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Week 1: Bye
Week 2: Nebraska stomps Nevada 34-14
In what turned out to be a fairly easy game. Nebraska took advantage of their size in the trenches, gaining 166 yards on the ground on 40 carries while at the same time limiting Nevada to 61 yards on 21 carries.
Week 3: Nebraska pulls away late from Washington to win 34-23
Aided by a 93yd kick return for a touchdown and an INT returned for a touchdown, Nebraska wins a close game late.
Week 4: #8 Nebraska crumbles at #14 Rutgers
Rutgers pulls ahead 17-0 in the first half propelled by a stout defense and timely turnovers. In the 2nd half Nebraska switched to an exclusively passing offense and had more success, but it was too little too late as they fall to Rutgers 20-14.
Rutgers won the turnover battle 3-0 in what was the stat of the game.
Week 5: #14 Nebraska dominates Iowa State
This game was over by halftime as Nebraska was up 35-7. The second half was a series of boring run series and punts by the Nebraska 2nd team running down the clock. There was no scoring in the 2nd half.
Starting RB Mendoza was knocked out of the game on a big hit. Team doctors expect him to be out for 5 weeks.
Week 5: #14 Nebraska dominates Missouri 66-31
NU began dominating early, but Mizzou got right back in the thick of things by returning a kick for a TD and then on the ensuing kickoff forcing a fumble and later scoring -- a 14 point swing to take the lead.
The game was a shootout as by halftime the teams entered the lockerrooms with NU leading 31-24.
... and then came the 2nd half where NU would put it away, scoring on 4 consecutive possessions ...
* Methodical scoring drive... 38-24
* 69yd TD pass... 45-24
* Defensive score: fumble recovery in end zone.... 52-24
[the backups come in... middle of 3Q]
* Backup QB Spano throws a 12yd TD pass. 59-24
After a close 1st half it gets blown wide open
Skipping ahead to week 9:
#18 Nebraska @ #1 Texas
Nebraska pulls away a stunning upset.
Nebraska hid behind a gritty performance by the defense which allowed only 174 yards (63rush, 111pass) and forced 5 turnovers (4int,1fumb).
Nebraska had some trouble in the redzone as in 5 attempts they managed 2 touchdowns and 2 fieldgoals. The unsuccesful attempt came after they ran the ball in for a TD, but it was called back on a penalty. On the ensuing play a pick6 was thrown.
The game was much closer than the final score indicates as this was a nailbiter until the final minute where a couple of quick turnovers put it away.
Great win man... huge shake up!!
My words exactly when I saw that before I left the house for work I was like aww damn now I bet you wouldn't have given T2 that win . . .
LOL, well it happens... I was really stuffed with my schedule and didn't see another reasonable time where I could have fit it in.
On a side note, was ranked #18 last week... I beat the number 1 team on the road and move up to #16... ouch tough crowd these pollers
#16 Nebraska (7-2) @ Kansas (4-4)
This game was pretty much over by halftime as Nebraska was up 24-0 behind a potent passing attack (31 of 45 for 334 yards, 5TDs and 1Int) for which Kansas didn't have an answer to.
On the first possession of the 3rd Q, Nebraska drove the field easily and went up 31-0. At that point the reserves took the field and played out the rest of the game which ended up 38-10.
Player of the game: Nebraska Cody Green who had 316yds passing for 4TDs and 1 INT.
Game ball goes to: The outstanding Cornhusker defense, registering 11 TFL and 4 sacks and 2 Ints.
The Nebraska offense is now clicking and the defense is playing with a swagger, but a hungry foe in Kansas State (5-4) will come to Lincoln next week. Kansas State is fighting to become bowl eligible.
Experts still haven't chimed in on predictions, but what Kansas State can count on is a raucous stadium.
Kansas State (4-5) travels to #16 Nebraska (7-2)
Cody Green made one mistake all game, that was throwing a screen pass right at a D-Lineman for 6.
Apart from that he went 13 of 16 for 218 yards, 3TDs.
A big portion of those yards came on a 77yd post route where freshman receiver Medlock was able to get behind the secondary.
KSU was unable to get into a rhythm all game because of a disruptive Nebraska defense.
KSU ended the day with 78 total yards of offense, most of which came on the first drive which was very impressive but stalled in the RZ as they settled for a FG.
5TFL, 4 Sacks, 2 INTs, 2 forced fumbles and 2/7 on 3rd down were the reason for KSU's offensive woes.
CornHuskers 43 - KSU 10
Damn the Blackshirts are nasty!
How the north was won
Nebraska 31, Colorado 24
Nebraska got off to an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but Colorado would come marching back. By halftime the score was NU24-COL17.
In the 2nd half it seemed like Colorado solved the puzzle on how to stop the NU offense, getting multiple stops on 3 and short to force punts.
By the end of the third the teams where in a dogfigt, with NU up 27-24. Multiple turnover kept Colorado at bay. Nebraska would add a FG to go up by 7 points.
Colorado would get the ball back with around 1m30s left on the clock, no timeouts and backed up at their own 5yd line. The desperation drive that Colorado would mount was impressive as they marched all the way down the field. The game would end on an INT by Nebraska at the 1yd line. That was the 4th turnover it forced on the day, and they needed every single one of those.
The player of the game was QB Green that would go 14-20 for 238yds, 3TDs and 0Ints.
Nevertheless that coach gave the game ball to the defense that stepped up big forcing turnovers in the 2nd half, although they were lit up for 323yds in the air and gashed for 119yds on the ground (5.7ypc).
Nebraska has an ooc game with USF to tune up for the conference championship!
Nebraska escapes the trap game!
Nebraska came out, at home, vs a .500 out of conference team, feeling cocky after having secured a game in the conference championship game. The opponent, USF.
USF silenced the crowd as in the first quarter it was all about them. In 3 of its first four posessions, ever reliable QB Green threw 3 INTs. With 0:00 left in the 1st quarter, USF found itself on top 28-7! (and 35-7 shortly thereafter)
The stadium stood in silence. As the offense was erratic and Nebraska hadn't shown it could stop USF.
The Cornhuskers took to the air... in what would be a ridiculously one-dimensional offense (80% pass)... but that is what the situation dictated.
The game came down to one last desperation drive by Nebraska, USF leading 55-49. They managed to score the final TD of the game with 0:28 left and held USF out of FG range to win.
A historic comeback! Nebraska 56, USF 55!!!
Also record setting -- Green settled down and set a new passing record. He finished:
45 - 64 for 606yds, 8TDs and 3 INTs.
Nebraska (omni) vs Georgia (drunk)
We were having some major connection problems. What it came down to is a disconnect in the middle of the 4th quarter, Nebraska up by 24 points.
Drunk ran the rest of the clock out and reported a 31-7 final score.
Stats and game summaries are useless because we had to restart one time and chewed up clock to get back to where we were.
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