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It sure wasn’t pretty but the outcome was exactly what Bo Pelini and Husker nation was hoping for on Thursday night. After three quarters of terrible special teams and offense, the Huskers finally got things going against Missouri and scored 27 points to come away with their first win in Columbia since 2001 and put themselves in the drivers seat in the Big12 North.
Zac Lee who just couldn’t get it going until the fourth quarter became hot and found Niles Paul for two touchdowns and also threw a touchdown to Missouri native Mike McNeill. Lee finished the game 14 for 33 and 158 yards. The one key thing was that he did not throw an interception and battled back late in the game after being down 12-0.
Roy Helu led the Huskers’ running attack with 88 yards on 18 carries. The Huskers didn’t run the ball like they would have liked to but was able to move the ball in the fourth quarter where Helu picked up most of his yards. Missouri was sending nine guys at the runningbacks daring Lee to make a play with his arm.
Big Ndamukong Suh picked off Blaine Gabbert and was on his all night long. Suh really showed why he is on of the best defensive linemen in college football last night. He ended with six tackles, a sack, a forced fumble to highlight the Huskers defensive showing.
All in all it was a great win for the Huskers and they found a way to win rather then a way to lose a game. This is a big step as the head into Big 12 play in hopes of going to the Big 12 Championship.
I’ll keep it short this morning as I’m head to Las Vegas for a little weekend vacation and gotta catch a flight. Hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoys some college football on Saturday like I plan on doing!
It was another good day for the Nebraska Cornhuskers as the defeated the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday afternoon. Zac Lee led the Huskers with four touchdown passes as the Huskers dominated the game to the tune of 38-9 when the final whistle blew. Overall they played well but there sure are some things that need to be worked on before the Huskers board the plane later in the week for Blacksburgh.
Lee showed a very strong arm and didn’t make any mistakes as far as throwing interceptions. He did make some good reads and finished 27-of-35 passes for 340 yards and four touchdowns.
Mike McNeil caught two touchdown passes from Lee. A 13 yarder in the first quarter and then a 32 yarder in the third quarter.
Fourteen different Huskers caught passes in the game. Niles Paul led the way as he had his best day in a Husker uniform with six catches and two touchdowns. Paul had touchdowns on a reverse play and also caught a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Now that Paul is not behind players like Nate Swift and Todd Peterson, expect him to really jump out and be the receiver everyone was expecting when he enrolled at NU.
There were two downsides to the game that I didn’t like. Roy Helu Jr., didn’t get as many touches as I would like to see but that was mostly due to the fact that Lee was throwing ropes all over the field and the Huskers were moving the ball through the air. Helu finished with just 60 yards and no touchdowns. The running game just wasn’t there on Saturday. Roy did add 44 yards on 4 receptions so he still had over 100 total yards.
The other thing I didn’t like was the play of the young linebackers. These young guys are out there flying around but they need to do a better job of wrapping up and making good sound tackles. Stop trying to go high every time, take better routes and make a good formed tackle. These linebackers are going to have to grow up fast if they want to slow down the Virignia Tech running attack in their next game.
The rest of the defense played a pretty good game. The d-line had pressure on the Red Wolves and held the entire team to just 271 total yards. One player that really stood out was corner back Prince Amukamara who finished with seven tackles.
Overall it was a good game for the Huskers and they found some things that they will need to improve on. They will go into the Virginia Tech game on Saturday being ranked #19 in the AP poll. We will have a preview to the Va. Tech game in the middle of the week so look ahead to that!
Good afternoon Big Red Nation. Some of you were probably wondering why hasn’t Coach Pelini released his weekly depth chart like he usually does on Tuesday’s? Well here it is on Thursday afternoon. There are a few surprises which I’ll talk about below.
Don’t expect to see Chris Brooks getting much playing time as he is at the bottom of the list at the X receiver. Brandon Kinnie is also down the list at X due to not knowing the playbook as good as the other players.
Mike McNeil and Dreu Young are co-listed at the #1 tight end position but both will see plenty have action as Coach Watson likes to use multiple tight end sets. Look for Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed to also get some playing time at the position.
Antonio Bell is listed as the #2 at the Z wide receiver position. Niles Paul is number one.
True Freshman Cody Green is the clear cut man at backup behind Zac Lee.
Your starting linebackers will be Will Compton, Sean Fisher and either Matt May or Blake Lawrence. Phillip Dilliard will play in a backup role atleast for week one.
Alex Henery will be your field goal kicker and punter while Adi Kunalic will handle the kickoffs.
Check out the complete depth chart over at Huskers.Com
We have learned that early Sunday morning, Nebraska wide receiver Niles Paul was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol for driving under the influence of alcohol. Paul was also charged with driving on a suspended license as well as being a minor in possession of alcohol.
Paul was pulled over for driving 53 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. When the officer went up to Paul’s window he could smell alcohol and then conducted a field sobriety test, which Paul failed. Paul was then taken to the detox center.
This is a big blow to Paul as he was the number one receiver heading into this weekend’s Spring game. Coach Pelini has already said that Paul would be suspended for the remainder of Spring practice and not be able to play on Saturday.