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#1 knapplc

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:12 PM

2013 Nebraska Schedule

8/31/13 - Wyoming - Memorial Stadium
9/7/13 - Southern Miss - Memorial Stadium
9/14/13 - UCLA - Memorial Stadium
9/21/13 - South Dakota State - Memorial Stadium
10/5/13 - Illinois - Memorial Stadium
10/12/13 - Purdue - West Lafayette, IN
10/26/13 - Minnesota - Minneapolis
11/2/13 - Northwestern - Memorial Stadium
11/9/13 - Michigan - Ann Arbor
11/16/13 - Michigan State - Memorial Stadium
11/23/13 - Penn State - State College, PA
11/30/13 - Iowa - Memorial Stadium


WYOMING: 0-1
Last game - Lost @ Nebraska
Next game - Idaho

Well, we got past Wyoming. :)

SOUTHERN MISS: 0-1
Last game - Lost to Texas State
Next game - @ Nebraska

Up next is Southern Miss, who lost to Texas State of the Sun Belt, 22-15 last week. Southern Miss had the lead with six minutes to go in the fourth quarter, but allowed Texas State to score the go-ahead TD two minutes later. Teddy Bridgford, the Southern Miss QB, threw for 377 yards in the loss. No Texas State running backs earned more than 40 yards on the ground.

UCLA: 1-0
Last game - defeated Nevada
Next game - Bye week, then @ Nebraska

The Bruins trounced Nevada, 58-20 in their season opener. Brett Hundley threw for 274 yards and two TDs and added another 63 yards and two TDs on the ground. UCLA led 17-13 at halftime, but scored three times in the third quarter to blow the game open. Jordan James ran for 155 yards and a TD. Nevada QB Cody Fajardo ran for 105 yards and two TDs in an otherwise forgettable offensive effort from the Wolf Pack.0

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE: 1-0
Last game - defeated Butler
Next game - @ North Dakota

The D1AA Jackrabbits made quick work of Butler, 55-14. Butler QB Matt Lancaster threw for 174 yards, no TDs and an INT, and led the Bulldogs with 64 yards rushing and a TD in the loss. Jackrabbits QB Austin Sumner threw for 326 yards and 3 TDs, while RB Zach Zenner ran for 117 yards and two TDs.

ILLINOIS: 1-0
Last game - defeated Southern Illinois
Next game - Cincinnati

The Illini survived a late comeback attempt by Southern Illinois to win 42-34 behind 416 yards by Nathan Scheelhaase (28/36, 2TD, 1INT). The Illini led 42-24 with 13 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter until Southern's Kory Faulkner led a late charge. Faulkner finished with 312 yards and 3 TDs through the air. No RB for either team ran for more than 50 yards.

PURDUE: 0-1
Last game - lost @ Cincinatti
Next game - Indiana State

Purdue will be Nebraska's first road trip of the season and it's looking like the the Boilermakers won't pose too many problems (presuming Nebraska actually comes to play, unlike against Wyoming). Cincinnati demolished Purdue 42-7 behind a balanced rushing attack that saw four Bearcats score TDs. Cincy was led by Hosey Williams' 70 rushing yards, but three RBs had 50 or more yards. Purdue earned 226 total yards in the loss.

MINNESOTA: 1-0
Last game - defeated UNLV
Next game - @ New Mexico State

The Golden Gophers only led UNLV 16-13 at halftime, but exploded in the second half to coast to a comfortable 51-23 victory. UNLV outgained Minnesota 419 yards to 320, and overall Minnesota's offensive numbers are pretty pedestrian. Sophomore QB Phillip Nelson threw for a paltry 99 yards on 10-22 passing, and was also Minnesota's top rusher with 83 yards. Odd game.

NORTHWESTERN: 1-0
Last game - defeated Cal
Next game - Syracuse

Northwestern beat Cal 44-20 on the road thanks to an INT return for a TD midway through the fourth quarter. The other NU led by just three until LB Collin Ellis ran back a Jared Goff INT for a TD to put the Wildcats up by ten. Cal could manage just a FG after that and the Wildcats tacked on a late TD to seal the game. NW QB Trevor Siemian threw for 276 yards but was unimpressive, going 18/29 with 1 TD and 2 INTs. Kain Colter was largely a non-factor, completing one pass for 23 yards, one rush for six yards and zero receptions in the game.

MICHIGAN: 1-0
Last game - defeated Central Michigan
Next game - Notre Dame

The Wolverines looked the part of the Legends Division favorite, dismantling Central Michigan 56-6 in their home opener. Devin Gardner went 10/15 for 162 yards with 1 TD and 2 INTs, adding two more TDs on the ground and 56 yards rushing. Fitz Toussaint and Derrick Green had nearly identical numbers, rushing for 57 and 58 yards, respectively. Toussaint added two TDs while Green had one.

MICHIGAN STATE: 1-0
Last game - Defeated Western Michigan
Next game - South Florida

The Sparty offense looked predictably anemic this week, defeating Western Michigan 26-13 behind a lackluster performance by Andrew Maxwell, who went 11/21 for 74 yards and 0 TDs. The quarterback controversy in East Lansing figures to continue as Maxwell's understudy, Connor Cook, was equally ineffective throwing for 6/16 for 42 yards, no TDs. The only offensive player to score a TD for Sparty was RB Jeremy Langford, who paced the MSU offense with 94 rushing yards and 1 TD. Sparty was bailed out in this game by their defense, who scored two TDs to outscore the Sparty offense.

PENN STATE:
Last game - defeated Syracuse
Next game - Eastern Michigan

The Christian Hackenberg era began with a bang at Penn State as the true Freshman led the Nittany Lions to a 23-17 victory, throwing for 278 yards on 22/31, for two TDs and two INTs. Zach Zwinak paced PSU with 61 yards rushing on 24 attempts, while the Nittany Lion defense held Syracuse to 260 total yards.

IOWA:
Last game - lost to Northern Illinois
Next game - Missouri State

Oh, Iowa. Finding ever-more new and creative ways to lose. The Hawkeyes ganked another one under Kirk Ferentz, in a lackluster effort that saw new QB Jake Ruddock go 21/37, 256 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT. Iowa got an even 100 yards on the ground from RB Jordan Lynch, but in the end it wasn't enough as Northern Illinois intercepted a Ruddock pass and returned it to the Iowa 30 with 1:24 left in the 4th Quarter. From there NIU rushed for another 11 yards, then kicked the game-winning field goal with ten seconds to play.


Cumulative Opponent Record (Week One)

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:18 PM

Brett Hundley threw for 274 yards and two TDs and added another 63 yards and two TDs on the ground.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

UCLA: 1-0
Last game - defeated Nevada
Next game - Bye week, then @ Nebraska

The Bruins trounced Nevada, 58-20 in their season opener. Brett Hundley threw for 274 yards and two TDs and added another 63 yards and two TDs on the ground. UCLA led 17-13 at halftime, but scored three times in the third quarter to blow the game open. Jordan James ran for 155 yards and a TD. Nevada QB Cody Fajardo ran for 105 yards and two TDs in an otherwise forgettable offensive effort from the Wolf Pack.0

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:30 PM

Nevada QB Cody Fajardo ran for 105 yards and two TDs in an otherwise forgettable offensive effort from the Wolf Pack.0



Looks like someone subconsciously misses Tosh. :rolleyes:
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:53 PM

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:01 PM

Brett Hundley threw for 274 yards and two TDs and added another 63 yards and two TDs on the ground.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:12 PM

is "ganked" even a word? nice job OP
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:08 PM

Brett Hundley threw for 274 yards and two TDs and added another 63 yards and two TDs on the ground.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:35 PM

I heard Colter had a concussion and left the game early.
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:27 AM

Thanks Knapp, I liked that. Will just add the probable final game on the schedule. Brought to you by - Morning coffee, pop-tarts, and cereal with high hope.
Ohio State: 1-0
Last game - defeated Buffalo (not the NFL Bills)
Next game - San Diego State @ Urban Legend Field in Ohio
The Buckeyes played an early game on ESPN2. The awesome sister of Dana Carvey - Beth Mowins - called the action with a nice deep, up and down Vin Scully-like flow. Joey Galloway was good for not being a homer. OSU won. It was boring.
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:46 AM

Mike Shoff from Cambridge, Nebraska, a 6'6" 325 lb. red shirt freshman on South Dakota State University saw his first action against Butler. Be fun to watch him go against our defensive front. Still wish we would have offered him.
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:19 AM

I heard Colter had a concussion and left the game early.

Gerry and Howard over at BTN were already giving Trevor Siemian the Heisman.
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:47 AM


I heard Colter had a concussion and left the game early.

Gerry and Howard over at BTN were already giving Trevor Siemian the Heisman.

Gooooooooood! Gooooooooooood!

Let them think that all the way to Nebraska.
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:07 AM


Brett Hundley threw for 274 yards and two TDs and added another 63 yards and two TDs on the ground.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:00 PM

Mike Shoff from Cambridge, Nebraska, a 6'6" 325 lb. red shirt freshman on South Dakota State University saw his first action against Butler. Be fun to watch him go against our defensive front. Still wish we would have offered him.


Shoff, #63, is getting some good minutes with an experienced offensive line for the Jackrabbits. He will be a dominating player in our league and has all the tools to play on Sunday. Another interesting backstory on a player with a lot of upside: watch #54 in the defensive line. That's Cole Langer, a true freshman, grandson of Jackrabbit All-American and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Langer, the legendary Center on the great Dolphins teams from the 70's. Best center to play the game. Cole's not a starter. He was expected to red-shirt but has simply demonstrated too much ability to be just watching from the sidelines. Last time the Jackrabbits came to Lincoln, they were 0-2. Now we're 3-0 with wins over a hapless Butler (55-14), North Dakota (35-28...UND is not a very good football team but has a few athletes; however, we let up on the gas and UND came roaring out of a deep hole to make the score closer) and yesterday's win over Southeast Louisiana (34-26). SELA plays a very confusing, unconventional defense (baffled TCU last weekend) and has a very good, mobile quarterback who transferred in from Oregon. It was a wild game.
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:11 PM

Wyoming defeated Idaho 42-10 in week 2 and beat Northern Colorado 35-7 in week 3. Next up is a roadie to the Air Force Academy and the "Howdy Doody Bowl".

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