Huskers Getting Attention on National Scale
The Huskers made a statement in Seattle this weekend, and it's paying dividends in attention across the country. From a bump in the polls to talk across the nation in college football media, Nebraska is getting much more focus from pundits as a top tier program in the Big 12 this season. Fans can expect the Big Red to be a team in the National Title murmur that happens all year.
"Nebraska's sheer dominance at a stadium that can be inhospitable means the Huskers' last season in the Big 12 Conference may be special for more than sentimental reasons." -ESPN on Nebraska this season
the best passing defense in the country. The secondary carried the load this Saturday and will have other opportunities to do so in the still somewhat pass-centric Big 12.
On the local front, Nebraska should clearly move upward in any Big 12 power rankings as the Huskers are the only team to dominate every single one of their games so far. No other Big 12 team has put together three solid performances without showing at least one major issue in the process. The largest part of the rise is the running game. While not quite a true power running attack, the Huskers shotgun read allows them to just sprint right past their opponents. Their nation-leading 8.06 yards/carry is 1 more than any other team.