Whitney's Wrap Up

 

Five Turnovers Doom Huskers in 41-28 Loss to Spartans

Despite its best efforts, Nebraska had a shot to rally late after spotting the nation’s top defense five turnovers. But it was the Michigan State offense that closed the door on the Legends division in Lincoln. Five turnovers doomed the Huskers, while the Spartans offense cashed the giveaways into 24 points on their way to a 41-28 win over Nebraska and a share of the Legends division championship. Trailing 27-21 heading into the fourth quarter, the Spartans converted a fake field goal on fourth-and-1 on an eventual touchdown drive, and got an insurance touchdown from running back Jeremy Langford with 1:58 to play to nearly punch their ticket to Indianapolis. Read more...

Huskers Stifle Wolverines 17-13, Keep Title Hopes Alive

This was the defensive performance Bo Pelini, John Papuchis, and the Huskers were looking to see from a young defense. After harassing Michigan’s offense and overcoming a slew of their own injuries, the Huskers are in a familiar spot with a return trip to Indianapolis still a very real possibility. Read more...

The Miracle at 10th and Vine

Jordan Westerkamp was probably best known for his hands and his mustache before Saturday’s game against Northwestern. Luckily for Nebraska, it’s the former that came through with the clock at 0:00 and a touchdown for the ages. Read more...

Gophers End Drought, Run Past Huskers 34-23

When you beat a team for the first time in over half a century, it’s great cause for celebration. It’s especially sweet for Minnesota after they knocked off a supposedly superior opponent with what makes them tick—a strong running game, potent pass rush, and a sound game plan. Read more...

Abdullah, Armstrong Star in 39-19 Rout of Illinois

Five games into the season, and there’s still a lot of question marks around this Nebraska team. Luckily, Ameer Abdullah is not one of them. The junior running back had 20 carries for 225 yards and two touchdowns as Nebraska ran roughshod over Illinois 39-19 before 90,458 at a cold and windy Memorial Stadium. A Nebraska running game that’s been red hot over the first five games of the season was more than enough for an upstart Illini team to overcome, while Tommy Armstrong looked impressive once again behind center in his second career start. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s hard to place just where this season will end up in about a month and a half. Read more...

Blackshirts Rebound, Smother Southern Miss

What a difference a week makes. Ok, so it was not a world caliber Southern Mississippi squad that came into Lincoln on Saturday night. A week after being pushed to the limit against Wyoming, Nebraska rolled to an easy 56-13 win over the Golden Eagles to set up the anticipated rematch with UCLA next weekend. Read more...

Bruins Bounce Back, Stun Nebraska 41-21

It was a tale of two halves. Unfortunately for Nebraska on Saturday, the second half not only negated what they’d done in the first half, but perhaps cast a shadow on the rest of the season. UCLA fell behind early, but overcame a 21-3 second quarter deficit and parlayed 38 answered points into a 41-21 win at a stunned Memorial Stadium in front of a record crowd of 91,471. Read more...

Huskers Top Jackrabbits

A week that was anything but ordinary ended in an outcome that went according to script. And a fan base and team is thankful heading into a bye week that’s coming at just the right time. Behind a balanced offensive attack and a good enough effort on defense for the final three quarters, Nebraska took care of South Dakota State 59-20 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. From the second quarter on, the Huskers used their superior depth and fantastic play from backup quarterbacks Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ron Kellogg III after an opening 15 minutes which certainly had Husker Nation deeply troubled…to put it mildly. Read more...