Stories about Nevada
Almost Perfect 4 comments
Talent can be defined as the capacity for near-perfect performance. Coming into the season, we said that the 2007 Husker team appeared (on paper) to be the most talented at Nebraska since the 2001 squad that played for the national championship. The near-perfect performance by Nebraska on Saturday seemed to validate that.
Sunday Rumblings - Week 1 5 comments
It's Sunday morning, and somewhere in Appalachia, people are still partying. Though, the mood in Ann Arbor Michigan is likely pretty somber. Appalachian State became the only 1-AA school to beat a ranked 1-A school when they went to Michigan and stunned the 5th-ranked Wolverines, 34-32. And it was not the only eyebrow raising event from the first full day of college football. And this rundown of actual results and observation from games around the country, in the conference, and in dear old Lincoln is much more fun to write than the rampant speculation of a week ago.
“Pistol” Whipped - Huskers Punish Nevada 5 comments
Nebraska ran their nation-leading streak of home opening wins to 22 with a convincing 52-10 win over the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Running back Marlon Lucky's 233 yards rushing paced a punishing NU ground attack that amassed 413 yards on the ground managed to subdue of at least some of the fervor surrounding Sam Keller's debut as the Husker quarterback. NU's Blackshirt defense stymied Nevada's "pistol" formation offense, surrendering only a field goal scored by the Wolf Pack offense.
Sizing Up Nevada 10 comments
The Nevada depth chart tells us two things about the Wolfpack. First, these guys aren't featherweights and second they aren't the tallest team you've ever seen.
The Injury Effect 4 comments
Starting right guard Matt Slauson got hurt in Friday's practice. The early diagnosis is a shoulder injury that will likely mean that this All-Big 12 preseason player will miss Nebraska's opener with Nevada. On the other side of the injury slate, cornerback Zach Bowman was finally cleared to return to practice in full pads for the first time since March. The injury and recovery of both players draws a few questions to mind. How is NU's starting lineup affected by the loss and return of this caliber of player? And, what kinds of players are behind them to fill the void when they are out?
2007 Opponent Previewâ€¦Nevada 5 comments
You can't expect a quarterback to step into the hostile environment of Memorial Stadium and come away with a win in his first game. But that's exactly what the Nevada quarterback (whomever they choose) must attempt to do. The Wolfpack are among the better teams at the line of scrimmage in their conference. Dominic Green was an all-WAC lineman a year ago and will line up at center. Matt Hines stood out as a nose guard and linebacker Ezra Butler is also considered a quality linebacker.