H U S K E R D A N
HUSKERS BLOCK 'CLONES (NO PUNT INTENDED), 28-0
HUSKERS STRIKE EARLY, SHUT OUT 'CLONES 28-0
HUSKER DEFENSE, SPECIAL TEAMS SHUT THE DOOR ON THE CLONES, 28-0
BUGEATERS BLOCK BATTERED CLONES, 28-0
NEW STUDY FOR OBESITY LOOKS FOR LARGER TEST GROUP
THE IOWA STATEMENT
For the Iowa State Cyclones, playing the Huskers in Lincoln Saturday was like a visit to your proctologist-you know you have to go, you don't look forward to it, it may be painful and you'll be glad as hell when it is over.
Everyone knew the Huskers would beat the depleted 'Clones. Even the Iowa State players knew it. Did Solich call off the dogs out of courtesy for Iowa State head Coach Dan McCarney? Probably. Did he call off the dogs to rest his team and give more experience to the back-ups? Yup. Was it a good idea to do so? Yup again. Did Solich keep the game plain vanilla so as to not tip his hat for this week's Texas game? Probably.
Joe Dailey entered mid way through the 2nd quarter and stayed until late in the 4th quarter. His performance was okay. He operated much of the 2nd half with an offensive line, that if you didn't have a program, you wouldn't have known who they were.
(Hamm at center?!!!) The dogs were called off on defense, too. So what the fans saw was a boring, watered-down, diluted second half Husker performance that could have doubled as a Sominex commercial.
The only suspense was to see if the Huskers could preserve their shutout.
Even the attempt to get "The Wave" going a second time proved futile. There just wasn't enough energy or enthusiasm.
This was a game that if you shelled out 30 buckos for a PPV broadcast, or if you forked over $42 for a game ticket, you probably were thinking of all the yard work you could have been doing instead of sitting at this crummy game.
But the Huskers got out of the game just what they wanted. The Huskers:
Got a win.
Got a shutout.
Had no new injuries.
Advanced in the polls.
Will have a probable top ten BCS ranking.
Not a bad day's work.
HOOK THEM HORNS
This is the week the Huskers will be preparing for the Texas Longhorns. Nebraska has only one win in Austin in this series and is 1-4 since the series renewed in '96. Needless to say, this is a HUGE game for the Huskers. Be sure to email Husker Dan your thoughts on this week's showdown with the Texas Longhorns. Which team will win and why do you think they will win?
Send your predictions to Husker Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name and town. The best responses will be posted later this week in this column. Thanks.