Ah, what a long week it has been Husker Nation. It seems like two weeks ago when the Huskers lost to Iowa State at home and had eight turnovers in the game. Maybe that is a good thing and then again maybe that is a bad thing that it seems so long. One thing I hope for is that the players have totally forgotten about last weekends games and their heads are on straight for the Baylor game. That goes for the coaching staff as well.

Once again the big question heading into the game is who will get the start at quarterback? Will redshirt freshman Cody Green start his first college or will Coach Peilini choose to stick with Zac Lee? I’ve heard rumors and reports all week that one was going to start over the other so I really don’t have guesses really. I do hope that Green gets some snaps no matter what however. You don’t let him play in the teams first three games and then sit him.

I really think the team will bounce back and get back in the win column this week. The defense is going to have a great game once again and the offense is going to find the endzone and win by 10 points. I’m looking at a 27-17 type of game with the Huskers coming out on top!

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It is all good news this Thursday evening as we have learned that a speedy wide reciever from Louisiana has verbally committed to the University of Nebraska. Curtis Carter a 5’10 wideout from Stonewall, LA took his official visit to Lincoln last weekend when the Huskers lost to Texas Tech but the loss sure didn’t hamper his experience and everything that Nebraska had to offer.

I was reading a message board tonight when Curtis’s father posted “Very good news coming soon” and I knew right away that Curtis picked the Huskers. He also had offers from Alabama, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Missouri and TCU. One reason he said that he decided to pull the trigger was quarterback commit Tyler Gabbert. He had been texting back and forth with Tyler through the week and when Tyler assured him that he would be coming to Lincoln, Curtis decided to call the coaches and give them his pledge.

Carter is a very speedy wide out that can really spread the field for the Huskers. It will be exciting to see him in Husker red and see what he can do out on the field!

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Wow, what a terrible game on Saturday it was for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Texas Tech converted two third and long situations on their opening drive to go ahead 7-0 and then scored again on a lateral pass that Niles Paul dropped and did not pick up. After the Paul drop, I sat here thinking “Oh crap, here comes another big blowout just like a few years.” I’m sure I wasn’t the only one thinking that.

I pretty much put this entire game on the offense and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson. In a game where you need to chew up the clock and keep the ball out of Tech’s hands, the offense had just 70 yards on 30 attempts. I’m tired of trying to run the ball to the outside every play. Run the ball up the middle and keep those linebackers in close rather then letting them spread out and rush from the outside.

There is also a quarterback controversy as Zac Lee had another bad game under center. Lee was first pulled for a series in the third quarter so he could watch from the sidelines and hopefully see some things that Tech was doing on defense. Things didn’t change however when Lee was put back in the game and he was laster pulled again for true freshman Cody Green. Green would lead the Huskers into the endzone for their one touchdown when he connected with Khiry Cooper on a 13 yard pass.

I will say this, Cody gets rid of the ball when he needs to puts it on the receivers hands. Now can the wide outs just catch the ball?

It’s going to be a long week at practice for the Huskers. This is where the team needs to bounce back and have a good week of practice and then come out on Saturday and beat the crap out of Iowa State.

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Sup Husker fans? After the nice win on Thursday night over Missouri I tried to get a little bit of sleep before heading out to Las Vegas for a weekend full of football and fun. Well I managed to get a little sleep and off I was to Vegas for 12 hours of college football watching at the Bellagio. What a great time that way even though I lost most of my bets lol.

So anyways, I’m back home and the Huskers have moved up to #15 in the polls as the continue to have a nice season. They will face a big test this Saturday in Lincoln however as the Texas Tech Red Raiders will bring their spread offense to town and look to pass the ball all over the Huskers. This will be a stiff test for the defense and a must is getting pressure on whichever quarterback that Mike Leach chooses to start.

The offense will be without running back Rex Burkhead however has he has broken a bone is his foot. All coach Pelini said was that Red would be out for an extended period of time but he was unsure for how long. I’ve heard reports that it is basically a toe injury so lets hope that is the case and not the actual foot.

There was some good news over the weekend as well as the Huskers picked up a verbal committment from Florida offensive linemen Tyler Moore for the 2011 class. Moore is expected to be a top offensive linemen in the 2011 class and he chose the Huskers over the Florida Gators. Tyler will be a great get for the Huskers and he has ties to the team as his cousin Jay Moore and father also played for the Huskers.

Let’s all hope for a great week of practice as the team gears up for Texas Tech. Win this one and we will inch closer to a top 10 rating and pick up a huge conference victory.

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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!

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It’s time for the annual Nebraska vs Missouri football game and after reading articles and listening to interview you sure can tell that both coaching staffs and players are ready to get things going on Thursday night in Columbi, Missouri. This will be a tough challenge for both teams as they both look to open up the Big 12 Conference with a victory and get started towards the Big 12 North title.

Missouri comes into the game undefeated with a 4-0 record so the Huskers will be looking to give the Tigers their first lose of the season and more importatly their first lose in conference play. I really have a feelng that this game is going to come right down to the end just like when the Huskers played Virginia Tech. The team that doesn’t make a costly mistake in the fourth quarter is probably going to come away with the victory in my opinion.

One key to the Huskers coming out of Columbia with a victory is going to be the play of quarterback Zac Lee. The Tigers will attempt to pressure Lee and force him to make mistakes and bad throws just like the Hokies did in Blacksburg. Can Zee keep his composure and will the linemen give him enough time to make good decisions with the ball?

On the other side of the ball for the Huskers they will attempt to slow down the spread offense and ex-husker committ Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert has looked pretty good so far this season as he took over the reigns from Chase Daniel. Daniel has yet to throw an interception this year while tossing eleven touchdowns. Look for the defense to play a lot nickle and dime and hope that the front four can get pressure on Gabbert.

It looks like it will be a rainy and soggy night in Columbia so ball control will be a big issue. The Huskers and Roy Helu will have the advantage on the ground so as long as Roy and the other running backs don’t put the ball on the turf I expect the Huskers to come out with a 35-34 victory and improve to 4-1 on the season.

What do you think the outcome of the game will be?

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