Football Articles

1975 Nebraska football Red-White spring game recap

1/14/17 | HuskerMax
Whites defeat Reds 20-6; Garcia leads upset Lincoln, Nebraska—(May 3, 1975)—Behind the quarterbacking of sophomore Randy Garcia, the White squad upset the favored Red team 20-6 before 19,429 fans at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium. From the very start of the contest, the Red team, featuring the Huskers' top players, was dominated by the underdog White squad. The opening kickoff went to…

Stryker: Great moments reborn while examining the Huskers by number

7/23/16 | Tad Stryker
Memorable moments are like cherished snapshots, and Husker football history is filled with them. As I look back at my favorite Nebraska football moments of all time, it quickly becomes obvious that not many of them took place last fall, but there’s one I’ll always remember. Although wins over Michigan State and UCLA were the highlights, and the Tommy Armstrong-to-Brandon…

Stryker: Iowa proves consistency beats cute more often than not

11/27/15 | Tad Stryker
Never underestimate the value of a quarterback who doesn’t beat himself and a defense that does not allow big plays. They made all the difference Friday as Iowa won its 12th consecutive game and kept itself in the hunt for the College Football Playoffs with a 28-20 win over Nebraska. The Hawkeyes were impressive in their refusal to buckle under…

Stryker: Huskers party on after snatching victory from unbeaten Spartans

11/7/15 | Tad Stryker
If you’ve ever watched a late-night party at Memorial Stadium, it’s like nothing else you’ve seen. If you were there in the gigantic old concrete cathedral Saturday night, you won’t soon forget it. It was a scarlet soiree. The Red Sea pitched and rolled in time with the high-decibel music that echoed through the house. The student section rocked. The…

Stryker: Return of Rose-Ivey highlights Riley’s first win at NU

9/13/15 | Tad Stryker
With three starters standing on the sidelines, the Blackshirts’ health took an uptick Saturday night against South Alabama. Small wonder – they had their heart back. Nebraska’s 48-9 victory over USA went about as well as it should have. The offensive line showed some promise, springing Terrell Newby for 198 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore placekicker Drew Brown made both…

Stryker: Armstrong paddling hard under the surface to remain Husker QB

4/11/15 | Tad Stryker
Tommy Armstrong led the Nebraska offense last fall for Bo Pelini. Barring injury, he’ll do the same for Mike Riley this fall. It’s difficult to draw many solid conclusions from a spring football game, but here’s one. After weeks of hearing about A.J. Bush closing the gap on Armstrong in their race for the starting quarterback spot, Armstrong still has…

Hail Mary: 2013 Northwestern-Nebraska

11/2/13 | HuskerMax
  Northwestern @ Nebraska, Nov. 2, 2013 Nebraska and Northwestern radio calls are below BTN Live interviews: Kellogg | Westerkamp & Davison               It was a pleasure having @JordanWesty1 in studio today to re-watch his 2013 Hail Mary game. Full video on BTN's FB:— Alex Roux (@arouxBTN) April 26, 2017      …

“Close the Gates of Mercy”

3/18/12 | HuskerMax
Coach Francis Schmidt earned his unusual nickname by running up the score with a wide-open offense in the era between the two world wars. He’s in college football’s Hall of Fame, yet few Nebraska fans today seem aware of this innovative former Cornhusker.

Voice your opinion

12/19/11 | HuskerMax
Chime in on the latest Husker topics on our polls page. A new question is released every Monday and Thursday. Submit your best questions at
1 15 16 17