2018 Articles

Stats matchup: 2019 vs. 2018 Nebraska football

12/1/19 | HuskerMax
The season is over and there's no game to preview, but our stats matchup isn't taking Sunday off. Here's how the 2019 and 2018 Nebraska football teams compare statistically against each other.     2019 HUSKERS 5-7 (3-6) 2018 HUSKERS 4-8 (3-6) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 203.3 32 209.0 28 Passing offense 212.6 82 247.2 51 Pass efficiency…

Reds win spring finale

4/14/19 | HuskerMax
Five quarterbacks played, with sophomores Adrian Martinez and Noah Vedral each topping 100 yards passing. Jaylin Bradley and Brody Belt were the leading rushers, with 57 and 53 yards respectively. Miles Jones, Todd Honas, Wyatt Mazour and Bradley each caught three passes, and Kade Warner led all receivers with 58 yards. Get all the details on the game page.

HUSKER DAN: TO PLAY OR NOT TO PLAY?

1/23/19 | Husker Dan
The Scene: It's December, 2020.  Nebraska is just coming off a loss in the B1G championship game with an 11-2 record and a number 10 national ranking.   As a reward for the season, NU is headed to the Peach Bowl to play Auburn on New Year's Day (2021) in Atlanta. Meanwhile Husker junior quarterback, Adrian Martinez, was the runner up…

Stryker: Shorten NCAA regular season to 11 games, expand playoff to 8 teams

1/1/19 | Tad Stryker
Is four enough? Would eight be enough? Would even 16 be enough? More than any other, major college football is a sport of endless disputes. For its millions of fans, this is an issue that will never disappear. Not if the College Football Playoff field remains at four until its current contract expires at the end of the 2025 season.…

Husker Dan: Best of 2018 Husker season

12/12/18 | Husker Dan
It's hard to believe another year of college football is about to end.  Only the bowl season awaits.  But for the second straight season, Husker fans will have no bowl game to look forward to.  And unfortunately, the Huskers' theme song will once again be "I'll Be Home for Christmas." But even in a 4-8 season, there is still a…

Husker Dan: 2018 Top Ten Husker Honor Roll

12/5/18 | Husker Dan
Thanksgiving and Christmas are times of the year when people give thanks for the many blessings they have. It is in that spirit that I announce my Top Ten 2018 Husker Honor Roll.  My over worked and under paid staff has helped compile the list.  We've included the people and events that have had the most positive impact on the 2018 Husker…

Stryker: How much better will Duval alone make 2019 Huskers?

12/5/18 | Tad Stryker
In Scott Frost’s first season, Nebraska barely missed breaking even with a team significantly lacking in size and strength. It’s just a benchmark — playing .500 football is not something for a Cornhusker team to get excited about — and it shows just how far behind the Nebraska strength and conditioning program fell during three years under Mike Riley. This…

Pernell: 2018 All-Big Ten Team

11/28/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Offense QB: Dwayne Haskins (Soph.) Ohio State RB: Jonathan Taylor (Soph.) Wisconsin (2x) RB: Devine Ozigbo (Sr.) Nebraska WR: Rondale Moore (Fr.) Purdue WR: Stanley Morgan (Sr.) Nebraska (2x) TE: T.J. Hockenson (Soph.) Iowa OT: Isaiah Prince (Sr.) Ohio State OT: Jon Runyan Jr. (Sr.) Michigan OG: Michael Deiter (Sr.) Wisconsin (2x) OG: Beau Benzschawel (Sr.) Wisconsin (2x) C: Tyler…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #237: Offseason Hate Week

11/26/18 | Patrick Janssen
A lot of things about Friday sucked. There were plenty of positives, but the unfortunate truth is that losing to Iowa trumped all of that in the moment. It was a punch to the stomach, the nose and the testicles all at once. But there was something even worse than that: the clear-eyed realization that this thing is truly headed…

Husker Dan: Huskers’ stock is on the rise

11/26/18 | Husker Dan
It's almost December and the cold reality (and the weather, too) is that the Huskers have played their last game of the season. And for the second straight year, there will be no bowl game for Nebraska. Even more painful is that there will be no extra practice time for this year's young Husker program that is on the rise.…

Stryker: Huskers fought from behind all season to build a brighter future

11/23/18 | Tad Stryker
Scott Frost served notice at Big Ten Media Days. "People better get us now," he said, "because we're going to keep getting better." Eight teams stepped up and took their shot, five of them beating Nebraska by less than a touchdown during Frost’s maiden voyage at his alma mater. A lost-turned-found-season finished on a bittersweet note on Black Friday, with…

Hawkeyes nip Huskers at wire

11/23/18 | HuskerMax
Photo courtesy Huskers.com | Miguel Recinos hit a 41-yard field goal on the final play, and Iowa emerged with a 31-28 victory Friday at Kinnick Stadium. Nebraska rallied from a 28-13 deficit to force a 28-28 tie before Iowa drove for the game-winning score. Tight end T.J. Hockinson caught a 10-yard pass on fourth down to keep the Iowa drive…

Postgame notes: 2018 Nebraska @ Iowa football

11/23/18 | HuskerMax
• Senior receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. caught seven passes for 81 yards in the game. With his 81 receiving yards, Morgan set Nebraska season and career receiving yardage records. Morgan finishes his career with 2,747 career receiving yards, surpassing Kenny Bell’s previous record of 2,689 yards. He totaled 1,004 yards in 2018, breaking his own season record of 986 receiving…

Wednesday practice, Iowa week

11/21/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said "we've got our fingers crossed" on receiver JD Spielman's availability for Friday's game at Iowa. He said that despite the short week, "I think the guys are as ready as they have been for any game." Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | IOWA | Flip sheet • Game notes:…

Husker Dan: The Sod Couple, Part VIII

11/20/18 | Husker Dan
This Friday will be the eighth meeting of the "Sod Couple" - the name I've given this "rivalry" game between Iowa and Nebraska.  (The record stands at 4-3 in favor of Iowa.) If you are old enough to remember the very funny play called "The Odd Couple", you'll know how I came up with the name.  Others have called the…

Tuesday practice, Iowa week

11/20/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska's offensive and defensive coordinators and several players commented on the Huskers' preparations for Friday's game against Iowa. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | IOWA | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | IOWA • Monday presser • Game page • Practice schedule   Coverage • Lincoln Journal Star | Rapid Reaction: Watson likes…

Monday presser, Iowa week

11/19/18 | HuskerMax
Antonio Reed has earned a Blackshirt before his final game as a Husker, and JD Spielman's status remains iffy for Friday's season finale at Iowa. Coach Scott Frost said rivalry games "are kind of for the fans more than the players. We have to prepare like we're playing anybody else." Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday transcripts…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #236: Hope and Hate (or Hate and Hope?)

11/19/18 | Patrick Janssen
Despite one of my more favorite Husker victories in recent memory, Nebraska was officially eliminated from bowl contention late Saturday night. BYU's thumping of New Mexico State was the final nail in the coffin for the Huskers' postseason hopes. But not for their long-term hopes. Things are about to get good in our neck of the woods. REEEAL GOOD. So…

2018 Nebraska-Iowa stats matchup

11/18/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Hawkeyes match up statistically entering their Nov. 23rd game in Iowa City.   NEBRASKA 4-7 (3-5)  IOWA  7-4 (4-4) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense215.328152.588 Passing offense246.053234.564 Pass efficiency135.0864135.6062 Total offense461.320387.079 Scoring offense30.26131.547 Rushing defense189.491100.88 Pass defense245.591180.117 Pass eff. defense118.0634113.0122 Total defense434.896280.96 Scoring defense31.38916.59 Net punting37.097535.8796 Punt returns9.935511.0443 Kickoff returns15.8612328.453 Turnover margin-0.09770.6422 Tackles for loss5.489 5.5 78…

Postgame notes, 2018 Nebraska-Michigan State football

11/17/18 | HuskerMax
With today’s 9-6 victory, Nebraska now leads the all-time series with Michigan State 9-2, including 6-1 in Lincoln. Today’s victory is believed to be Nebraska’s first without scoring a touchdown since Nov. 27, 1937, when Nebraska won 3-0 at Kansas State. Running back Devine Ozigbo rushed 18 times for 74 yards to increase his season rushing total to 1,032. That…

Huskers stop Spartans in snow

11/17/18 | HuskerMax
Kenny Larabee photo, KLIN | Barret Pickering kicked three fourth-quarter field goals, including a career-long 47-yarder for the win, as the Huskers won a defensive battle against Michigan State on a windy and snowy day in Lincoln. Antonio Reed sparked Nebraska with a sack and forced fumble in the fourth quarter to set up one of Pickering's kicks. Details on…

Tribute to Sam Foltz & Mike Sadler

11/17/18 | HuskerMax
Tribute was paid to Nebraska's Sam Foltz and Michigan State's Mike Sadler Saturday before the Nebraska-Michigan State game. The two punters died in a traffic accident in July of 2016.   Touching moment at the 50 yard line with the families of Sam Foltz & Mike Sadler pic.twitter.com/5s6P1PnqYL— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) November 17, 2018     .@MSU_Football & @HuskerFBNation honor…

Thursday practice, Michigan State week

11/15/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said Nebraska will face a stiff challenge in running the ball against the Spartans. As for injuries: "We've got a bunch of guys nicked up. Guys trying to get through practice. ... That's just November football. We'll do everything we can to get everybody as healthy as we can." Refresh this page for the latest updates.…

Wednesday practice, Michigan State week

11/14/18 | HuskerMax
Receiver JD Spielman has been limited in practice this week, and his status is day to day. "The good thing about JD is he knows the offense in and out, so he doesn't need a whole lot of practice time to stay sharp," said offensive coordinator Troy Walters. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB |…

Husker Dan: Third and Two

11/13/18 | Husker Dan
Don't look now, but the Husker team that couldn't win any games in the first half of the season now has won three of its last four and has a chance to win five total games this year.  Amazing, right?  But I haven't seen many Husker fans dancing in the streets.  At least not yet. The reason is simple.  Nebraska…

Tuesday practice, Michigan State week

11/13/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said the Huskers expect Michigan State to "try to do what they probably are really good at — being physical and running the football." Saturday's game will come one week after Nebraska surrendered a season-worst 383 rushing yards to Illinois. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | MSU | Flip sheet…

Monday presser, Michigan State week

11/12/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on Nebraska's preparations for Saturday's game against Michigan State, the final game at Memorial Stadium for the Husker seniors. Frost said creating big plays will be a challenge against MSU's stout defense. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday transcripts • Depth chart • Game notes • Game page •…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #235: Cautious Optimism

11/12/18 | Patrick Janssen
This team is going to compete every week. I have no doubt of that. It's the first time I've felt confident enough to make that statement about Husker football since Eric Crouch was forced to play catch-up against Colorado for 60 minutes in 2001. This team is going to compete. But with the rocky start to the season (which in…

2018 Nebraska-Michigan State stats matchup

11/11/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Spartans match up statistically entering their Nov. 17th game in Lincoln.   NEBRASKA 3-7 (2-5) MICH. STATE 6-4 (4-3) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense226.522118.4116 Passing offense256.142233.368 Pass efficiency141.7151110.56118 Total offense482.613351.7110 Scoring offense32.34021.7117 Rushing defense194.09076.51 Pass defense255.4101250.897 Pass eff. defense124.5645118.8437 Total defense449.4107327.321 Scoring defense33.810319.717 Net punting36.698036.5084 Punt returns10.92436.12102 Kickoff returns15.9612423.4727 Turnover margin-0.10740.1058 Tackles for loss5.388 6.6 42…

Stryker: Huskers want late-season surge to honor seniors

11/10/18 | Tad Stryker
Scott Frost is making the transition from frustrated father to a proud papa. No, I have no clue how his 1-year-old son is doing. I’m talking about who he deals with inside Memorial Stadium during Year One — the players he inherited and the players he recruited. In the relaxed atmosphere of his postgame press conference, just for a moment,…

Huskers outscore Illini

11/10/18 | HuskerMax
Kenny Larabee photo, KLIN | Adrian Martinez threw for 290 yards and Devine Ozigbo ran for 162 yards and three scores to lead Nebraska past error-prone Illinois, 54-35. Huskers rolled up 606 total yards on a cold and windy afternoon, and Illinois -- led by former Husker backup quarterback AJ Bush -- amassed 509 yards. Stanley Morgan Jr. caught eight…

BTN Adrian Martinez feature

11/10/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska coach Scott Frost discusses his freshman quarterback's recruitment and improvement throughout his debut season for the Huskers.      

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Bad-weather games bring warm memories

11/10/18 | Tad Stryker
In the Northern Great Plains, inclement weather inevitably collides with football Saturday, although not as often as we might think. Before Nebraska hosted Illinois on a windy, wintry day, I departed from my usual pregame surveyor 100 Husker fans, and went out in search of their bad-weather game stories. Most years, Lincoln experiences temperatures in the 20s or 30s in…

2018 Nebraska Alternative Uniforms Reviewed

11/10/18 | Dave Feit
On Saturday, Nebraska will wear special "Memorial Tribute"* uniforms, which draw strong design influence from the uniforms the 1923 Huskers wore.  Why 1923?  That was the first season NU played at Memorial Stadium. *Let's take a second to address Adidas's ridiculous name for this uniform.  At best, "memorial tribute" sounds similarly synonymous and slightly redundant.  At worst, it describes an…

Thursday practice, Illinois week

11/8/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said the Illini are "playing for a lot" and will come to Lincoln motivated and expecting to win. He said the cold temperatures expected Saturday shouldn't be a factor, but the wind might be. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | ILL | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | ILL…

Wednesday practice, Illinois week

11/7/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said Illinois is using "a whole different defense" after the recent resignation of defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson. He also said freshman running back Miles Jones had shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | ILL | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB…

Husker Dan: And Then There Were Three

11/6/18 | Husker Dan
After the Huskers' embarrassing 56-10 loss earlier this season at Michigan, Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost declared, "This is our darkest moment. And remember, it's always darkest before the dawn." (I'm paraphrasing.) And most of us were fine with the positive nature of Frost's words, but many thought the bottom would not be reached until the Huskers faced Ohio…

Feit: Moral Buck-tories & Progress

11/6/18 | Dave Feit
Let's talk for a minute about "moral victories". Scott Frost doesn't want to acknowledge moral victories, and I don't blame him.  Most competitors would rather punch their mother than celebrate a moral victory.  You either win or you lose...and unfortunately this Nebraska team will end the season with more losses than wins.  Nobody wants to be a part of team that…

Tuesday practice, Illinois week

11/6/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said the defense is improving, particularly in forcing turnovers, but is still "not even close" to where it needs to be. He said Illinois has a "dynamic" running back in Reggie Corbin, who had 213 yards on just 13 carries Saturday against Minnesota. Head coach Scott Frost also spoke after Tuesday's practice on the Big Ten…

Monday presser, Illinois week

11/5/18 | HuskerMax
“We’ve had some great moral victories this year, and those don’t count for anything,” head coach Scott Frost said of the close loss at Ohio State. Frost and several players commented on the game and Nebraska's preparations for Illinois and former Husker backup quarterback AJ Bush. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday transcripts • Depth charts: NEB…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #234: A Different Kind of Loss

11/5/18 | Patrick Janssen
We've done seven Cobcasts and seven Facebook Live chats after losses this season. And we've done a hell of a lot more if you include the past few seasons. Since starting this podcast in 2014, we've witnessed 30 losses. That's the exact same number of wins we've seen in that amount of time. Yet, somehow, this loss felt differently. We've…

2018 Nebraska vs. Illinois stats matchup

11/4/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Fighting Illini match up statistically entering their Nov. 10th game in Lincoln.   NEBRASKA 2-7 (1-5) ILLINOIS 4-5 (2-4) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense216.632249.411 Passing offense252.346166.6113 Pass efficiency138.9755115.16112 Total offense468.919416.059 Scoring offense29.96129.066 Rushing defense173.081240.3122 Pass defense269.8113284.4121 Pass eff. defense128.6658150.72110 Total defense442.8105524.8127 Scoring defense33.710136.9116 Net punting35.789638.4949 Punt returns9.80565.46110 Kickoff returns16.8812017.71113 Turnover margin-0.44940.3341 Tackles for loss5.385 5.2 93…

Thursday practice, Ohio State week

11/1/18 | HuskerMax
Coach Scott Frost said the Huskers will go to Columbus believing they can win, which he said wasn't the case with some players in the game at Michigan. He said defensive lineman DaiShon Neal will miss the rest of the season because of injury, and Noah Vedral is now the No. 2 quarterback. Refresh this page for the latest updates.…

Wednesday practice, Ohio State week

10/31/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said after Wednesday's practice that the Huskers must be able to run the ball Saturday in Columbus. “You can’t drop back 50, 60 times and expect to beat the Buckeyes,” he said. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | OSU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | OSU • OSU…

Husker Dan: OSU Another “Dream” Game?

10/30/18 | Husker Dan
Last Saturday, the Huskers hosted the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman in what was a makeup game for the September 1st Husker home opener with the Akron Zips that was canceled due to strong storms. But Saturday, dozens of non-starters got to play in front of nearly 90,000 Husker fans on an absolutely gorgeous fall afternoon. For many of those players, Saturday's…

Tuesday practice, Ohio State week

10/30/18 | HuskerMax
Coaches and players on defense commented on the Nebraska football team's preparations for Saturday's game against No. 8 Ohio State and the Buckeyes' potent offense. Head coach Scott Frost also spoke after Tuesday's practice in the Big Ten coaches teleconference. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | OSU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB…

Big Red Cobcast: I’m a proud homer

10/30/18 | Ryan Tweedy
ho·mer /ˈhōmər/ (noun): a person, man or woman, who believes that under the tutelage of Scott Frost, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are capable of anything and everything. I, Ryan Tweedy of the Lincoln Tweedys, am a proud homer and with that in mind I declare that the Nebraska Cornhuskers will defeat the Urban Meyer lead Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, The…
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Monday presser, Ohio State week

10/29/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on the Nebraska football team's preparations for Saturday's game against No. 8 Ohio State. Frost said of the Buckeyes: "I don't have any doubt we're going to get their best shot after a loss two weeks ago and two weeks of practice and grinding." Refresh this page for the latest updates. •…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #233: A Storm’s a Brewin’!

10/29/18 | Patrick Janssen
Wasn't this supposed to be the uneventful weekend? First, it was supposed to be a bye weekend. Then it was turned into an almost-bye weekend with Bethune-Cookman. And the pressure of nabbing Scott Frost's first win was already removed. But here we are celebrating what turned out to be quite the eventful weekend. Yeah, sure, Nebraska won and made it…

2018 Nebraska-Ohio State stats matchup

10/28/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Buckeyes match up statistically entering their Nov. 3rd game in Columbus.   NEBRASKA 2-6 (1-4) OHIO STATE 7-1 (4-1) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense220.629171.868 Passing offense250.646383.82 Pass efficiency138.2957174.105 Total offense471.318555.53 Scoring offense29.86243.08 Rushing defense166.071149.657 Pass defense272.0110241.185 Pass eff. defense127.7959126.5953 Total defense438.0102390.868 Scoring defense33.410122.942 Net punting37.417442.394 Punt returns11.11416.3995 Kickoff returns17.2711520.8661 Turnover margin-0.751060.7517 Tackles for loss5.678 7.8 20…

Stryker: Huskers enjoy family fun day, starters rest in Bethune-Cookman rout

10/27/18 | Tad Stryker
Nebraska players and coaches have kept their heads up after finding some brutally unexpected ways to lose games over the season’s first half. So after a baptism by fire, a little R&R and comfort food may not be a bad idea. That’s just what Nebraska’s football team and fan base got on a beautiful October afternoon. A picnic-atmosphere 45-9 win…

Huskers tame Wildcats

10/27/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska put the game away early and then substituted freely in the second half in a 45-9 win over Bethune-Cookman. The Wildcats were kept out of the end zone until the game's final play. Devine Ozigbo rushed for 110 yards on 11 carries, and Stanley Morgan had seven receptions for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns. JD Spielman added…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Vedral has a large following

10/27/18 | Tad Stryker
Nebraska fans recognize that in freshman Adrian Martinez, they have a budding all-conference-caliber quarterback growing up before their eyes. But they also hope to see a local athlete make good as his backup. Noah Vedral, who played his high school football at Bishop Neumann in Wahoo, has a lot of fans anxious to see him get some playing time. He…

Thursday practice, Bethune-Cookman week

10/25/18 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost said it was the best Thursday practice yet, with good attention to detail, as the Huskers wrapped up preparations for Bethune-Cookman. "We need to make sure we're better than last week and we're moving in the right direction," Frost said. "Doesn't matter if we're playing Ohio State or Bethune-Cookman." Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth…

Ticket & parking info: B-CU game

10/24/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska football season ticket holders received a new ticket for Saturday’s game with Bethune-Cookman. The original ticket from the Akron game will not be valid for admission. Season ticket holders should have received tickets for Saturday’s game either via e-mail (print-at-home tickets) or by first class mail. Husker fans who purchase season parking permits through Nebraska Athletics should also have…

Wednesday practice, Bethune-Cookman week

10/24/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters and other assistant coaches and players commented on the Nebraska football team's preparations for Saturday's game against Bethune-Cookman. Defensive tackle Mick Stoltenberg, who has been out with a knee injury, has been practicing this week and hopes to play this weekend. Ben Stille also explained his decision not to accept his Blackshirt. Refresh this page for…

Husker Dan: Husker Fans, Now What?

10/23/18 | Husker Dan
Winner, winner, Chicken dinner! I'm not sure what the coaches and players ate after Nebraska's 53-28 thrashing of the Minnesota Golden Rodents Saturday night in Lincoln, but I think we can be sure it wasn't the turkey the team had been stuffing itself with the past 10 games. No, this was a celebratory win-a relief win, a feel good win-a…

Big Red Cobcast: VICTORY!

10/23/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Man, I never thought I could feel this good about being 1-6. It's almost embarrassing. Plus, if we're being honest Im not sure I'd feel the same if it was ANYBODY but Scott Frost. I feel like Husker fans have a secret that we've known about since December and everyone else is just starting to figure it out. What makes…
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Tuesday practice, Bethune-Cookman week

10/23/18 | HuskerMax
Assistant coaches and players on defense commented on the Nebraska football team's preparations for Saturday's game against Bethune-Cookman. Additional Blackshirts have been issued to Tre Neal, Lamar Jackson, Khalil Davis and Carlos Davis. Ben Stille was offered one but turned it down because he didn't think he had practiced well enough. Head coach Scott Frost also spoke after practice in…

Monday presser, Bethune-Cookman week

10/22/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on Nebraska's preparations for Saturday's game against Bethune-Cookman and the win over Minnesota. The Huskers skipped their usual Monday practice, getting a "bye day" during what originally was a bye week on the 2018 schedule. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday transcripts • Depth charts: NEB | B-C |…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #232: VICTORY!

10/22/18 | Patrick Janssen
It's time for a new streak. One of a different stripe. 10-game losing streaks are fun and all (I'm lying), but six-game winning streaks to go to a bowl game? That's where the party's at. Maybe I'm putting the cart ahead of the horse. You'll have to forgive me. It's been a while. I'm bathing in the glory of a…

2018 Nebraska vs. Bethune-Cookman stats matchup

10/21/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Wildcats match up statistically entering their Oct. 27th game in Lincoln.   NEBRASKA  1-6 (1-4) BETHUNE-COOKMAN 4-4 (2-2) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense219.924153.967 Passing offense251.946211.570 Pass efficiency139.5657134.6447 Total offense471.721365.475 Scoring offense27.67632.431 Rushing defense169.681183.874 Pass defense280.3119202.038 Pass eff. defense132.0171119.0529 Total defense449.9111385.852 Scoring defense36.911531.073 Net punting35.659534.2376 Punt returns2.8812410.7139 Kickoff returns17.2711426.688 Turnover margin-1.00117-0.3882 Tackles for loss5.484 5.9 76 Sacks2.29…

Stryker: Huskers strike early and often, end long winter by thrashing Minnesota

10/20/18 | Tad Stryker
As dusk settled over Memorial Stadium at the end of a gorgeous October day, the remains of a long nightmarish winter melted away, leaving the sensation of spring as it settled over the Sea of Red while the clock counted down the final minutes to Nebraska’s 53-28 victory over Minnesota Saturday. Long losing streaks aren’t supposed to happen at the…

Huskers run over Gophers

10/20/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska exorcised its demons to thwart a second-half Minnesota comeback attempt and roll to a 53-28 win over Minnesota. The Huskers scored early and often as Nebraska notched its first win under coach Scott Frost to the delight 89,272 fans in the 365th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska’s 25-point win included several stat lines that stirred the echoes of…

1st half notes: 2018 Minnesota @ Nebraska

10/20/18 | HuskerMax
JD Spielman caught seven passes for 68 yards in the first half. He increased his career receptions total to 102, become the 12th Husker to reach 100 career receptions and the first to do so before his junior season. He is one reception and 21 receiving yards from cracking top 10 in both career catches and receiving yards. Spielman’s nine-yard…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Ziggy in top form at midseason – again

10/20/18 | Tad Stryker
Devine Ozigbo has impressed Nebraska fans with excellent starts to back-to-back seasons, according to my surveys at the midpoints of the 2017 and 2018 seasons. On Saturday morning before the Minnesota game, I reprised my midseason survey of the previous year, with a slight twist. My question last season was, “Who was Nebraska’s most valuable player during the first half…

Thursday practice, Minnesota week

10/18/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said defensive tackle Mick Stoltenberg is getting closer to returning to game action, and so is linebacker Tyrin Ferguson. He said Nebraska has had a great week of practices in preparation for Saturday's game against Minnesota. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | MIN | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB…

Wednesday practice, Minnesota week

10/17/18 | HuskerMax
Noah Vedral is taking second-team reps with Andrew Bunch, quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco said after Wednesday's practice. Offensive line coach Greg Austin said his group has improved in technique and communication since the start of the season. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | MIN | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | MIN •…

Husker Dan: Rodent revenge for the Huskers?

10/16/18 | Husker Dan
Everyday, it's a gettin' closer,  Goin' faster than a roller coaster. -"Everyday" by Buddy Holly and the Crickets   "If I hit you and knock you down, that's on ME.  If I come back the next day and you're still lying on the ground, that's on YOU." -Coach Ron Brown, current Director of Player Personnel for the University of Nebraska…

Tuesday practice, Minnesota week

10/16/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander discussed penalties and recruiting and broke down what went wrong for the defense late in the Northwestern game. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | MIN | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | MIN • Monday presser • Pregame page • Practice schedule   Coverage • Husker247 | Quick Hits:…

Throwback to the 1920s

10/15/18 | HuskerMax
The University of Nebraska and Adidas on Monday unveiled the new Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniforms, which will make their on-field debut for the Cornhuskers’ game against Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 10. POLL: YEA OR NAY? MORE COVERAGE GET THE JERSEY 2018 marks 100 years since the culmination of World War I. The alternate uniforms pay tribute to the…

Monday presser, 2018 Minnesota week

10/15/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on the overtime loss at Northwestern and Nebraska's preparations for Saturday's game against Minnesota. Frost said Monday's practice was the best yet and he's happy with the program's culture. "I don't want the guys to get used to losing and be OK with it. I know the vast majority of our team…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #231: And So It Continues

10/15/18 | Patrick Janssen
Ten in a row. Loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss. That's what Husker football looks like right now. That's not a Scott Frost thing. That's not a Mike Riley thing. That's a Nebraska thing. This has unfortunately become our culture. There are times it feels like it's…

2018 Nebraska-Minnesota stats matchup

10/14/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Golden Gophers match up statistically entering their Oct. 20th game in Lincoln.   NEBRASKA 0-6 (0-4) MINNESOTA 3-3 (0-3) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense192.744150.591 Passing offense247.854200.0101 Pass efficiency131.5075115.54112 Total offense440.542350.5109 Scoring offense23.310725.592 Rushing defense177.087121.528 Pass defense268.8109232.777 Pass eff. defense130.6864129.0461 Total defense445.8109354.245 Scoring defense38.311724.554 Net punting35.299541.2917 Punt returns2.8812428.671 Kickoff returns17.4011120.6471 Turnover margin-1.17121-1.00119 Tackles for loss6.064 6.2 58…

Stryker: Huskers add to bad reputation by puking up big fourth-quarter lead

10/13/18 | Tad Stryker
As Nebraska’s football family battles its way through unprecedented self-inflicted pain and suffering, there are no shortage of opinions on the best way to end it. And not all Nebraska fans are handling it well. You already know that if you listened to the postgame radio call-in shows. Nebraska’s dirty laundry is being broadcast throughout the nation. Some people look…

Thursday practice, Northwestern week

10/11/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said Nebraska has had its best week of practice heading into Saturday's game at Northwestern. He provided several injury updates and commented on what he believes is an unfair advantage to schools whose classes are on a quarters system. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | NW | Flip sheet •…

Wednesday practice, Northwestern week

10/10/18 | HuskerMax
The Huskers practiced outside on the grass Wednesday to prepare for Northwestern's notoriously slow field, but running backs coach Ryan Held said he doesn't expect the surface in Evanston to be much of a factor. Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said of true freshman Maurice Washington, "We're going to find ways to get him the ball" on both running and passing…

Tuesday practice, Northwestern week

10/9/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said after Tuesday's practice that "we have a long ways to go football-wise, we have a long ways to go strength and conditioning-wise if we're going to catch up and be able to beat teams like Wisconsin and Michigan." He also said the defense needs to get better at creating turnovers. Refresh this page for the…

Husker Dan: Wisconsin loss: The same, only different?

10/9/18 | Husker Dan
When you pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud. -Denzel Washington Late last fall, most Husker fans were hoping (praying?) that Scott Frost would accept the head coaching job at Nebraska after Mike Riley was fired in November.  And luckily, everyone got his wish. Frost was deemed to be the savior of a Husker football program that had…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #230: Turning Point?

10/8/18 | Patrick Janssen
Nobody wants to hear about moral victories and turning points. The only victories and momentum shifts will come from actual wins is the common maxim. But let me tell you: Saturday felt like a victory for self-esteem and a changing of a emotional tide. The true test of how much of one it was will come Saturday in Evanston, Ill.…

Monday presser, Northwestern week

10/8/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on Nebraska's loss to Wisconsin and its preparations for Saturday's game against Northwestern. Freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez said he has all kinds of room for improvement, and Frost said the team is "turning a corner" in terms of attitude. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Transcripts: Frost, Davis, Farniok, Lee,…

2018 Nebraska-Northwestern stats matchup

10/7/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Wildcats match up statistically entering their Oct. 13th game in Evanston.   NEBRASKA 0-5 (0-3) N’WESTERN 2-3 (2-1) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense185.05877.4127 Passing offense247.258293.822 Pass efficiency131.8875118.59107 Total offense432.247371.295 Scoring offense21.811423.6106 Rushing defense206.0109133.046 Pass defense231.677255.2102 Pass eff. defense130.5863134.0777 Total defense437.6105388.272 Scoring defense39.212025.260 Net punting34.0410837.2974 Punt returns0.571265.7997 Kickoff returns18.1910322.1152 Turnover margin-1.20122-0.4093 Tackles for loss6.064 5.8 75 Sacks2.60…

Stryker: In Madison, small steps better than none for Huskers

10/7/18 | Tad Stryker
Two steps forward, one step back. That’s progress, right? Except when you’re playing in Madison, where there’s precious little room for missteps. Wisconsin played its usual brand of wear-’em-down football, and Jonathan Taylor scorched Nebraska for another 200-yard, multiple-touchdown game. So the beat goes on for the 4-1 Badgers, who rushed for 370 yards and have positioned themselves well for…

Thursday practice, Wisconsin week

10/4/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said after Thursday's practice that Nebraska will have to be efficient on offense Saturday, given the Badgers' clock-consuming offense. He said he saw progress this week from the Huskers' wide receivers and running backs. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | WIS | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | WIS…

Wednesday practice, Wisconsin week

10/3/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters discussed the departure of receiver Tyjon Lindsey after Wednesday's practice: “He was getting better and better. He was frustrated with the reps he was getting, so he wanted to move on, and we have to focus on the guys who are here.” Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | WIS |…

Tuesday practice, Wisconsin week

10/2/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coaches and players commented on Nebraska's preparations for Saturday's game against Wisconsin. Erik Chinander said more tough love is in order for his Husker defense. Head coach Scott Frost also spoke after Tuesday's practice in the Big Ten coaches' teleconference. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | WIS | Flip sheet • Game notes:…

Husker Dan: Deja vu all over again for NU?

10/1/18 | Husker Dan
It's fitting and proper that the biggest star to grace Memorial Stadium Saturday during the Purdue-Husker game, was legendary actor and funny man Bill Murray. Murray, of course, is known for movies such as "Ghostbusters," "Scrooged" and the cult classic "Caddyshack." So what's the deja vu connection? Murray also made a movie called "Groundhog Day." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vmmTnDJnH0) In case you haven't…

Monday presser, Wisconsin week

10/1/18 | HuskerMax
Husker players and head coach Scott Frost commented on the 0-4 Nebraska football team's resolve to right the ship and its preparations for Saturday's game against Wisconsin. There was bad news on the injury front as it was announced that linebacker Will Honas will miss the rest of the season. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday transcripts…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #229: Pur-d’oh

10/1/18 | Patrick Janssen
This is going to be quick. Why? Because I'm the guy who wasn't a part of this week's podcast. Because I'm in Nebraska trying to hang out with family before flying back to California. Because we lost to friggin' Purdue again. In spite of all that, I had fun at this weekend's game (first time sitting next to my dad…

2018 Nebraska-Wisconsin stats matchup

9/30/18 | HuskerMax
How do the Cornhuskers and Badgers match up statistically entering their Oct. 6th game in Madison? Here are the numbers.   NEBRASKA 0-4 (0-2) WISCONSIN 3-1 (1-0) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense203.541266.38 Passing offense207.387200.895 Pass efficiency124.7095156.9726 Total offense410.868467.035 Scoring offense21.311532.057 Rushing defense165.080135.050 Pass defense248.894172.825 Pass eff. defense131.5174124.5454 Total defense413.897307.817 Scoring defense38.811814.510 Net punting34.2710837.6965 Punt returns0.171255.33102 Kickoff returns18.299620.3075 Turnover margin-1.501271.0015 Tackles for…

Stryker: Amid team’s erratic behavior, Frost hasn’t made his peace with losing

9/30/18 | Tad Stryker
Warriors and wild men look similar much of the time, but when a pressure situation hits, they respond differently. Scott Frost got an unpredictable mix of both when he came to Lincoln, and so far the results have been interesting — flashes of brilliance mixed with totally irrational behavior — but ultimately frustrating. Nebraska ended its 2017 season with a…

“Big Ten Elite”: ’97 Huskers

9/29/18 | HuskerMax
Here are several clips from BTN's "Big Ten Elite" program on the 1997 Huskers. The show airs Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. CDT. December 1⃣1⃣th, 1997 marked the end of an important era for @HuskerFBNation.Coach Tom Osborne announced his intention to retire following the 1997 season.Big Ten Elite x Physicians Mutual Debuts TOMORROW at 7 ET on BTN. pic.twitter.com/DCTW4rpUWy— Nebraska…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Fans give tips on keeping the faith

9/29/18 | Tad Stryker
The sun came up Saturday morning, although you couldn’t tell it for sure in Lincoln, where overcast skies and rain predominated. Yet despite the Cornhuskers’ current dismal seven-game losing streak, Nebraska fans continued their pilgrimage to Memorial Stadium to cheer for the Big Red as they have for decades. That’s the point in this week’s Pregame Perspective. I decided to…
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