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Huskers Come Up Big in Second Half 21 comments
This week the Big Red Network's Brandon Vogel listed five reasons the Huskers would win and BRN's Darren Carlson outlined his nightmare that could cost the Huskers victory. In many ways, they were both right. The Huskers played strong defensively for most of the day, yielding only 210 total yards and 14 first downs. But mistakes by the Husker offense and special teams nearly cost them the game as they gave up 21 points off of three turnovers.
My Clemson Nightmare: Why Nebraska Could Lose 5 comments
I'm not posting this because I want the Husker's to lose. It's just the opposite. I almost want it too much. Winning the Gator bowl and getting to nine wins would be a fantastic way to cap the season and set NU up with real momentum for 2009. I'm writing this because deep in my gut I have a fear that the Huskers could very easily lose this ball game...maybe even get gutted by Clemson. This is the kind of thing that keeps me up at night, I guess. That, and too much coffee. I suppose you want some rational reason why the Huskers could get run on January 1. So, I'll offer them.
Five Reasons Nebraska Will Win the Gator Bowl 3 comments
Las Vegas didn't find much to separate Clemson and Nebraska in this year's Gator Bowl, installing the Tigers as a slight 1.5-point favorite when the line opened. You had two teams with ugly mid-season losing streaks and strong finishes against the easiest parts of their conference schedules. You had a stingy defense facing a high-powered offense. You had two coaches whose name's rhymed (can't be overstated or overlooked). Add it all together and, even from the national pundits, you got a giant collective shrug of the shoulders.
But there are some very good reasons Nebraska will win the Gator Bowl. Here are five of them.
Clemson Q&A with Block-C 3 comments
A friendly neighborhood Clemson blog has been kind enough to answer some of our questions about the Tigers. Please feel free to check out our Husker response over at Block-C. Let's hope for a great game to start the new year off right.
1. Will the loss of Vic Koenning to Kansas State affect the players or cause any problems in the bowl?
At first it seemed as if the wheels were falling off for us when he quit right after Dabo was named the head coach. Thankfully, we are blessed with assistant coaches that are capable of stepping up big time as Ron West and David Blackwell have both assumed roles as interim Co-Defensive coordinators. The latest reports are saying the Blackwell will be calling defensive plays against the Huskers. The local media has covered our bowl practice pretty well and it seems that there hasn't really been any significant drop off other than the usual rust accumulated from so much time off. Our defense is still flying to the ball, still making pays, and still looking better every day.