Thursday, November 28, 2013

Nebraska and Iowa Prediction!

Prediction
Nebraska 23
Iowa 17

Iowa was 4-8 last year and they have improved to 7-4 so far in 2013. Three of Iowa's losses combined to lose just three games this season.

Jake Rudock is the Iowa quarterback. Rudock has a 60% completion rate and has 2,155 yards in passing and 16 touchdowns. He also has 12 interceptions and will be a factor Friday!

Rudock can also run the ball he has 210 yards rushing and five touchdowns.

Iowa has a great running back bunch. Mark Weisman has 865 yards and five touchdowns, Damon Bullock has 467 yards and one touchdown, and Jordan Canzeri has 273 yards rushing.

Kevonie Martin-Manley leads the Iowa receivers with 37 catches for 324 yards and three TDs. Their hottest receiver right now is Tevaun Smith who has 24 catches for 310 yards. They do throw well to the tight ends and this could be an important factor. TE CJ Fiedorowicz has 23 catches for 230 yards and five touchdowns.

Linebacker Anthony Hitchens leads Iowa on defense with 95 tackles and 13 of these have been for losses. Also linebacker James Morris has 90 tackles and Christian Kirksey has 86 tackles.  By the way defensive lineman Drew Ott (Giltner Ne) has 46 tackles this year.

Iowa's defense is very good. They are third in the Big Ten in yardage allowed with 304.5 yards a game.

The Iowa offensive line has only given up 10 sacks this year. This will be something that Nebraska must overcome to be successful.

I believe that Ron Kellogg will start on Senior Day. It is unknown if Tommy Armstrong can even play. Jamal Turner should play. Offensive linemen that have been hurt are Sirles, Cotton, Pensick, and Moudy should get to play.

Alonzo Moore is out for NU due to a knee problem.

Go Big Red!!!!

2013 First-team Super-State volleyball team : Preps

2013 First-team Super-State volleyball team : Preps

Husker senior makes family proud by finishing the job : Latest Husker News

Husker senior makes family proud by finishing the job : Latest Husker News

Developer wants another big movie theater in Lincoln : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Developer wants another big movie theater in Lincoln : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Huskers Take Down Hawkeyes in Straight Sets

Huskers Take Down Hawkeyes in Straight Sets

Huskers Return Home to Face NIU on Saturday

Huskers Return Home to Face NIU on Saturday

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Calvin Strong leads Omaha to Class A title!

Calvin Strong is said by many to be the best back Nebraska has had since maybe Danny Woodhead. Strong ran 39 times for 197 yards and Omaha North beat Omaha Westside 23-21. Strong is only a junior. Hopefully Nebraska offers him soon.

Jamal Turner may play this week against Iowa. Thad Randle is questionable and so is Tommy Armstrong. If Armstrong can't play Ryker Fyfe would play if Kellogg gets hurt.

Nebraska is favored by three point against Iowa Friday.

The Nebraska women's basketball team is ranked No. 10!!!

PREDICTION
Nebraska 23
Iowa   17


Class A state football: Omaha North captures title as Strong gets record : Preps

Class A state football: Omaha North captures title as Strong gets record : Preps

Red Report: Turner says 'it's time' to play again : Latest Husker News

Red Report: Turner says 'it's time' to play again : Latest Husker News

Fairbury man to be honored as hero at Iowa-Nebraska game : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Fairbury man to be honored as hero at Iowa-Nebraska game : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Huskers Take on Iowa in Iowa City

Huskers Take on Iowa in Iowa City

MBB Toys for Tots Drive Set For Saturday

MBB Toys for Tots Drive Set For Saturday

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kellogg, Martinez undergo role reversal as seniors : Latest Husker News

Kellogg, Martinez undergo role reversal as seniors : Latest Husker News

Review: 'Nebraska' pays homage to small-town life : Ground Zero

Review: 'Nebraska' pays homage to small-town life : Ground Zero

NU's Moss set to enter plea in indecency case : Latest Husker News

NU's Moss set to enter plea in indecency case : Latest Husker News

Class C-1 state football: Cozad runs past Ashland-Greenwood to title : Preps

Class C-1 state football: Cozad runs past Ashland-Greenwood to title : Preps

Pelini's contract extended last December, runs through '17 season : Latest Husker News

Pelini's contract extended last December, runs through '17 season : Latest Husker News

Huskers Bounce Back with 73-65 Win

Huskers Bounce Back with 73-65 Win

Monday, November 25, 2013

Five things you should know about Drew Ott : Latest Husker News

Five things you should know about Drew Ott : Latest Husker News

Huskers Announce Talented 2014 Signing Class

Huskers Announce Talented 2014 Signing Class

Nebraska win felt good!

While I was deer hunting Saturday afternoon I also had my earplugs in so I could here the game. What a great win! What a great feeling when Pat Smith drilled the field goal in overtime to win. Nebraska 23 Penn State 20.

If Nebraska would have lost the game would have been focussed on the horrible call on Sam Burtch when Abdullah scored. Bad bad call.

The statistics for the game were almost even. Total yardage was almost the same.

Nebraska's fumbles are hurting them. We are second to last in the nation with 15.

Allen Robinson, one of the top receivers in the nation, had 8 catches for 106 yards. Jean-Baptiste played pretty well against him at times.

The overtime win puts Nebraska at 7-1 in overtime games. Nebraska is 10-1 when Big 10 games are decided by 10 or fewer points.

Ron Kellogg played a good game when Armstrong got hurt. Nice to have a couple of quarterbacks that can play if needed.

Iowa may be the most physical team NU plays this season. This game will be close. A win will be great. I wouldn't have been surprised if Iowa was favored but Nebraska is favored by three points.

Random Thoughts

Michigan St may give Ohio St. a pretty good game in the Big 10 Championship.

York's Glen Snodgrass is one of the top coaches in high school football in Nebraska. He has turned around a York program that has had losing seasons for a while. He was very successful at Overton previous to that.

Ameer Abdullah continues to impress us! Another 147 yards on Saturday.

Jordan Westerkamp has become our top target in receiving, it seems.

Nebraska has won 11 of its last 13 Big 10 games.!!

I'm guessing Ron Kellogg will start this Friday.

Our punt returns are getting worse rather than better.

We don't play Penn State again until 2017 unless it is for the Big 10 title which probably isn't going to happen.






Friday, November 22, 2013

Nebraska Prediction!

Weather looks to be 40 mph winds and rain tomorrow for the Penn State game. That usually means the team that can hold on to the ball wins. The team that runs the ball well wins. Nebraska has four starting offensive linemen that are game time decisions.Sirles, Moudy, Pensick, and Jake Cotton are all troubled by injuries.

Nebraska can run the ball well. They need to win this weekend.

Nebraska 13
Penn State 10

The Nebraska basketball team dropped their second game of the season against UAB. UAB shot 83% in the second half.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Prep football: State playoff pairings & results : Preps

Prep football: State playoff pairings & results : Preps

Nebraska needs to win out!

Yes Nebraska needs to upset (mild) Penn State this week away and then find a way to beat Iowa at home the day after Christmas. I believe Nebraska will get a tough bowl game against a SEC team. It would be nice to get a Missouri to play versus LSU.

Oh my Nebraska looked like they would win last Saturday versus Michigan St. with about nine minutes to go. It just felt like NU had the momentum and they were only six points down after committing five turnovers. Just didn't happen but NU looked ever good as a team as Michigan St. You just can't have turnovers.

The NU men's basketball team will have Gallegos and Biggs in the lineup and this will probably limit some time for a couple of backup players. We will see who that is.

Robinson, Pollmiller Take Home Big Ten Honors

Robinson, Pollmiller Take Home Big Ten Honors

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Six Undefeated Teams Left in College Football!

Here is a list of the remaining undefeated teams with their rankings and recrod.

No. 1 Alabama 9-0
No. 2 Florida St. 9-0
No. 3 Ohio St. 9-0
No. 4 Baylor 8-0
No. 16 Fresno St. 9-0
No. 20 Northern Illinois 9-0
Nebraska 7-2

The remaining teams' records for each undefeated team.
Alabama 21-8
Florida St. 10-18
Ohio St. 13-14
Baylor 26-12
Fresno St. 8-10
Northern Illinois 16-13
Nebraska 19-9

Records of teams' played so far this year.
Alabama 42-45
Florida St. 48-36
Ohio St. 39-45
Baylor 36-38
Fresno St. 34-50
Northern Illinois 28-59
Nebraska 41-41

Points Differential
1. Baylor 488-123 +365
2. Florida St. 468-108 +360
3. Ohio St. 434-153 +281
4. Alabama 368-95 +273
5. Northern Illinois 398-225 +173
6. Fresno St. 399-242 +157
Nebraska 323-205 +118

Looking at those stats, you could give the nod to Florida St. or Baylor over Alabama. Florida St. has the easiest road to bowl season and they have a great chance to be No. 1 at the regular season's end.  Alabama plays at No.  7 Auburn on November 30th. Florida is at Florida on ovember 30th. Baylor plays at No. 12 Oklahoma St. on November 23rd. They are all tough games and one ,two, or three of these mentioned teams will get beat.

If they all get beat that would probably put Ohio St. No. 1 as it looks like they should win out. Their toughest game will be at Michigan on November 30th.

Nebraska plays another tough team this week in Michigan St. This will be their toughest game so far. The closest team to Michigan St. would be UCLA but I think MSU will be even tougher.

Nebraska is much improved since the UCLA. I think they are better offensively and they are better defensively. If Nebraska loses this game, Michigan St. clinches the division. BIG GAME!

PREDICTION
Michigan St. 23 Nebraska 21

Predicted Finish
Nebraska 9-3

Bowl Game
LSU or Auburn in the Gator Bowl.
If that's true we will be the underdog by 6-8 points.

Go Big Red!


At the Movies: Lincoln looks good in 'Nebraska' : Ground Zero

At the Movies: Lincoln looks good in 'Nebraska' : Ground Zero

Pitchford boosts Nebraska early in victory over Western Illinois : Latest Husker News

Pitchford boosts Nebraska early in victory over Western Illinois : Latest Husker News

Penn State Match Time Change, Television Coverage

Penn State Match Time Change, Television Coverage

Pitchford Paces Huskers Past WIU, 62-47

Pitchford Paces Huskers Past WIU, 62-47

Monday, November 11, 2013

Nebraska has quite the weekend!

The NU women are the new BIG 10 soccer champions! They have also earned a NCAA berth. The Huskers shutout the Iowa Hawkeyes 1-0.

The NU women's volleyball team won two matches this weekend. They beat Wisconsin and yesterday they beat No. 9 Minnesota at Minnesota 25-22, 15-25, 27-25, 15-25, and 15-11. No. 2 Penn State is leading the league by one game over Nebraska.

Of course by now you know that the NU football played great and beat Michigan 17-13 at Michigan. The NU defense played great. I think they must of watched the film as to how Michigan St. defended them. Same results. Michigan's offense is not very good right now. I am proud of the NU defense and how they have improved the past couple of weeks. Time for the Blackshirts again.

Tommy Armstrong really played well the last drive. Really well. He will be a good quarterback in the future. Abdullah is one of the best running backs in the nation. How about that block by Alonzo Moore when Kenny Bell caught the fourth and two pass on the final drive.

Injuries are hurting the offense. So far those hurt include Taylor Martinez, Spencer Long, Jamal Turner, Jeremiah Sirles, Jake Cotton, and others including Jake Long, Kenny Bell, and Wil Richards. Have the starters are hurt so we need to remember that.

The Big 10 is so physical. The last three years have had the Huskers really beat up by the end of the season. You need lots of depth to play in this league.

And then there was the NU women's BB team that annihilated the UCLA Bruins in the first real basketball game in the arena Friday at noon. They won hands down with Jordan Hooper having 27 points.

I attended the NU men's basketball game on Friday night. Oh my Gosh, what fun. Tommy Lee and the band entertained us with an awesome piece. Interesting idea to have the band on the BB floor. The lighting and sound systems were awesome. Karmin sang the National Anthem and it is fun to listen to such great talent.

I expected Nu to get beat or win in a close one but NU dominated them. Florida Gulf Coast was a disappointment. The NU team were great. Yse, a team that played so well together. They reminded me of the Princeton teams a few years ago that did well in the NCAA tournament. Well coached, playing defense, playing as a team, and getting all they can out of the talent. How refreshing.

Michigan State is this week in football and that should be very interesting.

Steven M. Sipple: Armstrong's next test is surging 'Spartan Dawgs' : Latest Husker News

Steven M. Sipple: Armstrong's next test is surging 'Spartan Dawgs' : Latest Husker News

Cindy Lange-Kubick: A woman, a camera, a good morning (and then another) in Nebraska : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Cindy Lange-Kubick: A woman, a camera, a good morning (and then another) in Nebraska : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Huskers Announce Time Change for Michigan Match

Huskers Announce Time Change for Michigan Match

Huskers Take Down Florida Gulf Coast

Huskers Take Down Florida Gulf Coast

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Nebraska basketball, an experience!!

What fun it was at the NU BB game last night. The arena atmosphere was great. What a nice venue. The whole experience was just a lot of fun. The band  performance and lighting was like no other I have ever seen at a basketball game. Tommy Lee joined in and wow what a sound system.

Then Karmin sang the national anthem and what a great moment that was. Just beautiful.

Having more of the students on the floor should help the atmosphere as long as they keep showing up and why shouldn't they. They have the best seats in the house.

The NU basketball team is well coached. They really play as a team. Unselfish. Fun to watch. They will be better than last in the Big 10.

Florida Golf Coast was a disappointment. I am not sure how good they are. They didn't impress.

So NU basketball has started. The women beat the No. 25 team in the nation 77-49. That's impressive.

Now on the NU football. NU has lots of injuries. I think the loss of Spencer Long may hurt us the most. But Michigan is maybe even more beat up. I head says Michigan by three or four points but we are going with the heart today. We will call it the "Hail Mary" carryover.

NU 27 Michigan 24

Go Defense!! Go Big Red!!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Wow just about hit the exact score last week!

The prediction last week was 28-24 Nebraska. The final was 27-24. Of course we were lucky to win. What an ending to a so-so game. There wasn't a lot of excitement for a while but it was so fun to watch the defense make the Wildcats put eleven times in row. I will take that kind of so-so any day.

The ending was great. It has to go up there with "feel good" plays with the Stutz to Crouch pass against Oklahoma in Lincoln a few years ago. It is probably ahead of the Maurice Purify TD catch vs. Texas A & M during the Calahan era that won the game at the end. It is similar to the Alex Henery 57 yard field goal against Colorado to win the game.

Now this week we go to Michigan. This is not an easy chore although Michigan is down this year. This week's prediction reflects another close game. Can the Huskers pull out another miracle. We will see.

Michigan 31 Nebraska 26

Go Big Red!!

Gallegos suspended, will miss Huskers' opener : Latest Husker News

Gallegos suspended, will miss Huskers' opener : Latest Husker News

Cindy Lange-Kubick: 'You can't leave until Nebraska wins' : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Cindy Lange-Kubick: 'You can't leave until Nebraska wins' : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Friday, November 01, 2013

Another close contest!

Nebraska plays an 0-4 Northwestern tomorrow in what could be a heck of a game. Northwestern has injuries and they are better than their conference record of 0-4. NU is coming off a loss at Minnesota. Tommy Armstrong starts for NU and will utilize the talent around him to get 28 points. The defense steps up with some personnel changes and holds Northwestern to 24 points this week.

Nebraska 28 Northwestern 24

Go Big Red!

Prep football: State Playoff Pairings & Results : Preps

Prep football: State Playoff Pairings & Results : Preps

Webster lone freshman in initial NU rotation : Latest Husker News

Webster lone freshman in initial NU rotation : Latest Husker News

60 Years Later, 52 Salute an NU All-American

60 Years Later, 52 Salute an NU All-American

Steven M. Sipple: Perlman will have heavy hand if decision must be made : Latest Husker News

Steven M. Sipple: Perlman will have heavy hand if decision must be made : Latest Husker News

Cindy Lange-Kubick: The best seats in the house : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Cindy Lange-Kubick: The best seats in the house : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Huskers To Battle Northwestern on Saturday

Huskers To Battle Northwestern on Saturday

Gordon Wins Third Straight Gold Glove

Gordon Wins Third Straight Gold Glove