Stories about New Mexico State
Huskers Can Win Most Games With These Numbers 5 comments
In addition to being a record-breaking night for many Huskers, the numbers put up by our offense and defense would win almost every game. Comparing first downs, rushing yards, turnovers, and sacks almost always indicate the winner. At the end of the year, those are the primary numbers that I use to predict bowl game winners. The numbers don't lie, but I add in points/game scored and allowed at the end of they year because that's the only stat that will always indicate who won the game, and 38-7 sure looked nice on Saturday.
Noteable Quotes from Nebraska vs New Mexico State 0 comments
By now you have probably checked the boxscore and read the recaps. Now take a closer look at what the Nebraska and New Mexico State players and coaches said after the game.
Here they are. In their own words.
Huskers Becoming Recognizable (And Other Thoughts) 9 comments
In beating New Mexico State 38-7, the Huskers started to round in to shape. The NU squad that played Saturday night is much more along the lines of what fans had in mind as the season began. The Huskers are starting to become recognizable...to themselves, fans, and maybe even national opinion makers and pundits.
Nebraska Runs By New Mexico State - 38 to 7 1 comment
Joe Ganz became the first Cornhusker to score a touchdown rushing, passing and receiving since Eric Crouch as Nebraska leveled New Mexico State, 38-7. The Huskers' revived their ground attack rushing for 330 yards, and the NU defense only gave up a late score (set up by a NMSU fumble return to the NU 2) to move the Huskers to 3-0 on the season.
Break Out the Blackshirts 7 comments
The Nebraska defense wasn't perfect against New Mexico State, but they were darn close. After a slow start, where NU allowed the Aggies to drive down to the Husker two yard line, they stiffened and denied New Mexico State any points for three quarters and until the game was well out of reach. The touchdown the Aggies did score was very nearly a defensive touchdown anyway. They started with the ball on the four yard line after a Husker fumble.
New Mexico State Must Start Fast 0 comments
Nebraska's second game against Notre Dame this decade was not nearly as celebrated as the first. There may be several reasons. The 2000 contest was an overtime thriller, the Fighting Irish snuck into a BCS bowl that year, and Husker fans took over Notre Dame Stadium despite tough talk from Irish fans that it couldn't happen. But the 2001 contest is one I'll never forget as it was the last major event I can recall prior to September 11th. I've re-watched the game several times and one thing that struck me was how frequently and how loudly everyone associated with Notre Dame and the broadcast team complained about the Huskers playing their third game when Notre Dame was playing their first (in Memorial stadium, no less).
Plan of Attack: New Mexico State 2 comments
Thanks to weather patterns on the American Gulf coast, New Mexico State has yet to play a game in 2008 and that makes getting a read on this year's Aggies particularly tough. You can almost throw out their defensive statistics--bad as they were they still ranked higher than Nebraska--as NMSU has a new defensive coordinator this year and the much discussed, quirky 3-3-5 defense. Who knows how that will look in game one.
Offensively, you're able to get a better picture. Three-year starter Chase Holbrook is back at QB and the Aggies also return four of their top five receivers from 2007, a unit that Phil Steele dubbed the best in the WAC. You don't need game film to know that Hal Mumme likes to throw the ball a bit.
So how does Nebraska approach the enigmatic Aggies? Here's my best guess.
Meet the 3-3-5 9 comments
Bo Pelini called it unusual.
Joe Ganz compared it to a video game.
Nate Swift said he's never seen it before.
"It" is the 3-3-5 defense that New Mexico State will bring to Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. While the football conversation about the Aggies usually begins and ends with their prolific passing offense, much of the conversation at Tuesday's press conference centered on the defense the Huskers will face.
What is it? Why run it? Will it work? Let's look to the Internet for answers.
Game Day Pocket Guide for New Mexico State 0 comments
Here is this week's pocket guide. It has depth charts, stats, and random factoids - everything you need to prepare for the game and look smart in front of your friends.
Print one for you and a few more for your friends. Then pat yourself on the back for giving the gift that keeps on giving.