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Husker Dan: Can the Huskers Catch the Mouse?

10/14/19 | Husker Dan
THE ALLEGORY There is an old story about a man who had a mouse problem. Sure, he had a mouse trap, but when he went to the refrigerator to get some cheese to put in the trap, he discovered he didn't have any. What am I to do? he wondered.  But then he got a bright idea.  Instead of using…

Stryker: Huskers needlessly embarrassed by Gophers

10/13/19 | Tad Stryker
Heading into a bye week, Scott Frost said he wanted his team to empty the tank. But I don’t think he meant before the opening kickoff. That’s pretty much what it looked like as Nebraska was beaten to a pulp on both sides of the line of scrimmage Saturday night in Minneapolis. With the Gophers coming in undefeated, I’d wager…

Postgame notes: 2019 Nebraska @ Minnesota football

10/12/19 | HuskerMax
With tonight’s loss, Nebraska dropped to 25-33-2 all-time against the Gophers, including 13-23-2 in Minneapolis. Nebraska leads the series 5-4 since entering the Big Ten in 2011. Junior receiver JD Spielman caught three passes for 59 yards in the game. His 51-yard reception in the first quarter marked his fourth reception of the season of 40 yards or longer. With…

Highlights: Nebraska @ Minnesota

10/12/19 | HuskerMax
Highlights from the 2019 Big Ten Conference football game in Minneapolis between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Full details on the game page.       The rout is on in the Twin Cities. 👍This time it's Rodney Smith for @GopherFootball: pic.twitter.com/NXwXAscE6r— Minnesota on BTN (@MinnesotaOnBTN) October 13, 2019   You knew when @T_muhneyy10 came with the…

Hype videos: Nebraska @ Minnesota

10/12/19 | HuskerMax
Here are the hype videos released by Nebraska and Minnesota before the 2019 Big Ten Conference football game between the Huskers and Gophers in Minneapolis.          

Thursday practice, Minnesota week

10/10/19 | HuskerMax
Coach Scott Frost had no injury updates but said quarterback Adrian Martinez will make the trip to Minneapolis. Frost said the Huskers "know their stuff" after a good week of preparation. Refresh this page for the latest from Thursday's practice. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | MIN | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | MIN •…

BTN preview: Nebraska @ Minnesota

10/9/19 | HuskerMax
The Big Ten Network previews Saturday night's game between the Huskers and the Golden Gophers in Minneapolis. Minnesota is off to its first 5-0 start since 2004 and is ranked 25th in the coaches poll. | Stats matchup        

Wednesday practice, Minnesota week

10/9/19 | HuskerMax
Quarterback Adrian Martinez was in full pads and had no brace on his left knee, but his status for Saturday wasn't clear. Refresh this page for the latest updates from Wednesday's practice. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | MIN | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | MIN • MIN week reports: MON | TUE • Stats…

Frost, Davison sign ball for cancer survivor

10/9/19 | HuskerMax
Brain cancer survivor Stephen Shipman has loved Nebraska football since he was a little boy. He even turned his post-surgery helmet into a Husker tribute. When hearing of his story, the team did something special for this father of three from Hastings, Neb.          

Tuesday practice, Minnesota week

10/8/19 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said after Tuesday's practice that Minnesota's talent at receiver will be a challenge for the Huskers. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | MIN | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | MIN • Monday presser • Stats matchup • Game page • Practice schedule    …

Husker Dan: Stay In Your Lane, Bro!

10/7/19 | Husker Dan
Mrs. Husker Dan used to tell me I should watch just the last two minutes of any televised sporting event. "What do you mean?" I asked. "Let me explain," she said.  "If the game is a rout, you won't have to waste any time watching it.  And if it's a close game, you'll know in about two minutes who the…

Monday presser, Minnesota week

10/7/19 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost said the Huskers must "pour everything into this week" with the bye coming next: "It's a one-week season." Refresh this page for the latest from Monday's press conference. • Monday's transcripts • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | MIN • Game notes: NEB | MIN • Stats matchup • Game page • Practice schedule    …

Stryker Report: Looking ahead after a walk-off win

10/6/19 | Tad Stryker
A 13-10 win over a 1-4 Northwestern team keeps the Huskers on track for a bowl bid with a 4-2 record. Has this team improved, and what lies ahead? Tad Stryker assesses the team's outlook as it heads into a Saturday night game at Minnesota.    

2019 Nebraska-Minnesota stats matchup

10/6/19 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Golden Gophers match up statistically entering their Oct. 12th game in Minneapolis.   NEBRASKA 4-2 (2-1) MINNESOTA 5-0 (2-0) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 196.3 42 159.0 71 Passing offense 219.3 84 250.0 57 Pass efficiency 138.87 62 198.11 4 Total offense 415.7 69 409.0 73 Scoring offense 28.7 70 35.8 30 Rushing defense…

Photos: 2019 Northwestern @ Nebraska football

10/5/19 | HuskerMax
Thanks to KLIN's Kenny Larabee for supplying these photos from Saturday afternoon's Nebraska-Northwestern game. Click on image to start slideshow.   Click on image to start slideshow. Lane McCallum kicks the game-winner.Lane McCallum celebrates his game-winning 24-yard FG against NorthwesternWan'Dale Robinson heads upfield during the third quarter of Nebraska's 13-10 victory against NorthwesternNebraska's defense lines up against Northwestern's offensive lineScott…

Stryker: Small-town magic gives Huskers crucial walk-off win

10/5/19 | Tad Stryker
It’s a long way for a quarterback from Wahoo, Nebraska, to go Orlando, Florida, then return to Lincoln to lead a game-winning scoring drive at Memorial Stadium. It’s a long-shot dream to go from placekicking for the Norfolk Panthers, to being a cadet at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and then coming back to Lincoln to kick a…

Postgame notes: 2019 Nebraska vs. Northwestern football

10/5/19 | HuskerMax
Nebraska improved to 8-5 all-time against Northwestern and ended a two-game losing streak against the Wildcats. Nebraska has a 5-4 edge in the series since joining the Big Ten. With today’s game decided by three points, the last five Nebraska-Northwestern meetings in Lincoln have been decided by a total of 18 points. Nebraska didn’t have a turnover in today’s game…

Postgame presser: 2019 Northwestern game

10/5/19 | HuskerMax
Head coaches Scott Frost and Pat Fitzgerald and numerous Nebraska players talk about the Huskers' nail-biting win over Nebraska on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. It was just the third time in stadium history that the Huskers won by scoring on the game's final play of regulation.                        …

Highlights: Northwestern @ Nebraska

10/5/19 | HuskerMax
Highlights from Saturday's down-to-the-wire Big Ten football game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Northwestern Wildcats. Lane McCallum's field goal as time expired lifted the Huskers to victory.         Los Huskers ganan a los Wildcats de manera espectacular en la Bienvenida.🎥 | @HuskerFBNation // Northwestern pic.twitter.com/1X1wGfNV6S— Los Huskers (@LosHuskers) October 6, 2019   NEBRASKA WINS IT!Lane McCallum…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Rush defense most consistent aspect

10/5/19 | Tad Stryker
Coach Scott Frost urged his team to take the Ohio State game and flush it as quickly as possible. Since the Huskers were 3-1 before that game, and the Buckeyes had superior talent at every position, it's a legitimate course of action. So that’s what I did with this week’s Pregame Perspective. On a sunny, breezy day before Nebraska and…

Thursday practice, Northwestern week

10/3/19 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost said Ben Stille will start in place of Khalil Davis, and he said of Davis' suspension by the Big Ten, "We don't condone what he did on the field." Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | NW | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | NW • NW week…

BTN preview: Northwestern @ Nebraska

10/2/19 | HuskerMax
The Big Ten Network previews the Oct. 5th clash between Northwestern and Nebraska. The two West Division teams have split their eight games since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011.        

Pernell: Recapping September

10/2/19 | Jeremy Pernell
September Recap Record/Results: 3-2 (3-2 overall, 1-1 Big Ten) Aug. 31st - #24 Nebraska (35) South Alabama (21) Sept. 7th - Colorado (34) #25 Nebraska (31)(OT) Sept. 14th - Nebraska (44) Northern Illinois (8) Sept. 21st - Nebraska (42) Illinois (38) Sept. 28th - #5 Ohio State (48) Nebraska (7)   What we saw on Offense: Through the first month…

Wednesday practice, Northwestern week

10/2/19 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said imprecise route-running has contributed to the Huskers’ struggles: “We’ve got to trust each other, and we’ve got to play together.” Refresh this page for the latest updates from Wednesday's practice. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | NW | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | NW • NW week reports: MON |…

Tuesday practice, Northwestern week

10/1/19 | HuskerMax
Coaches on defense said after Tuesday's practice that the Huskers need to be assignment-sound and force Northwestern's "patient" offense into mistakes. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | NW | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | NW • Monday presser • Stats matchup • Game page • Practice schedule  …

Husker Dan: Where Do the Huskers Go From Here?

9/30/19 | Husker Dan
Husker fans are scratching their heads in the aftermath of yet another Husker blow out loss, a 48-7 stomping Saturday night of a young Husker team trying to climb out of the abyss it's been mired in for far too many years.  To have even a chance against a team like the Buckeyes, Nebraska was going to have to bring…

Monday presser, Northwestern week

9/30/19 | HuskerMax
Coach Scott Frost defended the performance of Adrian Martinez, saying the sophomore quarterback has "played well all year, and he'll get better." Refresh this page for the latest updates from Monday's press conference. • Monday's transcripts • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | NW | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | NW • Stats matchup • Game…

Stryker Report: ESPN GameDay highlights busy weekend

9/29/19 | Tad Stryker
Lincoln was hopping the weekend of Sept. 27-28, as ESPN College GameDay and a major football facilities announcement provided optimism. Despite a one-sided loss to Ohio State, the weekend could be a foreshadowing of good things to come.    

2019 Nebraska-Northwestern stats matchup

9/29/19 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Wildcats match up statistically entering their Oct. 5th game in Lincoln. NEBRASKA 3-2 (1-1) NORTHWESTERN 1-3 (0-2) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 209.0 33 151.3 77 Passing offense 226.0 76 141.5 121 Pass efficiency 142.00 61 77.80 130 Total offense 435.0 47 292.8 126 Scoring offense 31.8 58 15.5 128 Rushing defense 167.0 88…

Stryker: High-level Buckeye intensity, talent smashes Huskers

9/29/19 | Tad Stryker
Woody Hayes once made an astute observation about football and adversity. “There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you,” Hayes said. The Nebraska Cornhuskers today may have the cleanest souls in all of major college football, courtesy of Hayes’ old team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, who hammered the Huskers 48-7 under the bright lights…

Highlights: Ohio State @ Nebraska

9/28/19 | HuskerMax
Highlights from the Big Ten Conference football game between Nebraska and Ohio State on Sept. 28, 2019. Full coverage and commentary on the game page.     What if I told you this was the scene inside Memorial Stadium tonight going into the fourth quarter and the opposing team was up 48-7? It was. Nebraska fans are some of the…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: When will ESPN GameDay return?

9/28/19 | Tad Stryker
Today’s Pregame Perspective looks beyond the hype and immediacy of a big football weekend in Lincoln. As I mingled with Husker fans on a sunny, crisp autumn morning outside Memorial Stadium, I thought about the future. ESPN College GameDay came to Lincoln Sept. 28 for the first time in 12 years. Acknowledging that, I asked 100 Nebraska fans who were…

The scene at College GameDay

9/28/19 | HuskerMax
Images, videos and observations from the ESPN College GameDay show in Lincoln before the 2019 Ohio State-Nebraska football game.   • Lincoln Journal Star | ESPN 'College GameDay' highlights: Union dons Gaylord's jersey, picks Huskers over Buckeyes • HuskerOnline | Nebraska head coach Scott Frost joined the crew of College GameDay on set • Omaha World-Herald* | Live 'GameDay' updates…

Facility plans unveiled

9/27/19 | HuskerMax
Plans for the North Stadium Expansion Project -- a new stand-alone training complex for Husker football -- were unveiled Friday. Below is a short flythrough video showing the plans, and here's the university's official release. Refresh this page for the latest coverage. | Updates & discussion     Coverage • Hail Varsity | Nebraska Announces $155 Million Football Facility Renovation…

BTN interview: Adrian Martinez on facing Ohio State

9/26/19 | HuskerMax
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez talked with the Big Ten Network about the Huskers' preparations for Saturday night's game against Ohio State. He downplayed the effect of the Buckeyes' switch to more zone coverage and said the Huskers are "really dialed in, we're focused. We're not listening too much to the outside noise, and we're ready to go out there and…

Thursday practice, Ohio State week

9/26/19 | HuskerMax
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost said the Huskers need to be "a mature enough team to look this challenge in the eye and rise to the occasion." Refresh this page for the latest updates from Thursday's practice. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | OSU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | OSU • OSU week reports:…

Gameday events & info

9/25/19 | HuskerMax
ESPN College GameDay The University of Nebraska will host ESPN's College GameDay on Saturday in Lincoln marking the show's first trip to Lincoln since 2007. ESPN will originate the show on the east side of Memorial Stadium, just outside the Nebraska Coliseum. College GameDay will air live on Saturday morning from 8-11 a.m. CT, with live segments from Lincoln on other ESPN…

Wednesday practice, Ohio State week

9/25/19 | HuskerMax
Maurice Washington is practicing in full pads this week after missing the second half against Illinois. Refresh this page for the latest updates from Wednesday morning's Nebraska football practice. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | OSU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | OSU • OSU week reports: MON | TUE • Stats matchup • Game…

Husker Dan: A B1G, Big Win for the Huskers!

9/24/19 | Husker Dan
I had a chance to visit Sunday morning with former Husker assistant and current Director of Player Development, Ron Brown, about what he thought was the feeling of the team after Saturday's 42-38 nail-biter win over the Fighting Illini. "Whew!" was his response. That pretty much sums up the feelings of most Husker fans, too.  What is important to remember…

Tuesday practice, Ohio State week

9/24/19 | HuskerMax
Defensive coaches commented on the challenges Nebraska will face Saturday in trying to contain Ohio State's potent offense. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | OSU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | OSU • Monday presser • Stats matchup • Game page • Practice schedule     Coverage •…

Monday presser, Ohio State week

9/23/19 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost described the Huskers' high-profile game Saturday against Ohio State as something “special” and said the players “need to know how to be comfortable in these situations.” Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday's transcripts • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | OSU | Flip sheet • Pregame notes • Stats matchup • Game page…

2019 Nebraska-Ohio State football stats matchup

9/22/19 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Buckeyes match up statistically entering their Sept. 28th game in Lincoln. NEBRASKA 3-1 (1-0)  OHIO STATE  4-0 (1-0) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 219.5 34 262.0 13 Passing offense 270.5 43 264.5 49 Pass efficiency 157.88 38 197.92 5 Total offense 490.0 25 526.5 14 Scoring offense 38.0 29 53.5 3 Rushing defense 116.8…

Postgame presser: 2019 Nebraska @ Illinois football

9/22/19 | HuskerMax
Here is what Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost and his players had to say after the Huskers' come-from-behind win over Illinois for the 900th victory in program history.                         RETURN TO GAME PAGE      

Postgame notes: 2019 Nebraska @ Illinois football

9/21/19 | HuskerMax
• Nebraska improved to 13-3-1 all-time against Illinois, including 4-2-1 in games played at Illinois. The Huskers a 6-1 against the Illini since joining the Big Ten. Nebraska improved to 6-3 in Big Ten openers, including 3-1 in Big Ten openers against Illinois. • Nebraska’s victory in tonight’s game is the 900th in the 130-year history of the Nebraska football…

Nebraska @ Illinois highlights

9/21/19 | HuskerMax
Highlights from Nebraska's comeback victory Saturday night against Illinois in the Big Ten Conference opener for both schools.                       Nebraska called game. Here's the defensive stand that sealed @HuskerFBNation's first road win since 2017: pic.twitter.com/7AVUhptmY8— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 22, 2019     LEAD CHANGE ALERT 🚨@wanda1erobinson scores TD…

We’re Back, Baby!

9/20/19 | Ryan Tweedy
We’re back, baby! I mean that in two ways. First, and most importantly, the Big Red Cobcast is back to writing these weekly articles (along with sharing our immediate post-game Facebook Live chats). You’re welcome. Secondly, Nebraska is clearly back to being a national title contender. Bring Lee Corso’s mummified corpse to Lincoln in 12 days. Tell Kirk Herbstreit and…

Thursday practice, Illinois week

9/19/19 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost recapped the week of game preparation but provided no news on the injury status of Brenden Jaimes or Cam Taylor-Britt. Refresh this page for the latest updates.   • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | ILL | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | ILL • ILL week reports: MON | TUE | WED • Stats…

Wednesday practice, Illinois week

9/18/19 | HuskerMax
Brenden Jaimes and Cam Taylor-Britt, both injured in the Northern Illinois game, were practicing Wednesday, but their status for the conference opener against Illinois is unknown. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | ILL | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | ILL • ILL week reports: MON | TUE •…

BTN preview: Nebraska @ Illinois

9/18/19 | HuskerMax
Watch the Big Ten Network's preview of Saturday night's game between Nebraska and Illinois. It will be the conference opener for both teams.     HUSKERMAX GAME PAGE    

GBRewind: Game 3

9/17/19 | HuskerMax
Ten-minute video recap of the Nebraska's football game against Northern Illinois, with behind-the-scenes locker room footage. | More highlights | Nebraska Football Show | HuskerMax game page        

Tuesday practice, Illinois week

9/17/19 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said the Huskers will be facing one of the Big Ten's best running backs in Illinois' Reggie Corbin. Refresh this page for the latest updates from Tuesday's practice. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | ILL | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | ILL • Monday presser • Stats matchup • Game page…

Husker Dan: Is NU Getting To Look More Like UCF?

9/16/19 | Husker Dan
LET THE BLOODY GAME BEGIN! Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska, the stage was set.  It was a night game at Memorial Stadium (is there a prettier sight than that?).  Nebraska was coming into the game after a mediocre performance at home against South Alabama in Game 1 of the season.  But more importantly, Husker fans were embarrassed for the Husker loss…

Monday presser, Illinois week

9/16/19 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on the Nebraska football team's preparations for Saturday night's game at Illinois. Frost said the Illini appear bigger and faster on defense than a year ago. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday's transcripts • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | ILL | Flip sheet • Game notes:…

2019 Nebraska-Illinois football stats matchup

9/15/19 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Fighting Illini match up statistically entering their Sept. 21st game in Champaign.   NEBRASKA 2-1 (0-0)  ILLINOIS  2-1 (0-0) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 171.7 68 168.0 72 Passing offense 251.7 59 239.3 69 Pass efficiency 150.78 48 151.56 47 Total offense 423.3 62 407.3 72 Scoring offense 36.7 37 34.7 44 Rushing defense…

Stryker: Four-D defense slams door on Northern Illinois

9/15/19 | Tad Stryker
It may be a bit much to call it the “Big D Family Reunion,” but the Davis brothers and the Daniels brothers stood shoulder to shoulder to accomplish a rarity for a Husker defense these days — keeping the opponent out of the end zone all game long. Nebraska found a bit more more offense during the first-ever night game…

Postgame notes: 2019 Nebraska vs. Northern Illinois football

9/15/19 | HuskerMax
Nebraska improved to 47-7 all-time in home night games at Memorial Stadium, with victories in 21 of its past 23 games under the lights in Lincoln. Nebraska improved to 6-1 all-time against current members of the Mid-American Conference, including 3-1 against Northern Illinois. The Nebraska offense averaged 8.1 yards per play for the game, including 11.2 yards per play in…

Photos: 2019 Nebraska vs. Northern Illinois football

9/15/19 | HuskerMax
Thanks to KLIN's Kenny Larabee for providing these photos of Saturday night's game between Northern Illinois and Nebraska. Click on an image to launch a slideshow. | Return to game page   Carols Davis pressures Northern Illinois QB Ross Bowers during the second quarter.JD Spielman prepares to catch a pass from QB Adrian Martinez that was good for a 41-yard…

Highlights: Nebraska vs Northern Illinois

9/14/19 | HuskerMax
Highlights from Saturday night's game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Northern Illinois Huskies at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Nebraska led throughout and coasted to a 44-8 victory. | Return to game page       Memorial Stadium was buzzing last night and @HuskerFBNation followed suit. 🌽 pic.twitter.com/4t0lILnoy1— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) September 15, 2019   Goal 👏 line 👏…

Thursday practice, Northern Illinois week

9/12/19 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost said the team “improved big-time in practice this week on both sides of the ball” and confirmed that Nebraska is adding a placekicker to the roster after reaching out to the men's soccer club. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | NIU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB…

Husker Dan: Have Husker Fans Drunk Too Much Kool-Aid?

9/11/19 | Husker Dan
After two weeks of inconsistent play, Husker fans might be wondering what is going on with the team and what is going to happen to the Husker football team this fall. Before the season began, we were led to believe that Year 2 of the Frost Era, the Huskers would be bigger, stronger, faster and in better condition than last…

Wednesday practice, Northern Illinois week

9/11/19 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said he needs to get more of his receivers involved in the passing game. Refresh this page for the latest updates from Wednesday's Nebraska football practice. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | NIU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | NIU • NIU week reports: MON | TUE • Stats matchup •…

Tuesday practice, Northern Illinois week

9/10/19 | HuskerMax
What went wrong after almost three quarters of solid defensive play in Boulder was one topic of discussion after Tuesday's practice even though the focus is now on Northern Illinois. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | NIU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | NIU • Stats matchup •…

Monday presser, Northern Illinois week

9/9/19 | HuskerMax
Coach Scott Frost and several players met with the press Monday to preview the Northern Illinois game and review the overtime loss at Colorado. Frost announced that safety Deontai Williams required shoulder surgery and is out indefinitely.   • Monday's transcripts • Updates & discussion • Depth chart • Game notes • Stats matchup • Game page • Practice schedule…

2019 Nebraska-Northern Illinois stats matchup

9/8/19 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Huskies match up statistically entering their Sept. 14th game in Lincoln.   NEBRASKA 1-1 (0-0)  NORTHERN ILLINOIS  1-1 (0-0) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 138.5 88 78.5 121 Passing offense 234.0 65 267.0 46 Pass efficiency 147.73 51 143.37 59 Total offense 372.5 88 345.5 96 Scoring offense 33.0 57 20.5 98 Rushing defense…

Stryker: Belief in Frost, Martinez takes big hit in Colorado loss

9/7/19 | Tad Stryker
Remember a couple of weeks ago, when quite a few people (including me) were optimistic about Nebraska’s chances in the Big Ten West this season based on the logic that the Cornhuskers had the best coach-quarterback combination in the league? Well, we don’t look so smart now. The Scott Frost-Adrian Martinez connection is off to an unexpected stumbling start in…

2019 Nebraska @ Colorado postgame notes

9/7/19 | HuskerMax
• Nebraska, playing an overtime game for the seventh consecutive season, fell to 8-6 all-time in overtime. The Huskers have lost their last five overtime games since winning at Iowa on Nov. 28, 2014. • With 31 points, Nebraska scored 28 points or more in its eighth straight game against Colorado, including 27 or more points in nine straight visits…

Highlights vs. Colorado

9/7/19 | HuskerMax
Here are video highlights from Nebraska's 34-31 overtime loss Saturday to Colorado in Boulder. | Return to game page       Comeback complete! After blowing a 17-point lead to @CUBuffsFootball, Nebraska misses a 48-yard FG in OT to end the game. pic.twitter.com/jCEelh81X6 — FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 7, 2019     WHAT A CATCH TONY BROWN 🔥🔥🔥@CUBuffsFootball ties…

Urban Meyer on the Huskers

9/6/19 | HuskerMax
Former coach Urban Meyer analyzes the Blackshirt defense of Nebraska and the abilities of the Huskers' starting quarterback, Adrian Martinez, in these two BTN videos.     Why does @CoachMeyerOSU think @MartinezTheQB can be "exceptional"? Partly because of his skills in @HuskerFBNation's RPO reads, which Urban and @gerrydinardo break down in-depth: pic.twitter.com/7fte85nI4F— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) September 6, 2019  …

Thursday practice, Colorado week

9/5/19 | HuskerMax
Coach Scott Frost said the Nebraska offense was "leaps and bounds" better this week in practice, but there's uncertainty at placekicker as the Huskers get set for their trip to Colorado. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | CU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | CU • CU week…

Wednesday practice, Colorado week

9/4/19 | HuskerMax
Quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco discussed the offense's struggles in the season opener and said both he and Adrian Martinez had a “piss poor” day. “I’m in charge of getting him ready to go and I didn’t do a very good job. I gotta get better.” Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB…

Husker Dan: NU Will CU In Boulder

9/3/19 | Husker Dan
MUST LIST There are a couple of preconditions for any aspiring football team: #1.) Take care of your home field and #2.) Win the games you're supposed to win. Mission accomplished on both counts for Nebraska after its 35-21 win over the underdog Jag-"wires" of South Alabama. Wait, you say the win wasn't pretty? That it was sloppy and had…

Tuesday practice: Colorado week

9/3/19 | HuskerMax
Defensive assistant coaches and several players met with reporters after Tuesday's practice as the Huskers point toward Saturday's game at Colorado. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | CU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | CU • Stats matchup • Monday presser • Roster • Game page • Practice…

Monday presser: Colorado week

9/2/19 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on the Nebraska football team's preparations for Saturday's game at Colorado and what they must do better than they did against South Alabama in the season opener. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday's transcripts • Updates & discussion • Depth chart • Game notes • Stats matchup • Roster…

2019 Nebraska-Colorado stats matchup

9/2/19 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Buffaloes match up statistically entering their Sept. 7th game in Boulder. National rankings are based on games played through Sept. 1. NEBRASKA 1-0 (0-0)  COLORADO  1-0 (0-0) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 98.0 97 243.0 29 Passing offense 178.0 94 232.0 64 Pass efficiency 117.96 92 195.44 11 Total offense 276.0 108 475.0 44…

Monday Morning Quarterback: Where are you looking for the most offensive improvement for the Huskers vs. Colorado – running or passing?

9/2/19 | SquareOffs
Yes, the Huskers did not dominate as was expected against South Alabama. Still, they found a way to win, thanks to the defense getting turnovers and scores. Going into this weekend's game it is clear that Coach Frost and the team have work ahead of them compete in the Big Ten this year. The Husker offense struggled all game, going…

Stryker: Blackshirts’ 5 takeaways bail out frustrating offense

8/31/19 | Tad Stryker
The good news: there were no thunderstorms in Lincoln Saturday. The bad news: There was very little thunder or lightning in the Nebraska offense Saturday. So you were ready for a big opening-game statement. So you figured Adrian Martrinez and the Husker offense would slice up South Alabama and the second-team offensive line could get some much-needed work in the…

Big-play defense carries Huskers

8/31/19 | HuskerMax
Big plays by the defense, including two returns for touchdowns, bailed out the Huskers in their season opener Saturday against heavy underdog South Alabama. While the Nebraska offense sputtered most of the day, defensive touchdowns by Eric Lee and Alex Davis provided the winning margin. The offense accounted for just two of Nebraska's five touchdowns as another Husker score came…

2019 Nebraska-South Alabama football postgame notes

8/31/19 | HuskerMax
• Nebraska was victorious in its season opener for the 33rd time in the past 35 seasons. Nebraska improved to 98-27-5 all-time in season openers, including 85-14-3 in season openers in Lincoln. • Nebraska improved to 14-0 all-time in games played in August, 2-0 against South Alabama and 10-1 all-time against current members of the Sun Belt Conference. • Today’s…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Ready for first look at Wan’Dale Robinson

8/31/19 | Tad Stryker
It’s Scott Frost’s second season in Lincoln, but Nebraska football seems newer than ever, and excitement was at a high level on campus despite rainy Saturday morning weather. New faces bring new expectations, and my pregame question focused on Cornhuskers making their first game appearance. I asked 100 Husker fans this question before they entered the stadium for the NU-South…

Pernell: Previewing the Special Teams

8/30/19 | Jeremy Pernell
It's not just on defense where Nebraska needs to vastly improve to become a Big Ten contender. The special teams units for the Huskers have bounced between below-average and atrocious for the last four seasons. Jovan Dewitt's unit struggled for the first half of the 2018 season but started seeing some improvements as the season wore on. A big bugaboo…

Pernell: Previewing the Secondary

8/29/19 | Jeremy Pernell
Travis Fisher did a remarkable job with this secondary last season. It's hard to remember now, but a year ago the lack of proven depth at defensive back was one of the biggest concerns on the team heading into Scott Frost's first season. Fisher said last years game against Northwestern was the most difficult for him. The Wildcats threw it 64…

Limited Edition Nebraska Five-Time Football National Champions Bobblehead

8/29/19 | David Max
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum just unveiled an officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead commemorating Nebraska’s five football National Championships. The bobblehead features Nebraska mascot Herbie Husker surrounded by five championship rings on the base of the bobblehead, which is in the shape of Nebraska’s logo. A commemorative backing lists the years of Nebraska’s titles, which were in 1970,…
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