NebraskaWell I am finally back at home after the dissapointing lose to Virginia Tech on Saturday night. The Hokies played “Beamer Ball” to the fullest as they scored on special teams and did a lot of little things to beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers 35-30.

Things got off to a rough start as the Hokies blocked Nebraska’s first punt of the game out of the endzone to give the Hokies the 2-0 lead. They never looked back as they quickly scored a touchdown off a Joe Ganz interception to take a 9-0 lead.

Ganz finished the night 17-of-26 for 281 yards and two touchdowns but did have the costly interception. Ganz made a few bad reads at the line of scrimmage and didn’t get rid of the ball when he needed to a couple of times that really hurt the team. What really hurt the team on the offensive side of the ball however was the lack of push from the offensive line and the lack of a running game.

Once again the line did not open up any holes for the running backs as Marlon Lucky only had 17 yards on eight carries. Roy Helu Jr. once again led the running backs with yards as he finished with 21 yards on four touches and one touchdown. You just can’t sit back and expect to beat a stingy defense like the Hokies had when you can’t run the ball.

On the defensive side, it was a very poor game by the linebackers and secondary. We all knew it would be a tough year for the secondary but I didn’t expect it to be this bad to be honest. Larry Asante was out of position and gave up big plays way to often. The linbackers missed tackles like crazy and always seemed to be out of position. (After the game, Coach Ekeler took the blame for having his players out of position) The defensive line played very good I though. Zach Potter led the team with six tackles, three of which were for a loss and also half a sack.

The biggest play of the game for the Huskers came in the fourth quarter when punt returner Nate Swift took back a 88 yard punt for a touchdown that got the Huskers back in position to win the game. However, with less then a minute left in the game after forcing the Hokies to punt, Ganz hit Todd Peterson in the middle of the field and was stripped of the ball and Virignia Tech recovered.  Even had Peterson held onto the ball, I think the clock would have ran out before Ganz would have been able to spike the ball.

Congrats to Virginia Tech as they won a tough game on the road. Nebraska just made to many stupid penalties and to many mental mistakes on defense. Things sure don’t get any easier either as the Missouri Tigers will be coming into Lincoln for another night game on Saturday.

The secondary and offensive line better have a great week of practice or things are going to ugly pretty fast against the Tigers.

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NebraskaIt’s going to be an exciting weekend in Lincoln as the Virgina Tech Hokies come to town to take on the our Nebraska Cornhuskers. Game time is set for 7 p.m. CT so that means we will have a full day of tailgating and football activities going on! I can’t wait to get into town on Friday afternoon!

The Hokies are coming into Lincoln with a 3-1 overall record with their only loss coming to East Carolina the first week of the season. The Hokies aren’t the team that they used to be as they are down this year but are still very competitive and come to play every game.

The key for the Huskers on Saturday night in my opinion will be stopping Hokie quarterback Tyrod Taylor.  Taylor is a dual threat qb who would rather run it himself then pass. I expect the Huskers defense to key in on Taylor and shut down his running abilities so he has to pass the ball. If Taylor is forced to pass the ball, the defense will end up with an interception or two I think. Taylor has yet to pass for a td this year and has thrown two picks.

We can’t just forget about the other Hokie quarterback however as Sean Glennon will probably see a little bit of action as well. He has thrown for 197 yards, 1 touchdown, and three picks.

As far as the Huskers offense going up against the Hokies defense, I think the Huskers are going to have a pretty good day. The Hokies give up on average just 17 points but the Huskers are averaging 40 points. I really think the offense gets going and the Huskers score 27-35 points on their way to a 7-10 point victory.

One huge key to the game is if Virginia Tech can score on special teams like they always seem to do. They have been known for blocking punts and extra points in past years and they still play great on special teams. If they want to beat the Huskers, they are going to have to score atleast one special teams touchdown and cause a couple of Huskers tournovers. I just don’t see that happening.

My prediction: Huskers over the Hokies 27-17

Leave us a comment and give us your prediction!

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NebraskaIf you have been reading Husker message boards in the last 24 hours you have probably read that there was a former husker football player that was possibly killed in a murder. However, that rumor is not true but now it is being said that Thunder Collins a former husker football player from 2000-2001 seasons could have been involved in the fatal shooting in North Omaha on Tuesday morning.

An arrest warrant issued Wednesday morning for Collins accused him of first-degree murder, and attempted second-degree murder. Collins also faces felony weapons charges. KETV has a video online of Collins being arrested if you would like to see. We will have to see how this all plays out but things sure don’t look good for Thunder.

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NebraskaFirst off I would like to apologize about the lack of upates over the weekend. We were busy moving the site to a new server and it took a little bit longer then we had expected. However, we are back up and running and newer and faster server and all things are looking great!

The Nebrasa Football team is gearing up for a prime time battle against Virginia Tech this Saturday. I can’t wait for the game as it will be our first game in person this season. (Yeah, it sucks living eight hours from Lincoln) There was good news to come out of practice on Monday as Pierre Allen, Ricky Thenarse, and Anthony West all practiced and were in full pads. All three players are expected to play Saturday night.

I’m sure that everyone knows that the game will be broadcast on ABC to a regional audience at 7 p.m CT. Memorial stadium is going to be rocking that is for sure! I can’t wait to get into town and start tailgating and meeting other Husker fans. It’s going to be an awesome night and we are going to see the Huskers pick up a nice win over the Hokies!

The Huskers won’t be done with night games after Saturday however, they will be playing another night game against Missouri the next weekend. Missouri will be coming to town ranked in the top 5 and the two teams will face off at 8 p.m. CT. Yeah it is a later start, but the game is going to be shown on ESPN and that is why there is a later start.

So Husker fans, how are the Huskers going to do the next two games?

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NebraskaGreat news for most Nebraska football fans! The September 27th game against Virignia Tech will be shown on ABC at 7 p.m. central time. Yeah, another night game in Lincoln against a very well known team. I love the fact that this is a night game as the crowd will really be into it after tailgating all day long.

While the game won’t be a national broadcast, it is still awesome that ABC picked the game to show during prime time. They will also be showing the Illinois vs Penn State game during the same time slot. Hopefully if you are a Husker fan, you will be able to catch the game on your local ABC station, if not you can always look into buying ESPN GamePlan for the day and catch the Huskers that way.

I’ll be down in Lincoln for the weekend and cannot wait! So if anyone that reads the blog has any tailgating plans, let us know and we might be able to swing on by!

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NebraskaThe Nebraska football team had no problems with the New Mexico State Aggies on Saturday night as the Huskers dominated to a 38-7 victory. It was the first game this season where the entire team played good and the game was never in question.

Marlon Lucky and Joe Ganz had a great game for the Huskers. Ganz was the third husker player to throw, run, and pass for a touchdown in one game. Ganz had a 33 yard touchdown run, a 35 yard touchdown pass to Mike McNeill, and also caught a touchdown pass from Lucky. Ganz finished the game 13 of 17 for 158 yards and one touchdown.

Lucky went over 2000 yards for his career as he finished the game with 108 yards on 15 carries and scored two touchdowns. Lucky had a career long 58 yards shortly into the third quarter that really helped out his stats.

Quentin Castille looked very good as he had 10 carries for 78 yards on the ground. Roy Helu Jr., added 35 yards, while fourth string back Marcus Mendoza showed off his speed and finished with 35 yards as well.

Mike McNeill had the highlight for the receiving corps when he scored on a 35 yard pass from Ganz in the third quarter. McNeill avoided a couple of tackles after catching the ball and then flipped into the endzone for the touchdown. McNeill was lucky that he did injure himself on the play as he almost landed on his head in the endzone.

The defenst played very well in the game as they almost had their first shutout of the year. The crowd was feeding off the defense and you could tell that the defense feeding off all that extra noise from the crowd. Armando Murillo and Matt O’hanlon both picked off Aggies passes to cause two tournovers. Zach Potter came up big in the game as well when he blocked a field goal attempt on the Aggiest first drive of the game.

Eric Hagg led the Huskers with 10 total tackles while Lance Thorell finished with eight. Thorell was a big suprise as he filled in for Anthony West who sat out the game due to injury.

It would not suprise me one bit if the defense is awarded the blackshirts before the upcoming game with Virginia Tech. I can see it happening next week a couple of days before the big game. The team is going to be jacked up for the big game and hopefully the crowd is loud and the Huskers can come away with the biggest win for the Huskers in quite a while.


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NebraskaHuskers fans are sure to love this information! We blogged a week or so ago about the Huskers trying to schedule some tougher out of conference teams for their future schedules. Well they university has announced they have signed deals with two pretty good teams.

First off the Huskers will be playing the Fresno State Bulldogs in a two for one series. Fresno State will travel to Lincon in 2011 and 2016 while the Huskers will go out to Fresno in 2014. Great matchup for the Huskers who have really picked up the recruiting in California. This game will help them out recruiting as well as play a pretty good univeristy.

The next match is sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces. Yep, we are going back to the good old days when the Miami Hurricanes and our Huskers faced off. The two schools have lined up a home and home series that will happen in 2014 and 2015. The Hurricanes will come to Lincoln in 2014 and the Huskers return the favor by going to Miami in 215.

Jeff Jamrog is doing a great job with the non-conference schedule. Kudos to Mr. Jamrog!

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