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Nebraska falls to Virginia Tech in heartbreaker

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Virginia Tech flanker Danny Coale (19) looks back as races down sideline 80 yards before getting stopped on the three-yard line by Nebraska late in the second half of an NCAA college football game at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. The play set up the Hokies winning score in their 16-15 win. (AP)

Heartbreak.

There is no other word to describe what Nebraska Cornhusker fans were feeling after their 16-15 loss at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

The Hokies were thoroughly outplayed by the Huskers on both sides of the ball, however the story of the day for the Huskers was mistakes — such as penalties while near the goal line  and blown coverage late in the fourth quarter.

The Huskers were dominant on defense — allowing only 194 total yards until 2 minutes left in the game — with the exception of the final drive. On offense, the team moved the chains — playing especially efficiently in the run game (207 yards) — but couldn’t turn that movement into touchdowns. Continue reading

Oklahoma dominates Nebraska

Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray (7) and Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles (85) celebrate following a touchdown by Murray against Nebraska, in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. (AP)

Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray (7) and Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles (85) celebrate following a touchdown by Murray against Nebraska, in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. (AP)

Oklahoma’s offense is lightning quick, and amazingly efficient. This was shown in great detail last saturday as the Sooners manhandled the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Norman, OK., to the tune of 62-28.

The game started off with a great kickoff return by DeMarco Murry that set up a very short field for OU. They were then able to capitalize with a two yard touchdown less than three minutes into the game.

When the Huskers got the ball, their first play from scrimmage resulted in a touchdown … for Oklahoma. Oklahoma cornerback Dominique Franks jumped the wide receiver screen and took the ball 17 yards for a quick 14-0 lead.

On the Huskers’ next possession, Nebraska tight end Dreu Young caught a pass for a first down, but subsequently was hit and fumbled the ball at the Oklahoma 48-yard-line.

50 seconds later, Sam Bradford — went 19 for 27 for 311 yards, five touchdowns and an interception — hit Quentin Chaney for a 48-yard touchdown to put the Sooners up 21-0 with 10:31 left in the first quarter.

The game didn’t end there Continue reading

Nebraska comes back, beats Baylor

Nebraska's Nate Swift runs for a  53-yard touchdown reception against Baylor  in the second half of their NCAA college football game on Saturday Oct 25, 2008  in Lincoln, Neb.  Nebraska beat Bayor 32-20. (AP)

Nebraska's Nate Swift runs for a 53-yard touchdown reception against Baylor in the second half of their NCAA college football game on Saturday Oct 25, 2008 in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska beat Baylor 32-20. (AP)

For the first time since 2003, the Nebraska Cornhuskers rebounded from a half-time deficit to win a football game.

The Baylor Bears came to Lincoln on Saturday and played a heck of a game, pushing Nebraska to the limits. Most of the pregame hype was focused on freshman quarterback Robert Griffin, and it was all well placed.

Baylor's Robert Griffin (10) runs for a 47-yard touchdown against Nebraska in the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday Oct. 25, 2008  in Lincoln, Neb.  Nebraska beat Bayor 32-20.  (AP)

Baylor's Robert Griffin (10) runs for a 47-yard touchdown against Nebraska in the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday Oct. 25, 2008 in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska beat Bayor 32-20. (AP)

Griffin is a great specimen at quarterback, and will be scary once he matures into his role on the Bears football team. As is, his immense athleticism helped him rush for 121 yards — 99 of those in the first quarter — and lead the Bears to a very respectable showing in Lincoln.

However, the story of the game was Nebraska’s senior wide receiver Nate Swift. Swift entered the game needing 7 catches to tie Johnny Rodgers for first place on Nebraska’s All-Time Receptions list, and Swift caught 11 for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

In the first quarter the Huskers seemed to be lack-luster at best, and allowed Baylor — and particularly Griffin — to put up big plays Continue reading

Huskers dominate Cyclones

The Huskers stormed into Ames, Iowa yesterday and downgraded the Cyclones to a mere light shower.

Nebraska traveled to face Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium and the Huskers dominated the Cyclones from start to finish. The Huskers out-gained the Cyclones 548-218 in total yards and never looked fazed against this sub-par team.

Nebraska's Quentin Castille (19) is congratulated at the bench after scoring a second half touchdown against Iowa State in an NCAA college football game, Saturday Oct. 18, 2008 in Ames, Iowa. Nebraska beat Iowa State 35-7. (AP)

Nebraska's Quentin Castille (19) is congratulated at the bench after scoring a second half touchdown against Iowa State in an NCAA college football game, Saturday Oct. 18, 2008 in Ames, Iowa. Nebraska beat Iowa State 35-7. (AP)

The Huskers played a nearly perfect first half in going up 21-0 by halftime. Joe Ganz threw for 283 yards on 21-24 attempts in the first half, he also threw for a touchdown to Nate Swift in the first half — Ganz finished the game 27-37 for 328 yards and a TD. While Marlon Lucky exerted his dominance in the second quarter in running for two touchdowns.

Swift, however, was the story of the first half Continue reading

Huskers take a big step forward


It’s over in Lubbock, and it ended unlike I could have ever imagined. Yes Nebraska did lose to Texas Tech, however they didn’t deserve to lose this game. The Red Raiders finished out the game with a 37-31 win in overtime, seeing the Huskers to a 3-game losing streak.

Nebraska's Quentin Castille (19) scores a touchdown against Texas Tech's Marlon Williams during their college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. (AP)

Nebraska's Quentin Castille (19) scores a touchdown against Texas Tech's Marlon Williams during their college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. (AP)

Nebraska was able to drive on the Tech defense all day and actually was able to outgain Tech 471 total yards to 421 yards. However, Tech was able to get the job done in overtime where Nebraska committed their first and only turnover of the game to seal the win for the Red Raiders.

Throughout the game, the story for Texas Tech was the big play – none sticking out in my mind more than in the fourth quarter on a fourth-and-four where Armando Marillo let Michael Crabtree get open behind him for a 43-yard pick up that Continue reading