October 2020 fresh links
OCTOBER 31, 2020
Receiver Guy Ingles was a record-setter for the 1970 Huskers, but an off-the-field catch is what he treasures most.
The Huskers get a walk-on commitment from Omaha Creighton Prep defensive back AJ Collins.
Former Husker Tristan Gebbia has been named Oregon State’s starter at quarterback.
Illinois’ No. 2 quarterback, Brandon Peters, is sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19. He’ll be eligible to return for the Nov. 21 game at Nebraska.
Longtime fans such as Rod Hansen (379 consecutive home games) will miss the rhythm of game day this season.
Nebraska’s front seven is off to a promising start in stopping the run.
1970 Day by Day: Jeff Kinney’s 79-yard kickoff return takes the air out of a Colorado comeback, and the Huskers beat the Buffs, 29-13.
OCTOBER 30, 2020
Last Saturday’s game saw ample participation by the 2019 and ’20 recruiting classes.
1970 Day by Day: The erratic but talented Buffaloes are not being taken lightly as the Huskers get set for Halloween in Boulder.
OCTOBER 29, 2020
It’s painfully evident that independent thinking doesn’t stand a chance against the Big Ten overlords, Tad Stryker writes. More commentary: McKewon, Shatel, Sipple, Wetzel, Bonesteel,* Forde, Kiszla,* Ervin
BTN’s Gerry DiNardo says Scott Frost “needs something that says, ‘We’ve stopped the bleeding.’”
Before he was a Husker, Brenden Jaimes was just a “tough, nasty, competitive dude” at Texas power Lake Travis.
Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt is continuing to call for a re-examination of college football’s targeting rules.
1970 Day by Day: Quarterback Jerry Tagge is injured in practice, but it doesn’t keep him off the 47-man travel roster for the game in Boulder.
OCTOBER 28, 2020
Recent games in the series indicate the Badgers’ quarterbacks aren’t central to Wisconsin’s winning streak against Nebraska.
1970 Day by Day: Colorado installs more than 1,000 extra bleacher seats for the sold-out game against Nebraska.
OCTOBER 27, 2020
Husker Dan sorts out the good and the bad from the game in Columbus.
While Wisconsin is scrambling at the quarterback position, the Huskers hope to have receiver Omar Manning and linebacker Luke Reimer in action Saturday. Go here for video and coverage of Tuesday’s presser. | Updates & discussion
Urban Meyer sees Nebraska lacking in “playmakers around the quarterback.”
A Hail Varsity film study tracks the Huskers’ two-quarterback snaps against the Buckeyes.
See how former Huskers fared in Week 7 of NFL play.
1970 Day by Day: The Huskers are double-digit favorites as they prepare for Colorado, but Bob Devaney warns that the 3-3 Buffs are “as tough as anybody” when they don’t give the ball away.
OCTOBER 26, 2020
Monday Morning Quarterback: Was Saturday’s game progress or a step back?
The Northwestern game will have at 11 a.m. CST start and a BTN telecast.
1970 Day by Day: Seniors Bob Newton and Jerry Murtaugh make it clear the Huskers expect to win out and hope to have a shot at No. 1 come January.
OCTOBER 25, 2020
Sam McKewon says the Huskers are finally looking like a Big Ten team in the trenches, and Parker Gabriel sees promise in Nebraska’s versatility on offense. More day-after commentary and analysis: Washut, Peterson, Husker Mike, Christopherson, Cavanaugh
Former Husker assistant George Darlington says targeting fouls are a pendulum that has swung too far.
Check out the new feature on sports odds.
The Huskers open as 9-point underdogs to Wisconsin.
This week in Husker history: Hanging a hundred on Creighton; Bill Jennings’ infamous words; a nail-biter over Missouri in 1965.
OCTOBER 24, 2020
Sam Koch once thought the NFL was a long shot, but now the former Husker punter has set a record for longevity with the Ravens.
The 1970 team’s Paul Rogers and Jeff Hughes did the kicking and punting but were athletic enough to do much more.
Ohio State 52, Nebraska 17. The Buckeyes seize control late in the first half and don’t look back, and two targeting ejections leave the Huskers thin in the secondary. Go to the game page for all the coverage. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | Highlights | Carriker gut reaction | Fanalytix stats breakdown
1970 Day by Day: Piling up the most points by a Cornhusker team since 1922, Nebraska swamps Oklahoma State, 65-31.
OCTOBER 23, 2020
1970 Day by Day: Nebraska and Oklahoma State get ready to tangle. Will the Cowboys capitalize on their extra week to prepare?
OCTOBER 22, 2020
Husker co-captain Kade Warner is the “nut” of the family — just ask his mom.
Former coach Jim Walden recalls Bob Devaney’s way with people that helped drive his success.
Get to know more about future Husker Heinrich Haarberg.
Husker walk-on punter Sami Khawja’s name is now appearing in the transfer portal.
The Athletic Department’s official posters for the Huskers are digital-only this year and downloadable here.
1970 Day by Day: Oklahoma State’s deceptive “Mickey Mouse” kickoff return has the Huskers’ attention. Bob Devaney says it’s not always executed legally.
OCTOBER 21, 2020
Former Husker defensive back Chris Jones is signed by the Detroit Lions.
Year 3 for Scott Frost has potential for much-needed progress in the trenches.
The Buckeyes are preparing for the unexpected* when it comes to defending against Wan’Dale Robinson.
Check out the new feature that will be added starting with the OSU game.
Husker Power was in its infancy during the 1970 championship season, but Boyd Epley already had Nebraska ahead of the curve.
Omaha and Lincoln sports bars are gearing up for what they hope will be a safe but good turnout on game day.
1970 Day by Day: Oklahoma State has a potent passing game, and Bob Devaney says the Huskers will need to use more man coverage than usual.
OCTOBER 20, 2020
Linebacker and former Navy SEAL Damian Jackson is one of 38 nominees for the 2020 Armed Forces Merit Award.
ESPN’s Bill Connelly previews the Big Ten West and sees Nebraska as “a much-improved, top-30 caliber team” that goes 4-4 due to a difficult schedule.
1970 Day by Day: The Huskers rise to No. 4 in the AP poll, and Ed Periard returns to practice.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Do you take Nebraska +27 against Ohio State?
OCTOBER 19, 2020
Penn State running back Journey Brown could miss the 2020 season because of an unspecified medical condition.
Adrian Martinez will be the Huskers’ starting quarterback Saturday at Ohio State, but Scott Frost says he has “two guys that are playing at a really high level.” Go here for video and coverage of Monday’s presser. | Updates & discussion
The first official pregame notes are here, but fans hoping for a depth chart will have to wait.
The Wisconsin game will have a 2:30 p.m. CDT start and an FS1 telecast.
Former Husker Noah Vedral is the co-No. 1 at quarterback on Rutgers’ depth chart.
1970 Day by Day: Quarterback Van Brownson is the unanimous pick for Big Eight Back of the Week after the win at Kansas.
Wan’Dale Robinson is the only Husker in a ranking of top 20 Big Ten players on offense.
OCTOBER 18, 2020
Coach Greg Austin’s bigger voice in the offense ranks as one of the season’s most interesting storylines, Steven M. Sipple writes. | Peterson’s 5 predictions | McKewon’s crib sheet | Washut’s burning questions | Athlon’s bold predictions
This week in Husker history: The Notre Dame series begins with a 1915 game that hinged on missed and made extra points.
OCTOBER 17, 2020
Steven M. Sipple has a dozen predictions for the 2020 season, including the end of a bad streak.
Tom Shatel has some measuring sticks for the Huskers in this unusual and challenging season.
OCTOBER 16, 2020
Bill Moos talks Black Friday, his Zoom-centric existence and more.
Athlon ranks the Huskers by position group, and the defensive secondary comes out on top.
1970 Day by Day: The Jayhawks felt they were robbed in 1969 against Nebraska, and that could give them extra inspiration this time around.
OCTOBER 15, 2020
Husker historian Paul Jacobsen explains the “emotion” behind listening to 1970 Nebraska football games.
Bill Moos says he will keep fighting to allow fans to attend Husker home games this season.
Matt Lubick says QBs Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey “both can win for us,” and a decision on who will start is coming “very soon.” Go here for more from Thursday’s presser, plus more than three minutes of footage from practices. | Updates & discussion
The Huskers open as three-touchdown underdogs against Ohio State.
At age 71 and with a $1 salary, former Husker volunteer assistant Joe Moglia still has a hand in Coastal Carolina’s success.
OCTOBER 14, 2020
Take a look at some scenes from practice in this newly released video.
Husker center Cam Jurgens has been named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy.
Scott Frost took a $166,667 salary cut on top of the unspecified amount he donated back to the university.
Athlon lists five walk-ons to watch this season.
1970 Day by Day: Bob Devaney is wary of Kansas’ ample speed on offense, and he’s no fan of the Big Eight’s 47-man travel limit.
OCTOBER 13, 2020
Tad Stryker says the Huskers might benefit from the relative seclusion they’re operating in this year.
1970 Day by Day: Three Huskers miss practice Tuesday, and Nebraska’s passing game gets extra attention.
OCTOBER 12, 2020
Kelen Meyer, a placekicker from Ord, accepts a Nebraska walk-on offer.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Is 500 yards per game doable for the Husker offense?
Here’s a rundown of how former Huskers fared in Week 5 of NFL action.
Athlon ranks the Huskers’ schedule as the toughest in the Big Ten.
1970 Day by Day: As the Blackshirts draw praise, Bob Devaney guards against overconfidence.
OCTOBER 11, 2020
Steven M. Sipple says Dedrick Mills is poised to take full advantage of his opportunity as the Huskers’ “bell cow” running back.
Running back Ronald Thompkins and nose tackle Damion Daniels appear to be welcome surprises thus far in preseason practice.
1970 Day by Day: Kansas, with a surprisingly potent offense and bruising runner John Riggins, is up next for Nebraska.
This week in Husker history: Winning with just five first downs in 1960, and knocking off a top-five team on the road in 1985.
OCTOBER 10, 2020
Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff show will be live from the Horseshoe the morning of Nebraska’s opener at Ohio State.
OCTOBER 9, 2020
Check out this footage from practice released Friday morning.
1970 Day by Day: Five inches of wet snow wallops Lincoln the day before the Missouri game, but the new artificial turf makes it a non-issue.
OCTOBER 8, 2020
Former Husker cornerback Prince Amukamara is reportedly set to join the Arizona Cardinals.
1970 Day by Day: “I have an idea that they’ll be ready to play,” coach Bob Devaney says after his Huskers practice for the Missouri game in wet, chilly weather.
Husker Dan says the Big Ten’s COVID-19 testing limits could do great damage to Nebraska’s walk-on program.
OCTOBER 7, 2020
Tim Gay, Nebraska’s football-physics expert, has solved the conundrum of why a well-thrown football behaves the way it does.
1970 Day by Day: Dislocated fingers won’t keep center Doug Dumler out of the Missouri game.
OCTOBER 6, 2020
Chris Klieman’s new contract at Kansas State has Steven M. Sipple wondering if eight-win incentives would fly at Nebraska.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Which of Scott Frost’s coordinators faces the greatest pressure to produce in 2020?
1970 Day by Day: An intestinal ailment makes the rounds as the Huskers prepare for Missouri.
OCTOBER 5, 2020
Six years later, Jake Cotton can still laugh about his one-of-a-kind false start against Michigan State.
Less than three weeks before game day, a number of logistical questions remain unanswered.
1970 Day by Day: Bob Devaney says scoring won’t be easy against Missouri. A bonfire is lit in anticipation of the big game.
OCTOBER 4, 2020
Check out former Husker punter Sam Koch’s pass for a first down for Baltimore vs. Washington.
1970 Day by Day: With Minnesota out of the way, up next is nemesis Missouri, winners of three straight against Bob Devaney’s Huskers.
The Huskers’ return to full-pads practice ends a 10-month drought.
This week in Husker history: Heartbreaking losses to Florida State (1980), Texas Tech (2005) and Wisconsin (2015).
OCTOBER 3, 2020
Part of Ohio State’s practice Saturday was open to the media. Here’s a report.
Long known for its running backs, the Big Ten is teeming with quality wideouts this season.
OCTOBER 2, 2020
Nebraska vs. Ohio State is three weekends away. Here’s a preview of the potent Buckeyes.
1970 Day by Day: The stage is set for a tough battle between the Huskers and Minnesota despite the Gophers’ underdog status and Nebraska’s recent mastery in the series.
OCTOBER 1, 2020
Former Husker cornerback Lamar Jackson has been elevated from the Jets’ practice squad to the active roster.
Offensive coordinator Matt Lubik says Adrian Martinez is the starter at quarterback but that competition is ongoing between him and Luke McCaffrey. Go here for coverage of Thursday’s press conference and 4K video from practice. | Updates & discussion
Ben Stille is one of 199 semifinalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy.
1970 Day by Day: An improved injury situation is reflected in the makeup of the Huskers’ 51-man travel roster for the Minnesota game.