once again. If it wasn't for an interception by Prince Amukamara, the Huskers would have found themselves in a quick 14-0 hole. However, the interception only delayed the inevitable as once again the Husker offense stalled and Mizzou was able to score making the score 14-0 to end the first quarter. The second quarter was a different story as the Huskers appeared to wake up and realize what was happening on their home turf. They were able to put 14 points of their own to make the game all tied up at halftime.

    The second half opened with Nebraska getting a field goal, but Mizzou was able to answer right back with a TD. This made the score 21-17 Mizzou. After a few back and forths between each offense, no one seemed really poised to control the game. The Tiger offense stepped back on the field moving the chains once again and seemed prime to put the nail in the coffin. However, Austin Cassidy (starting due to injury) stepped up and made a huge interception. This gave new life to the Huskers as they marched down the field and scored making the game 24-21. On Mizzou's next drive, the Blackshirts stepped up and sacked Gabbert twice to force a quick three and out. The Husker offense capitalized on this opportunity to put the Tigers away for good as they scored another touchdown which would be the difference in the game.

    **Sorry, if some of the details aren't exact I'm basing this off of memory because I can't access the site at work**
     
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    Ames, IA - The Huskers entered this game with some payback on their mind. As a refresher, Iowa State beat Nebraska in Lincoln last year for the first time in 32 years, I repeat 32 years. Yes, the game was sloppy last year as the Huskers had more turnovers than points. But that was last year and it has no bearing on what happens this season. Nebraska came out strong and wanted to control the game early, which they did as they scored the first 17 points of the game. The Blackshirts were stingy in this one as they forced turnovers and held ISU to 15 points and added a touchdown of their own. The outcome of this one was never in doubt, as ISU looked only like a stepping stone on the Huskers' path to a return trip to Dallas and the Big XII title game.

    Next week, the struggling Jayhawks head to Lincoln.
     
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    Lincoln, NE - Not much to say about this one as the Huskers rolled through Kansas. The Blackshirts were feeling especially stingy in this one as they shut out the Jayhawks. As if that weren't enough, they held them to only 54 yards of total offense on the day. Such a dominant performance by the defense made life a lot easier on the offense. The charge was lead by Nebraska's nation leading rushing attack. Roy Helu, Jr. scored four first half touchdowns. After halftime, it was time to bring in the second string. Then in the fourth some of the third stringers saw some action. The outcome of this game was never in doubt.

    Next week, Big Red travels to Aggie Land to take on a tough A&M team who just came off of a huge upset over Oklahoma. Can they pull off two top 10 upsets in as many weeks?
     
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    College Station, TX - The Cornhuskers went into this game following a dominant performance against Kansas. It looked like they were going to continue this trend against A&M as they jumped out to an early 14-0 lead. However, the Aggies had other plans as they staged a furious rally at the end of the first half. They were able to score 17 points in 51 seconds to make it 17-14 A&M to end the half. Nebraska began the second half with the ball and sought to even things up following A&M's onslaught to end the first half. The Husker offense was fueled by their Big XII leading running game. A&M was unable to stop the run as they gave up nearly 10 yards a carry. Relying on the run allowed Nebraska to keep A&M's offense off the field and score ten unanswered which led to the final score of 24-17.

    Next week, the Huskers close out the regular season with a matchup against rival Colorado.
     
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    Justice is Served

    Arlington, TX - Last year, it was a controversial replay that cost Nebraska a Big XII championship but this year it was perhaps a controversial replay that gave Nebraska the Big XII. Late in the fourth quarter with Oklahoma down 17-14, they were moving the ball down the field on their way to score. Then on a 4th and 10, Landry connected deep downfield on an attempt that would have put the Sooners in scoring range but before they could run another play the replay booth made the call. It was the same phrase that brought heartbreak to the Huskers last year that made them erupt in celebration this year, "the call on the field has been overturned."

    Both teams fought hard in this game but ultimately it was the Cornhuskers that came out on top. Despite giving up a lot of yards, the Blackshirts stood tall when it mattered most. They forced the Sooners to two field goals while inside the red zone. After three quarters it looked like it could be anyone's game but the Huskers were able to make plays down the stretch. Relying on their nation leading rushing attack, they were able to dictate tempo and control the clock. This helped to keep OU's high-powered offense off the field.

    Who the Huskers play next still remains to be seen as they await the outcome of the other championship games. All we know for certain is that the Huskers leave Arlington with their first conference championship since 1999 and are ready to face their next opponent.
     
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    Pyror Puts On a Show Against the Blackshirts

    Glendale,AZ - This was the game that we expected out of these two teams. They both played hard and gave it their all in an effort to become champion. However, it was the Buckeyes that emerged victorious. The Huskers hung in there and fought against what many people considered a much more athletic and talented team. This matchup was similar to a game of basketball in the sense that it was a series of runs. Nebraska struck first making 3-0 after an Alex Henery FG. Next was fourteen unanswered by the Buckeyes, not to be outdone the Huskers fired back 14 unanswered of their own. Then, it was 10 in a row for OSU. After a quick FG by Nebraska, OSU scored a TD to make it 31-20 with four and a half minutes left in the game. Nebraska moved the ball on offense the following drive but it stalled in the red zone and Nebraska was forced to kick a FG with 1:46 left in regulation. Three quick stops followed by time outs and capped off by a missed FG attempt by OSU gave Nebraska the ball back with a chance to tie. After battling injuries throughout the course of the game, Zac Lee returned and surgically drove the Big Red down the field leading to a 15 yd score. After the touchdown, Nebraska lined up for the two point conversion in an attempt to tie the ball game. The playcall was a play action roll out in an attempt to give Lee options when deciding what to do, but this was not to be. The OSU pass rush collapsed the line quickly giving Lee little time to make a play. He made his first read which resulted in an incomplete pass to his tight end. And just like that the Huskers' title dreams ended on a failed two point conversion. This is nothing new to Nebraska fans as this is the second time that they have been a two point conversion away from a National Championship.
     
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    great run this season man, sucks to come that close
     
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