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  1. This is all heresay, so for now this is staying locked up.
  2. The hardest part of watching games is consoling my 9 year old after all these losses. I'm pretty sure I'm trying to convince myself just as much as him that one day we'll be good again.

    1. swmohusker


      Haha.  My 12 year old walked in last week during the game and said, "Hey dad, its closer than it usually is."The sad state of the program.  Then my wife listens to me vent about all the dumb stuff that happened during the game.  


      At least the HS team is 10-0 and playing really well.  

    2. Dewiz


      For me it’s hard to tell my son why he should be a Husker fan at the age of 7 when all of his friends are Hawkeye fans while Iowa has thumped on Nebraska for 4 straight years. My son hasn’t seen Nebraska beat Iowa yet which is sad and pathetic. 

  3. 2019 Game 9 “Expert” Picks: Nebraska @ Purdue ————— CollegeFootballNews.com https://collegefootballnews.com/2019/10/nebraska-vs-purdue-fearless-prediction-game-preview-2019 Why Nebraska Will Win Adrian Martinez is expected to be back, and even if he is down a bit or isn’t right, Luke McCaffrey ran for 76 yards and looked good in the loss to Indiana in place of a banged up Noah Vedral. The running game worked last week and it continues to be a positive, but it needs Martinez to be his explosive self to make the O really go. Against the Purdue defense, it should all click. The Boilermakers aren’t miserable defensively, but they can’t overcome a whole slew of turnovers and mistakes, and they’re not making enough big plays. The run defense is okay, but the pass D can be picked apart by the short-to-medium passes. If Martinez really is recharged, that’s the difference. He’s the missing element. Why Purdue Will Win The Nebraska offense worked just fine without Martinez against Indiana, but the defense couldn’t stop Peyton Ramsey and the passing game. Jack Plummer is coming off a bad game against Illinois, but to be fair, the weather conditions had a whole lot to do with that. Before the debacle against the Illini, Plummer was on, throwing for 420 yards and three scores against Maryland, and pushing Iowa with 327 yards. The Nebraska defense can generate a pass rush, but the secondary has been hit hard by the better quarterbacks and it hasn’t handled the mediocre ones, either. In a game between two teams in relatively the same boat, it should come down to how can take advantage of its opportunities. Nebraska is miserable in the red zone, Purdue is all but automatic. What’s Going To Happen Call this a home game win. Kick this off in Lincoln, and Nebraska would be the call, but at home, Purdue will overcome its rough day against Illinois to dink and dunk its way to a solid performance against the beleaguered Nebraska defense that won’t be able to get off the field. It should be one of the Big Ten’s most entertaining games with plenty of momentum swings and lots of big drives. JD Dellinger will be the difference. Purdue can make field goals, and Nebraska can’t. Purdue 36 - Nebraska 31 https://collegefootballnews.com/2019/10/college-football-expert-picks-predictions-week-10-2019/3 Gill Alexander: Nebraska Jeff Feyerer: Nebraska Pete Fiutak: Nebraska Dan Harralson: Nebraska Phil Harrison: Purdue Isaiah Hole: Nebraska Will Hunter: Nebraska Jeremy Mauss: Purdue Kegan Reaneau: Purdue Johnny Rosenstein: Purdue Nick Shepkowski: Purdue Scott Steehn: Purdue Keith Stewart: Nebraska Joe Vitale: Purdue Chris Wassel: Nebraska Joe Williams: Nebraska Ben Niewoehner: Nebraska ————— ESPN FPI https://www.espn.com/college-football/game/_/gameId/401112243 Purdue - 53% Win ————— DRatings https://www.dratings.com/predictor/ncaa-football-predictions/ Nebraska 29.24 - Purdue 28.60 Nebraska - 51.4% Win ————— FOX Sports https://www.foxsports.com/college-football/predictions?season=2019&seasonType=1&week=10&group=11 Nebraska 31 - Purdue 30 Nebraska - 54% Win ————— Bill Connelly SP+ https://twitter.com/ESPN_BillC/status/1189517987759513600 Nebraska - 52% Win Nebraska 31 - Purdue 30 ————— Big Red Wrap-Up http://netnebraska.org/interactive-multimedia/sports/big-red-wrap-purdue-prediction-5 Mike’l Severe: Nebraska 28 - Purdue 27 Jay Moore: Nebraska 34 - Purdue 27 Steve Sipple: Nebraska 37 - Purdue 31 —————
  4. This twitter thread..... yeesh.
  5. 2019 Game 8 “Expert” Picks: Indiana @ Nebraska ————— CollegeFootballNews.com https://collegefootballnews.com/2019/10/nebraska-vs-indiana-fearless-prediction-game-preview Why Nebraska Will Win This team really, really, really needed a bit of a break. It got whacked by Ohio State, then struggled way too much against an awful Northwestern team, and then didn’t make the trip to Minneapolis against Minnesota. Even with the problems, the Huskers have a shot to make a run at the Big Ten West title. They’re not playing like it, but they get Wisconsin and Iowa at home, Minnesota has a slew of tough games to play, and … Just beat Indiana, first, and getting two weeks off to recharge should do wonders, starting with giving QB Adrian Martinez time to get past his minor knee injury. He’s still to a 100% sure thing to be a full go, but he’s apparently looking just fine. The hope is that the time off also sharpens the team up. Turnovers have been one of the biggest issues, but Indiana’s defense doesn’t take the ball away. Start with the lack of big mistakes – that’s the hope – and expect the team to look the part again overall at home. Why Indiana Will Win The Hoosier offensive line is quietly putting together a fantastic season. Forget the overall rushing numbers, it’s an effective ground game that’s been even better and stronger over the last few weeks. Granted, playing Rutgers helps everything, and running on Maryland isn’t that big a deal, but the Hoosiers are averaging over six yards per carry over the last two games, and Nebraska’s run defense has allowed over 300 yards in two of its last three games. The Hoosiers will try to get the air show going early on after a month of sharp performances. Whether it’s Michael Penix – who’s been a bit banged up – or Peyton Ramsey, everything is clicking with 250 passing yards or more in each of the last four games with 11 touchdowns. Nebraska has to be ready for more of a shootout than normal, and at least over the last three games – 27 points in those three – it hasn’t had the O to do it. What’s Going To Happen The Huskers should look and play a bit recharged, and it’s not going to matter. The Indiana O line is playing too well, the skill parts have found their collective groove over the last few weeks of dates against easy defenses – Michigan State’s aside – and this is going to be a bit of an up-and-down fight. Is Indiana really ready to win a game like this on the road? If Nebraska’s run defense and overall offense aren’t night-and-day stronger after the break, yes. Indiana 34 - Nebraska 30 ————— ESPN FPI https://www.espn.com/college-football/game/_/gameId/401112164 Indiana - 52% Win ————— DRatings https://www.dratings.com/predictor/ncaa-football-predictions/ Nebraska 29.39 - Indiana 29.35 Nebraska - 50.2% Win ————— FOX Sports https://www.foxsports.com/college-football/predictions?season=2019&seasonType=1&week=7&group=11 Nebraska 33 - Indiana 31 Nebraska - 57% Win ————— Bill Connelly SP+ https://twitter.com/ESPN_BillC/status/1186988420318535681 Indiana - 68% Win Indiana 34 - Nebraska 26 ————— Big Red Wrap-Up http://netnebraska.org/interactive-multimedia/sports/big-red-wrap-indiana-prediction-0 Mike’l Severe: Nebraska 31 - Indiana 28 Jay Moore: Nebraska 27 - Indiana 24 Sean Callahan: Nebraska 24 - Indiana 23 —————
  6. Looks like we'll be seeing the alternates soon... 


    1. RedSavage


      I was excited for them...now not so much...would pretty embarrassing if we're wearing them and the defense doesn't show up... 

    2. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      Hopefully they're more concerned with actually playing defense than wearing any certain uniform. Guess we'll find out.

    3. Stone Cold
  7. 2019 Game 7 “Expert” Picks: Nebraska @ Minnesota ————— CollegeFootballNews.com https://collegefootballnews.com/2019/10/minnesota-vs-nebraska-fearless-prediction-game-preview-2019 Why Nebraska Will Win The Gophers might have woken up from a sleepy start against Illinois, but it all worked out in the end of a 40-17 win. That’s about as easy as it can get for them this year. Minnesota has only played one team – Fresno State – that’s likely going to end up in a bowl game, and this isn’t the Fresno State team of the last few seasons. Nebraska might look like it’s been struggling a bit – and it has been – but it’s faced Colorado, Ohio State, and a Northwestern team that’s struggling, but is still plucky. The Huskers have the type of rushing offense that should be able to give Minnesota problems. Georgia Southern might have a dangerous triple-option attack, but for the most part, the Gophers haven’t had to deal with anyone who can steadily run the ball well. It’s been a fight, but the Huskers can hit the occasional home run, and on the other side, have the line that can get into the backfield. The Gophers hardly have the most well-oiled of offensive machines, and any disruption is a problem. Why Minnesota Will Win Well THERE we go, Minnesota. The Gopher ground game only showed up when it absolutely had to early on this season, but it destroyed Illinois for 332 yards and two scores in the easiest win of the season. Rodney Smith went off for 211 yards as he keeps building and improving after missing most of last year hurt. The Huskers have to load up against the run first – this is how the Gophers want to travel – and that opens things up for Tanner Morgan, one of the Big Ten’s most unappreciated breakout stars. The sophomore had a bit of a rough passing game against Illinois, and he still threw for three scores. He’s bombing away with his great receiving corps hitting bit shot after big shot, but again, it’s about running and running some more, if possible. Minnesota dominates the time of possession battle, and Nebraska doesn’t care about keeping the clock moving. That means … What’s Going To Happen The Gophers should have the ball for at least 35 minutes and should be at least a +2 in turnover margin against a Nebraska team that couldn’t stop giving the ball away until finally hanging on to the ball against Northwestern. The Huskers aren’t playing well enough to overcome a slew of mistakes, but it’ll keep it close against the Minnesota offense that will stall early, and start working well late. It’ll be entertaining as the Gophers stay unbeaten. Minnesota 34 - Nebraska 30 https://collegefootballnews.com/2019/10/college-football-expert-picks-predictions-week-7-2019/5 Gill Alexander: Minnesota* Jeff Feyerer: Minnesota* Pete Fiutak: Minnesota* Dan Harralson: Nebraska Phil Harrison: Minnesota* Isaiah Hole: Nebraska Will Hunter: Minnesota* Jeremy Mauss: Minnesota* Kegan Reaneau: Minnesota* Johnny Rosenstein: Minnesota* Nick Shepkowski: Minnesota* Scott Steehn: Minnesota* Keith Stewart: Nebraska Joe Vitale: Minnesota Chris Wassel: Minnesota* Joe Williams: Minnesota* Ben Niewoehner: Nebraska ————— ESPN FPI https://www.espn.com/college-football/game/_/gameId/401112233 Minnesota - 68% Win ————— DRatings https://www.dratings.com/predictor/ncaa-football-predictions/ Minnesota 31 - Nebraska 27 Minnesota - 65% Win ————— FOX Sports https://www.foxsports.com/college-football/predictions?season=2019&seasonType=1&week=7&group=11 Minnesota 33 - Nebraska 31 Minnesota - 56% Win ————— Bill Connelly SP+ https://twitter.com/ESPN_BillC/status/1181906309425307648 Minnesota - 70% Win Minnesota 35 - Nebraska 26 ————— Big Red Wrap-Up http://netnebraska.org/interactive-multimedia/sports/big-red-wrap-minnesota-prediction-6 Mike’l Severe: Minnesota 28 - Nebraska 23 Jay Moore: Minnesota 24 - Nebraska 21 Damon Benning: Nebraska 22 - Minnesota 20 ————— The Athletic - Stewart Mandel https://theathletic.com/1281260/2019/10/10/stewart-mandels-week-7-college-football-picks-2 This is a tough one. I strongly suspect the Gophers are not as stellar as their 5-0 record, but Nebraska is arguably more mediocre than its 4-2 record suggests. However, the Huskers’ defense has yet to show it can handle a decent offense, and the Gophers have some weapons in RB Rodney Smith and WRs Tyler Johnson and Rashod Bateman. Minnesota 38 - Nebraska 31 The Athletic - Bruce Feldman https://theathletic.com/1282372/2019/10/10/bruce-feldman-week-7-college-football-picks The Golden Gophers are coming off their most impressive showing of the season, a rout of a mediocre Illinois team. Now they face a Huskers team that blew them out last season. Tanner Morgan has been playing well, but my hunch here is that Nebraska, coming off an emotional win last week, is ready to pull the upset. Nebraska 20 - Minnesota 17 ————— More to come...
  8. 2019 Game 6 “Expert” Picks: Northwestern @ Nebraska ————— CollegeFootballNews.com https://collegefootballnews.com/2019/10/nebraska-vs-northwestern-fearless-prediction-game-preview-2019 Why Northwestern Will Win Remember when Nebraska couldn’t stop giving the ball away early last season? It’s even worse this time around. The Huskers gave it up two times or more in seven games last year, including three times in the collapse against the Wildcats. After losing 22 turnovers, how is the offense doing this year? It’s given it up 14 times with three or more in four of the five games. Northwestern needs those mistakes to happen early and often. The defense hasn’t been all that bad overall, but the offense isn’t working even a little bit. The more easy drives, the better. The Nebraska offensive line isn’t doing enough to keep defenses out of the backfield, the offense has been hit-or-miss in terms of consistency, and … Why Nebraska Will Win Northwestern’s offense is AWFUL. Yeah, the Huskers might not have the team many were hoping for, and the offense hasn’t been quite as amazing as expected, but before the Ohio State loss, the O was still able to score. Northwestern? It scored 30 on a miserable UNLV team, and hasn’t done anything against anyone else. Eventually, once he’s able to settle down and relax a bit, QB Hunter Johnson will be terrific. But for right now, he’s not able to do much of anything – failing to connect on half of his passes so far with one touchdown pass and four picks. As always, this is a plucky team that finds ways to drag opponents down to its level – witness the way-too-tough-to-put-away fight for Wisconsin last week – but it shouldn’t take more than a few early Husker scores to apply the knockout punch. What’s Going To Happen This will be a far cry from the amazing 34-31 thriller Northwestern pulled off to get by Nebraska last year. The Huskers won’t explode, but they’ll do what they need to early on, and the nation’s least-efficient passing game from Northwestern won’t be able to answer. The Wildcats won’t let this get out of hand – and they’ll battle back to make it interesting in the second half after coming up with two takeaways – but they simply won’t have the scoring punch to finish the drill. Nebraska 30 - Northwestern 20 ————— ESPN FPI https://www.espn.com/college-football/game/_/gameId/401112242 Nebraska - 68% Win ————— DRatings https://www.dratings.com/predictor/ncaa-football-predictions/ Nebraska 29 - Northwestern 23 Nebraska - 68% Win ————— FOX Sports https://www.foxsports.com/college-football/predictions?season=2019&seasonType=1&week=6 Nebraska 31 - Northwestern 30 Nebraska - 56% Win ————— Bill Connelly SP+ https://twitter.com/ESPN_BillC/status/1179371225396723713 Nebraska - 72% Win Nebraska 27 - Northwestern 17 ————— Big Red Wrap-Up http://netnebraska.org/interactive-multimedia/sports/big-red-wrap-northwestern-prediction-6 Mike’l Severe: Nebraska 26 - Northwestern 24 Jay Moore: Nebraska 31 - Northwestern 21 Sean Callahan: Nebraska 27 - Northwestern 23 ————— More to come...
  9. I mean... we're seriously dragging AM for this?
  10. Minnesota is a night game. 6:30CT kickoff on FS1 or BTN.


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    2. 4skers89


      Watching the Minny-Purdue replay.  Yikes.

    3. B.B. Hemingway

      B.B. Hemingway

      Minnesota will probably be 6-0

    4. sho


      Very excited for this.   Catch the Huskers Saturday Night, then watch Ameer and Nate play Sunday afternoon, then head home.   It'll be a great football weekend for me.

  11. Realistically, I don't think it's going to happen. But.. I don't see 8-4 or better as out of the question if we simply stop turning the ball over.
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