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2017 Heroes Game honorees

11/20/17 | HuskerMax
A Norfolk, Nebraska, man will be honored this week for saving the life of a local woman who was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle as she waited near her broken down car during a winter snowstorm last December. Geoffrey Bennett will be recognized as Nebraska’s 2017 Citizen Hero during halftime of the Hy-Vee Heroes Game between the…

Tommie Frazier: Are Nebraskans fair-weather fans?

11/20/17 | HuskerMax
In this Through These Gates outtake, College Football Hall of Fame quarterback Tommie Frazier breaks down what a real fan is. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator Ryan Tweedy are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it…

Husker Dan: Lions Roar, Soar and Score, Down NU 56-44

11/19/17 | Husker Dan
First of all, yesterday's Penn State-Nebraska game wasn't as close as the score might indicate.  Years from now, people looking at that score may think Nebraska just fell short in a see-saw battle at Penn State. Sorry, but no cigar. With the exception of a brief first quarter 10-7 Husker lead, Nebraska was out classed, out hustled, out performed and…

Stats matchup: 2017 Nebraska-Iowa

11/19/17 | HuskerMax
NEBRASKA 4-7 overall, 3-5 Big Ten IOWA 6-5 overall, 3-5 Big Ten Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 111.2 117 126.9 107 Passing offense 284.5 27 198.4 87 Pass efficiency 130.99 68 133.90 58 Total offense 395.7 72 325.3 117 Scoring offense 26.8 76 25.8 87 Rushing defense 205.8 108 148.9 46 Pass defense 224.1 T-74 214.5 53 Pass eff. defense 135.91…

Run over by Lions

11/18/17 | HuskerMax
A 28-0 second quarter put the Huskers in a hole too deep to escape as Nebraska fell to 4-7 in a 56-44 loss at Penn State. The Nittany Lions rang up 42 points and 400-plus yards by halftime, putting the game all but out of reach. Details on the game page.

Pernell: Riley’s dismissal a mere formality

11/18/17 | Jeremy Pernell
There are only three certainties in this world: Death, Taxes and Mike Riley is going to be fired shortly after Nebraska's Black Friday game against Iowa. The Huskers are now 4-7 after their most recent trip behind the woodshed. The latest haymaker to the chin of Riley's tenure came today at the hands of Penn State, who embarrassed the Huskers…

Game notes: 2017 Nebraska @ Penn State

11/18/17 | HuskerMax
50 –– Senior place-kicker Drew Brown made his 50th career start in today’s game. Brown is the fourth Husker in school history to make 50 career starts, joining Alex Henery, Ralph Brown and his brother, Kris Brown, in the 50-start club. Brown connected on a 27-yard field goal in the first quarter, marking his 17th consecutive made field goal away from Lincoln. Brown has 59 career…

Barry Switzer: Preparing for Nebraska

11/17/17 | HuskerMax
In this Through These Gates outtake, former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer explains how he prepared for teams like Nebraska as opposed to the "gimme" games. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator Ryan Tweedy are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the…

Tom Rathman: Living in Lincoln

11/15/17 | HuskerMax
In this Through These Gates outtake, San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Tom Rathman talks about his time in Lincoln. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator Ryan Tweedy are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it mean to…

Husker Doc Talk: Pros & Cons of the Nebraska Job

11/14/17 | HuskerMax
Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss the pros and cons of the Nebraska job. Everyone wants Scott Frost, and it would be foolish to think the former Nebraska quarterback isn't at least a little stimulated by the thought of coming home to lead his alma mater. But this might be tough for Husker fans to hear: Nebraska is NOT…

Husker Dan: Two More Nails in the Coffin?

11/13/17 | Husker Dan
I spent the first 14 years of my life living in a house in a blue collar neighborhood in north Omaha.  And many years later after Mrs. Husker Dan and I started our own family, the City of Omaha let it be known that my little house was soon going to be razed and if any of us wanted to…

Barry Switzer: Playing on both sides of the ball

11/13/17 | HuskerMax
In this Through These Gates outtake, former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer recalls his days of playing on both sides of the ball in college at Arkansas. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator Ryan Tweedy are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored…

Rex Burkhead highlights: Patriots @ Broncos

11/12/17 | HuskerMax
When the Patriots played the Broncos on Sunday, former Husker Rex Burkhead became the first NFL player since 1977 to block a punt and catch a touchdown pass in the same game. And just like that... Brady to Burkhead for the @Patriots TD! #GoPats #NEvsDEN pic.twitter.com/ElwdjMb4AA — NFL (@NFL) November 13, 2017     Score a TD on offense AND…

Stats matchup: 2017 Nebraska-Penn State

11/12/17 | HuskerMax
NEBRASKA 4-6 overall, 3-4 Big Ten PENN STATE 8-2 overall, 5-2 Big Ten Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 115.6 113 146.0 86 Passing offense 273.1 32 283.6 26 Pass efficiency 126.81 77 152.70 17 Total offense 388.7 77 429.6 40 Scoring offense 25.1 90 37.7 17 Rushing defense 200.1 105 123.9 22 Pass defense 211.9 52 194.4 33 Pass eff. defense…

2017 Penn State football roster

11/11/17 | HuskerMax
  Coaches No. Name Pos. Cl./Exp. Ht./Wt. Hometown/High School 1 Christian Campbell CB SR/SR 6-1/194 Phenix City, Ala./Central 1 KJ Hamler WR FR/FR 5-9/172 Pontiac, Mich./IMG Academy (Fla.) 2 Marcus Allen S SR/SR 6-2/207 Upper Marlboro, Md./Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. 2 Tommy Stevens QB JR/SO 6-5/228 Indianapolis, Ind./Decatur Central 3 Donovan Johnson CB FR/FR 5-9/180 Detroit, Mich./Cass Tech 3…

Steamroller blues

11/11/17 | HuskerMax
  The Blackshirts got flattened by a suddenly potent Minnesota offense to the tune of 409 rushing yards in a 54-21 defeat in Minneapolis. While the Broken Chair trophy goes to the Gophers, commentators are calling Nebraska a broken program as the prospect of an eight-loss season looms. See the game page for all the coverage.

2017 Nebraska football 10-game statistics

11/11/17 | HuskerMax
Nebraska Cumulative Season Statistics Team Statistics Individual Statistics Defensive Statistics Overall Team Statistics 2017 Nebraska Football Nebraska Overall Team Statistics (as of Nov 11, 2017) All games TEAM STATISTICS NEB OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 251 325 Points Per Game............. 25.1 32.5 Points Off Turnovers........ 45 59 FIRST DOWNS................... 203 224 Rushing..................... 66 104 Passing..................... 120 100 Penalty..................... 17 20 RUSHING YARDAGE...............…

Stryker: Husker commentator can’t recognize once-proud football program

11/11/17 | Tad Stryker
On the whole, Matt Davison would have rather been sitting courtside with Kent Pavelka at Pinnacle Bank Arena to watch the Husker basketball team open its season. Instead, the Husker Sports Network’s color commentator, who knows what a cohesive, well-led team looks and feels like, had to witness a Nebraska football team which has become convinced it belongs in the…

Game stats: 2017 Nebraska-Minnesota

11/11/17 | HuskerMax
Nebraska vs Minnesota (Nov 11, 2017) Scoring Summary Team Statistics Individual Statistics Drive Chart Defensive Statistics Game Participation Box Score Play-by-Play Scoring Summary Scoring Summary (Final) 2017 Nebraska Football Nebraska vs Minnesota (Nov 11, 2017 at Minneapolis, Minn.) Nebraska (4-6,3-4) vs. Minnesota (5-5,2-5) Date: Nov 11, 2017 Site: Minneapolis, Minn. Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium Attendance: 39933 Score by Quarters 1…

Game notes: 2017 Nebraska-Minnesota

11/11/17 | HuskerMax
Nebraska at Minnesota, Nov. 11, 2017, TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.       49, 734 –– Redshirt freshman JD Spielman had nine receptions for 141 yards in today’s game. With his totals, Spielman increased his season receiving totals to 49 receptions and 734 yards to set Nebraska freshman records in both categories. The previous records were 45 receptions for 641 yards by Nate Swift in 2005. Spielman…

Charlie McBride: Athletics are the doorway

11/10/17 | HuskerMax
In this Through These Gates outtake, former Husker defensive coordinator Charlie McBride talks about how athletics are the doorway to Nebraska. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator Ryan Tweedy are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it…

Thursday practice: 2017 Minnesota week

11/9/17 | HuskerMax
Here is video from Thursday's practice as Mike Riley runs down the injury situation and more.   Injury rundown: Gifford (hip) - OUT Lee (concussion protocol) - OUT Weber (stinger) - questionable Reed (knee) - probable A. Williams (neck) - hopeful Stille (groin) - questionable Bradley (ankle) questionable#Huskers — Tommy Rezac (@Tommy_KLIN) November 9, 2017

Husker Doc Talk: How Can It Not Be Over?

11/8/17 | HuskerMax
Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice talk about the Nebraska loss to Northwestern. They also address what appears to be the impending end of the Mike Riley era as the coach sounds like a man who's already been fired. Listen to the entire podcast here. CLICK FOR FULL PODCAST

1897 Nebraska-Kansas football game story

11/8/17 | HuskerMax
  Nebraska 10, Kansas 5  |  Nov. 13, 1897 Nebraska State Journal A BIG JOINT DEBATE Nebraska aud Kansas Argue Valiantly on the Football Field. Incidentally a Game Is Played, Resulting in the Defeat of the Visitors. THE KANSANS WERE OUTPLAYED Came Confident of Victory and Were Defeated by a Score of Ten to Five—Rowdy and Unsatis- factory Contest. O, but it…

Tom Osborne’s 1962 return to Nebraska

11/8/17 | HuskerMax
In this Through These Gates outtake, Tom Osborne explains how he got in with Bob Devaney and why he came back to Nebraska. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator Ryan Tweedy are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What…