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Pernell: How hot should Mike Riley’s seat be?

9/20/17 | Jeremy Pernell
Nebraska essentially paid Northern Illinois $820k to put its head coach on the hot seat. Following an inexcusable 21-17 loss to the Huskies, Nebraska is now sitting at 1-2 - and could very easily be 0-3 - heading into conference play. Mike Riley is in year 3 and losing to MAC teams coming off a 5-7 season should not be…

Husker Doc Talk: NIU postgame edition

9/19/17 | HuskerMax
Has the season gone to hell in a handbasket? In this week's installment, Dr. Rob Zatechka tells us if he thinks Mike Riley will make it through the season as the cries for a firing get louder. Listen to the entire podcast here.CLICK FOR FULL PODCAST

Rutgers pregame stats 2017

9/17/17 | HuskerMax
Rutgers 2017 Football Statistics CLICK FOR PDF VERSION Game Results Team Statistics Individual Statistics Defensive Statistics Combined Statistics Game Highs Game Results Date Opponent Score Overall Conf. Time Att 09/01/17 Washington L, 14-30 0-1-0 0-0-0 3:11   46093 09/09/17 Eastern Mich. L, 13-16 0-2-0 0-0-0 3:40   37661 09/16/17 Morgan St. W, 65-0 1-2-0 0-0-0 3:23   39892 Team Statistics…

2017 Nebraska-Rutgers stats matchup

9/17/17 | HuskerMax
      NEBRASKA 1-2 overall, 0-0 Big Ten RUTGERS 1-2 overall, 0-0 Big Ten Avg. Natl. Rank Avg. Natl. Rank Rushing offense 139.7 91 195.0 T-42 Passing offense 263.0 47 176.0 108 Pass efficiency 109.81 112 112.56 106 Total offense 402.7 71 371.0 93 Scoring offense 31.7 T-62 30.7 T-68 Rushing defense 122.7 T-46 92.7 20 Pass defense 302.7 113 203.0…

Stryker: Soft September in Lincoln

9/16/17 | Tad Stryker
Endless Summer. That sounds like carefree days indeed. Were the Beach Boys thinking of Mike Riley’s Nebraska football program when they recorded that album? Unfortunately for Riley and his coaching staff, it’s September now and they have to play real football games. After a brutally disappointing 21-17 loss to Northern Illinois, the Huskers are 1-2 and reeling. A coach who…

Husker Dan: Time for a gut check

9/16/17 | Husker Dan
No. Illinois 21, Nebraska 17 Let that sink in for a while. Nebraska finished the non-con season going 1-2 against three unranked teams. And the lone win was against Arkansas State in a game that came down to the last play. And with that scare, Nebraska could very easily be 0-3. And what is going to happen once conference play…

Postgame video: 2017 Arkansas State

9/16/17 | HuskerMax
 Mike Riley    Danny Langsdorf    Cole Conrad    Jerald Foster    Stanley Morgan    Lamar Jackson    Nick Gates    Tanner Lee    Tre Bryant    JD Spielman    Eric Lee  Tyjon Lindsey    Luke Gifford    Chris Weber    Dicaprio Bootle    Luke McNitt

Highlights: 2017 Arkansas State @ Nebraska

9/16/17 | HuskerMax highlights ?? from yesterday's W.?????? #GBR— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) September 3, 2017    BTN highlights    De'Mornay Pierson-El TD, fourth quarter    Joshua Kalu INT, fourth quarter    Wilbon TD, second quarter    Morgan TD, first quarter    Spielman TD, first quarter      Tunnel walk    Additional highlights Viewable at ESPN

Rally falls short in Eugene

9/9/17 | HuskerMax
After giving up 42 points in the first half, the Huskers held Oregon scoreless the rest of the way with help from this Aaron Williams interception, but a late turnover foiled Nebraska’s rally. Get all the coverage, commentary and multimedia on the game page.

Stryker: Scary B-movie finish ends well for Big Red

9/3/17 | Tad Stryker
Did you ever have one of those dreams where you’re almost safely home, but out of nowhere, a pursuing monster comes closer and closer, and the harder you run, the slower you move? Yeah, a real B-film climax. That’s what Nebraska-Arkansas State degenerated into. Luckily for Nebraska fans – at least the ones who stayed to the final play –…

That 1997 vibe

7/27/17 | HuskerMax
The Huskers’ alternate uniforms for 2017 have a mesh look that pays homage to the 1997 national championship team. They will be worn in the Oct. 7 game against Wisconsin. From University of Nebraska Athletics: The University of Nebraska and adidas Football today unveiled the new Husker '97 alternate football uniform, which will be worn Saturday, October 7 vs. Wisconsin.…

Coin-toss surprise

7/21/17 | Web Apps
After ten months away from home, welcome Home Staff Sergeant Hawke. — Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) April 15, 2017

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.

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12/19/11 | HuskerMax
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