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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…

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…

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…

Husker Dan: Is this the beginning of the end?

11/5/17 | Husker Dan
  The sad part of last night's 31-24 OT loss to Northwestern was that this was a game Nebraska could have and should have won. The play selection late in regulation was absurd. And in the OT?  More of the same.  In short, Nebraska deserved to lose the game.  It's that simple. It's a shame, because the players were trying…

2017 Minnesota football roster

11/5/17 | HuskerMax
  Coaches No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Last School) 1 Smith, Rodney RB 5-11 210 RS JR Jonesboro, Ga. (Mundy's Mill HS) 2 Huff, Jacob DB 5-11 207 JR Bolingbrook, Ill. (Bolingbrook HS) 3 Autman-Bell, Chris WR 6-1 193 FR Kankakee, Ill. (Bishop McNamara HS) 3 Gibson, Jerry DL 6-3 260 RS JR Theodore, Ala. (Theodore HS) 4…

Minnesota 2017 Football Statistics

11/5/17 | HuskerMax
Game Results Team Statistics Individual Statistics Defensive Statistics Combined Statistics Game Highs Game Results Date Opponent Score Overall Conf. Time Att 08/31/17 Buffalo W, 17-7 1-0-0 0-0-0 3:16   43224 09/09/17 at Oregon St. W, 48-14 2-0-0 0-0-0 3:18   35206 09/16/17 Middle Tenn. W, 34-3 3-0-0 0-0-0 2:57   43727 09/30/17 Maryland L, 24-31 3-1-0 0-1-0 3:11   43511…

2017 Nebraska-Minnesota stats matchup

11/5/17 | HuskerMax
NEBRASKA 4-5 overall, 3-3 Big Ten MINNESOTA 4-5 overall, 1-5 Big Ten Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 120.8 107 172.0 57 Passing offense 268.9 33 147.2 118 Pass efficiency 124.23 87 112.18 111 Total offense 389.7 74 319.2 119 Scoring offense 25.6 85 23.4 101 Rushing defense 176.9 81 159.2 57 Pass defense 223.8 71 169.8 10 Pass eff. defense 131.97…

Stryker: Questionable competence predicts weak finish for Riley

11/4/17 | Tad Stryker
Mike Riley’s last stand in Lincoln ended just the way you might have predicted it would. When one last push would have clinched a victory, when the Cornhuskers could have given themselves and their embattled head coach some late-season momentum, they could not deliver the blow. At crunch time, with shadows lengthening and the game — and Riley’s last realistic…

Mike Riley transcript: 2017 Northwestern postgame

11/4/17 | HuskerMax
Opening Statement “Very disappointing loss, probably lots of things to look back on and talk about in that game. But, had an opportunity to win and let that slip away and couldn’t respond in overtime.”   On Tanner Lee’s interception “We actually had a max protection called, we got beat on a stunt and he was free. The hit caused…

Huskers fall in overtime

11/4/17 | HuskerMax
Nebraska led Northwestern after dominating the third quarter, but the Huskers couldn't finish the job as the Wildcats prevailed in overtime, 31-24. It was Northwestern's third consecutive win in OT and Nebraska's third home loss in a row. Details on the game page.

Game stats: 2017 Northwestern-Nebraska

11/4/17 | HuskerMax
Northwestern vs Nebraska (Nov 04, 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 Northwestern vs Nebraska (Nov 04, 2017 at Lincoln, Neb.) Northwestern (6-3,4-2) vs. Nebraska (4-5,3-3) Date: Nov 04, 2017 Site: Lincoln, Neb. Stadium: Memorial Stadium Attendance: 89721 Score by Quarters 1 2…

Postgame notes: 2017 Nebraska-Northwestern football

11/4/17 | HuskerMax
49 –– Senior linebacker Marcus Newby recorded his first career interception in the third quarter, returning it 49 yards for a touchdown to give Nebraska a 21-17 lead. The 49-yard interception return for a touchdown was the longest by a Husker since Larry Asante had a 74-yard interception return against Louisiana-Lafayette in 2009. It was the longest interception return of any kind by an…

Pregame Perspective: Current of dissatisfaction runs deep

11/4/17 | Tad Stryker
This week’s Pregame Perspective reveals a Nebraska fan base that clearly was looking for something better than a .500 football season. Three-quarters of those surveyed said they are not satisfied with NU’s 4-4 start. Late Saturday morning, before the Cornhuskers played Northwestern, I talked to Husker fans along 12th Street, near the Nebraska Union on campus and around Memorial Stadium,…

Veteran and Military Appreciation Game

11/3/17 | HuskerMax
Saturday's game against Northwestern will be Nebraska’s annual Veteran and Military Appreciation Game. • A 12-member Gate Sentinel group will be honored with approximately 21 minutes on the pregame countdown clock • Approximately 150 active military members and veterans will be sitting on the East apron behind the Nebraska bench • During its pregame performance, the Cornhusker Marching Band will play the…

Husker Doc Talk: Fan passion

11/2/17 | HuskerMax
Are Husker fans that different from other college football fan bases? Sure they are "nice," but they are also vicious to their own when it comes expectations of the program and living up to those lofty goals. Travis Justice and Dr. Rob Zatechka discuss this passion that at times borders on the lunatic fringe. Also, commentary on the win at…