Thursday, November 29, 2012

No. 21 Huskers Fall to No. 11 Terps

No. 21 Huskers Fall to No. 11 Terps

Huskers Top Wake Forest, 79-63

One of the most surprising and finest wins I can remember for a while. Huge win against an ACC in their house. It was a really fun game to watch. Join in on the fun and we will see you Monday night in Lincoln against USC.

Nebraska is moving up but still doesn't have a lot of respect as they are rated No. 200 in the Pomeroy Poll.

Huskers Top Wake Forest, 79-63

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Nebraska football!

On a blustery cold day and Nebraska down 7-3 at half at Iowa, Nebraska had lost two of their best players in center Justin Jackson and defensive lineman Baker Steinkuhler. Our defense was getting killed on 1st and 2nd down. Without some sensational plays by Eric Martin, we could have been down another touchdown.  Iowa had recovered two of Nebraska's fumbles and Nebraska, except for their first time consuming drive of the game was lifeless.

But in the second half Nebraska got some help from Superman. Rex Burkhead entered the game. Rex Burkhead was a huge factor in Nebraska's win. Ameer Abdullah had replaced Burkhead very well but I had forgot how good Burkhead was. He is an NFL type player. He is fast, strong, and powerful.

Alonzo Whaley had his best half of the year and had a key interception. Looked like one of those plays that Pelini knew where it was going and Whaley was ready. Whaley led the Huskers with 11 tackles. And how about Chase Rhome. He had his best game ever. He stepped up to replace Steinkuhler and was key to the victory. Crazyman Eric Martin is increasing his value to possibly get drafted. He is playing real well.

And let's not forget about mark Pelini who took over for Justin Jackson. No missed snaps and some nice blocks.

Who thought Ben Cotton would be the leading receiver and Kenny Bell and Jamal Turner wouldn't catch passes. And we still won. Abdullah and Martinex neither one would have more than 50 yards rushing. Superman.

Burkhead had 70 yards on 16 carries in the second half. He scored the winning touchdown. He was inspiring. He was Superman.

60 points will win it for Nebraska!

Look to Nebraska men to go 5-0 tonight with a 60-56 win over Kent State!!!  Watch it on the BTN

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Huskers Look to Remain Unbeaten

Huskers Look to Remain Unbeaten

Illinois will now be annual game!

Sounds like Nebraska will have Illinois join the West division with Maryland and Rutgers going to the East Division. Will this addition help Nebraska recruiting. We will see. There are a lot of Nebraskans in the New Jersey and Washington DC area. Should be great for them!

The Nebraska basketball team will have their biggest challenge on Wednesday night. Tulane can play basketball. They are expected to win 20+ games this year.

I see another very close game with Nebraska 56 Tulane 55.

Tonight the Nebraska women play in Lincoln against 1-2 Sam Houston State. They won't be easy but the Husker women should get one in the win column.

Friday, November 16, 2012

NU will play well tomorrow!!

Nebraska will be too much for the Minnesota Gophers tomorrow. Too much speed, experience, and the home field will allow NU to win 42-17. This one won't go down to the wire!!  NU all the way.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nebraska Outlasts Valparaiso in Lincoln

Nebraska Outlasts Valparaiso in Lincoln

Nebraska men's basketball has big win!

The Nebraska men won a big game tonight in Lincoln against Valporaiso 50-48. Nebraska was led by Brandon Ubel again with 17 points, with Ray Gallegos hitting four threes for a total of 14 points. Nebraska led by 12 at one point but Valpo fought their way back to make it close at the end.

Nebraska's record goes to 2-0. UNO is next on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nebraska basketball runs into a formidable opponent!

Thursday night at 8:00 pm Nebraska will play a team that won 20 games last year. Valporaiso was 22-12 last year and lost in the Horizon League finals by Detroit who played in the NCAA tournment.

They are expected to win close to 20 games again this year.

In a rating system I follow, Valporaiso is rated 96th with Nebraska coming in at 216th. Valporaiso is 2-0 this year and they also won both exhibition games they played in.

Tomorrow night will be a close game but look to Nebraska to get beat 70-67.

I am a Nebraska fan but to look at the Big 10 this year, wow!!  From top to almost the bottom the Big 10 is strong. Nebraska may not win a game in the Big 10. I hope they do a lot better than that. But the rest of the Big 10 is WAY ahead of Nebraska. Look for Nebraska to go about 7-23. Anything better than that is exciting.

Hopefully I will see you at the game tomorrow night!!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Nebraska plays well tomorrow!

I see Nebraska winning tomorrow. They will put together a game with less errors and win 27-13.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

State football playoff schedule, results : Preps

State football playoff schedule, results : Preps

Nebraska will play Oklahoma in football.

It won't be until 2021 but Nebraska has scheduled two games with Oklahoma in 2021 and 2022. In 2021 Nebraska will travel to Norman and 2022 its to Lincoln. Should be fun. A lot of things can change before then but the fans will love the game.

Deverell Biggs will redshirt this season for the NU men's basketball team. Freshman Shavon Shields will be out two to three weeks with an elbow injury. Nebraska only has seven scholarship players with Shields hurt.

Cornerback Antonio Bell is no longer on the NU football team due to a team rule violation.

P.J. Smith, Tim Marlowe, Rex Burkhead, and Mike Marrow all sat out practice on Monday.

Remember this name. Sam Burtch. He is a walk-on who has impressed the coaching staff at wide receiver.

Huskers Start Preparations for Nittany Lions

Huskers Start Preparations for Nittany Lions

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Huskers Fall in Five-Set Heartbreaker at Michigan State

Huskers Fall in Five-Set Heartbreaker at Michigan State

The Game 7:32 to go 4th and 1 down 24-14

Nebraska had driven to the 39 yard line of Michigan St. but got held down on three plays for a total of nine yards. It was go time for Nebraska. It was 4th and one. Nebraska was down 24-14. There was 7:32 left in the game.

Nebraska went old school and line up in the I formation. Abdullah took the ball over the right side of the line and made a first down plus three more yards. The offensive line blocked well.

Only just a little earlier, Michigan St. intercepted a Taylor Martinez pass and went 95 yards for a TD. Michigan St 31 Nebraska 14. Game over. Wait a second!! No. 5 had a personal foul, a really stupid personal foul and the ball comes back 95 yards. Still Michigan St.'s ball but no touchdown.

Now back to 7:32 to go in the game. Nebraska breathes a breath of fresh air. They have a first down on Michigan St.'s 36 yard line. Next play.....Martinez runs for a touchdown. Michigan St. 24 Nebraska 21

Nebraska is moving again but ends up with a 4th and nine and only makes about six yards on a catch by Enunwa.

With 40 seconds left in the game, Nebraska has a 4th and ten. The ball is located on the Nebraska 42. What the heck, how does this even happen!!?!?  Martinez hits Kyle Reed for a pass and he runs all the way down to the Michigan St. 20.  31 seconds to go.

Martinez throws short to Kenny Bell. It is 2nd and ten. Maher is warming up on the sideline. Second down. Martinez throws low to Kyler Reed. Martinez is being very careful with his passes. 3rd and ten. Martinez just misses Kenny Bell for the touchdown but Michigan St. is called for pass interference. Maybe not a good call but great for Nebraska. 1st and goal Nebraska at the five.

Incomplete pass to Reed.

Next play, with six seconds left, Martinez hits Jamal Turner for the winning touchdown. First touchdown for Turner. Nebraska wins 28-24. Another win and probably lucky to have it. Championships have luck sometimes.

Nebraska is still in the driver's seat for the Legends Division representative for the Big 10 Championship game in Indianapolis.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Huskers to win in a close one today!

I'm picking the Huskers today in a road game at Lansing, Michigan vs Michigan St. This is a huge game, as most of them are, for the Huskers.  They control their own destiny right now.

This should be a low scoring game. The mid 20's should win it. The Michigan St. defense will be tough. I think early on their defensive line will get the best of us. Our offensive has to be penalty free, our coaches have to be level headed, and our defense will need to get two or three turnovers. If this happens, we win!!

I look to Nebraska winning today in a close one.

Nebraska 23 Michigan State 21

Nebraska (football) picked up their 14th verbal commitment Thursday night. He is a 6'6" 235 defensive end from Arizona Western C.C. He has three years remaining to play. He had 16 offers from other colleges. His high school coach says he is one of the better ones to go through his program at Hamilton Southeastern. He was even used as a wideout his senior year. His junior college coach calls him "a game-changer."

Rex Burkhead is a "possibility" to play today. Don't see that happening though.

It will be interesting to see if they play Santos and Fisher this week. Both played real well last week. Also it will be interesting to see how they rotate the corners.

Huskers Close Exhibition Play with UNK

Huskers Close Exhibition Play with UNK