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Huskers Should Know Areas to Improve 4 comments

I don't have any pretty charts this week or any interesting statistics that tell the tale of what made this game. It was pretty obvious Niles Paul's return for a touchdown jump started the Huskers, and the defense stood tall when they were needed. Being fortunate enough to see the game in person this week, I have some observations that tell more about the game than the final statistics. First statement: we would not be discussing the perceived weaknesses of this team had the 1st and 4th quarters been switched.

Noteable Quotes from Nebraska vs San Jose State 1 comment

For many fans, Saturday's narrow victory over San Jose State raised more questions than it answered. Players and coaches from both teams faced the media after the game and offered their insight.

Continue reading for their unfiltered comments.

San Jose State Takes Some of the Shine off Nebraska 7 comments

It was a game that most Husker fans knew, in their heart of rebuilding hearts, had to come sometime. Adversity, the going getting tough. Few, however, thought it would come this week.

Off a mostly impressive win against Western Michigan, Nebraska was supposed to use San Jose State—a team with some proven defensive players and a quarterback who was good on paper but making his first start—to build on that week one performance. Improved running game, fewer defensive lapses, more blitzes, bigger final margin of victory, that's the way it was supposed to play out.

But in today's college football few games seem to go according to plan. Until Niles Paul returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, a play that energized the team and eased angst statewide, the Spartans had quite simply outplayed Nebraska on their home turf.

Nebraska Downs San Jose State - 35 to 12 3 comments

Nebraska needed touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams to defeat San Jose State in Lincoln, 35-12. Niles Paul's 85-yard kick off return for a touchdown sparked the Cornhuskers in a game that was very tightly contested for three quarters.

Red Zone Defense is Still Defense 8 comments

There was a lot to concern Husker fans in NU's contest with San Jose State. In what many believed should have been a cakewalk for Nebraska, turned out to be a four-quarter battle with the Spartans.

Nebraska Vs. San Jose State: Gameday Thoughts 1 comment

Do I know the way to San Jose? No. But, I don't have too since the Spartans of San Jose State are coming to Lincoln today. Okay, pardon me if I'm a little punchy. As I write this, the Cornhuskers are just a few hours from kick off against the Spartans. My football thoughts are racing. This week, they center on the Husker defensive backs, the NU running game and week-to-week improvement.

Plan of Attack: San Jose State 3 comments

Much of the talk this week regarding San Jose State has centered on Western Michigan.

No, really, here we are on Thursday and there hasn't seemed to be a whole lot of talk about Dick Tomey and his Spartans yet. That's partially due to the fact that SJSU played, and won in a nail-biter, against a FCS team in Cal-Davis in week one--only the ambitious among us will even see a box score from that game--and partially due to Nebraska's offense. Even with the running game being a relatively low tire on the Watson hot rod last week, it looks like the Huskers have plenty of weapons to handle San Jose State.

That being the case, this week's plan of attack should revolve mostly around staying out of trouble because, as a coach of mine once (i.e. at least 500 times) told me, it's easier to stay out of trouble than get out of trouble.

Knowing is Half the Battle: A Brief History of SJSU Football 4 comments

What do we know about Nebraska's next opponent, San Jose State? Three things:

1) Dick Tomey's their coach.
2) The Spartans will start a former VHT QB in Kyle Reed. The guy was swimming in stars coming out of high school and originally committed to Cal.
3) Nebraska better not (can't?) lose.

But there has to be more to the Spartans than that, doesn't there? Of course there is and it all begins in 1893...

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