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  1. Saunders

    How the $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy Affects Nebraska and Minnesota

    C, and it's not even close.
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    Noah Vedral now eligible, traveled to Northwestern

    Yeah, the HOL guys said as much during this weeks podcast. They expected Noah to be scout team, so he barely got reps. Sounds like UCF really sandbagged this case.
  3. 2018 Game 7 “Expert” Picks: Minnesota @ Nebraska ————— CollegeFootballNews.com https://collegefootballnews.com/2018/10/minnesota-vs-nebraska-fearless-prediction-game-preview One Reason Why Minnesota Will Win Give it enough time, and Nebraska will find a way to screw it up. It took something special to gack away the Northwestern game, and the Huskers did it with yet another ill-timed penalty, too many issues with the pass defense, and a meltdown in overtime. Minnesota could use the help. In a game like this where the little things will be the difference, the Huskers are going to commit ten penalties, and Minnesota – one of the least penalized teams in the country – should be a +50 yards on flags, at least. Yes, the Gopher offense is having problems without Rodney Smith for the running game, and Zack Annextad is growing into the passing game, throwing for 218 yards in each of the last two games, but … One Reason Why Nebraska Will Win Annexstad is throwing a whole slew of picks. The young Gopher freshman has had to press, and the problems are coming with seven interceptions in the last three games after failing to throw one in first three games. Like Minnesota, the Huskers need all the help they can get. There’s a whole lot to really, really like. Adrian Martinez continues to be great, showing the promise and potential to be something special in the near future. The receiving corps is still terrific, and the running game is rocking, with 230 yards or more in three of the last four games. If the Huskers can get out to a hot start, Minnesota won’t be able to keep up or comeback. They’re overdue to get out to a big, big start … and then hang on. What’s Going To Happen Nebraska simply doesn’t know how to win. But at some point, it’s going to happen. And this is it. Minnesota’s defense isn’t a brick wall, the offense can’t run well enough, and the offense doesn’t have the pop to keep up once Martinez and company go off. Nebraska’s passing game is going to hit the 300-yard mark, and for the Husker fans and team that have gone through a nasty start, they’re about to come up with their UCLA vs. Cal moment. It’ll be a cathartic win, even if the fans aren’t comfortable until the final gun. Nebraska 34 - Minnesota 24 ————— ESPN FPI http://www.espn.com/college-football/game/_/gameId/401013332 Minnesota - 57.8% Win ————— Bill Connelly S&P+ https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2018/10/18/17993614/college-football-picks-week-8-2018-predictions-odds-spreads S&P+: Minnesota 27 - Nebraska 25 (54.3% M Win) F+ Projection: Minnesota by 5 (60.9% M Win) ————— DRatings http://www.dratings.com/predictor/ncaa-football-predictions/ Minnesota 26 - Nebraska 25 (53.1% Minnesota Win) ————— Ed Feng, The Power Rank https://thepowerrank.com/predictions/ Nebraska (70) will beat Minnesota (57) by 0.3 at home. Minnesota has a 49% chance of beating Nebraska. ————— Athlon Sports https://athlonsports.com/college-football/college-football-picks-expert-predictions-every-game-week-8-2018 Steven Lassan: N Mitch Light : N ————— Big Red Wrap-Up http://netnebraska.org/interactive-multimedia/sports/big-red-wrap-minnesota-prediction-5 Kevin Kugler: Nebraska 24 - Minnesota 23 Jay More: Nebraska 31 - Minnesota 24 Steven M Sipple: Nebraska 27 - Minnesota 24 —————
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    Face facts. This is the worst Husker team in history.

    For a stat based look, S&P+ currently has 2018 Nebraska ranked nearly 40 spots higher than 2017.
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    Beaver tampering(not the good kind)

    It wouldn’t shock me if they actually did it. Not exactly the brightest bunch. They sent recruiting letters to players at Hawaii, who were already on the team. The kicker is.... they mailed them straight to the football facility!
  6. 2018 Game 6 “Expert” Picks: Nebraska @ Northwestern ————— CollegeFootballNews.com https://collegefootballnews.com/2018/10/nebraska-vs-northwestern-fearless-prediction-game-preview-2 One Reason Why Nebraska Will Win Look past the 0-5 start. There are a whole lot of good things happening, and it stars with the passing game. Adrian Martinez is getting better by the week, coming off his injury and his horrendous game against Michigan to throw for 323 yards against Purdue and connect for 384 against Wisconsin. He’s been great, but he’s getting help for the best 1-2 receiving punch outside of anything Ohio State can throw out there. Stanley Morgan has been fantastic, and JD Speilman is playing at an All-Big Ten level over the last few weeks, catching ten passes against Purdue and lighting up the Badgers for 209 yards. There’s firepower on this Husker team. There’s little on Northwestern. There’s no running game for the Wildcats now without Jeremy Larkin, and while the O line has been okay, it’s going to have a problem against a Nebraska defensive front that’s outstanding at getting behind the line. One Reason Why Northwestern Will Win There’s the Clayton Thorson we’ve been waiting for. After being a big off in the first two games, he turned it loose in the loss to Akron, and hit Michigan State for 373 yards, connecting on 31-of-47 passes with a whole slew of big plays. The Nebraska pass rush has been okay, but the secondary was hit hard by Purdue’s David Blough, and Colorado’s Steven Montez there for 351 yards. Thorson is going to throw at least 45 times, and he’ll open it up. Best of all for Northwestern, it can count on Nebraska imploding. There’s almost never a good time for a penalty, but the Huskers have a wonderful way of crushing momentum with an ill-timed flag. No one gets flagged more. The Huskers have committed ten penalties or more in every game – ENOUGH with the hands to the face calls, guys. Northwestern? It’s No. 1 in America in fewest penalties committed. What’s Going To Happen Nebraska is really, really, really close to breaking through. It’s not going to have much fun against the tough teams with the great running games, but it can hang around with the passing teams. But this is the week it’ll finally happen. Northwestern has won both its road games, lost all of its three of its home games. That’s just a quirk, but it’s about to continue. For one game, Nebraska won’t commit double-digit penalties, Martinez will make enough plays in the second half to get ahead, and Thorson will turn it over twice to seal Scott Frost’s first win. Nebraska 28- Northwestern 27 ————— ESPN FPI http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=401013340 Northwestern - 83.4% Win ————— Bill Connelly S&P+ https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2018/10/11/17963246/college-football-picks-week-7-2018-predictions-odds-spreads S&P+: Northwestern 30 - Nebraska 24 (64.2% NW Win) F+ Projection: Northwestern by 14 (80.0% NW Win) ————— DRatings http://www.dratings.com/predictor/ncaa-football-predictions/ Northwestern 31 - Nebraska 21 (77.6% Northwestern Win) ————— Ed Feng, The Power Rank https://thepowerrank.com/predictions/ Northwestern (33) will beat Nebraska (73) by 11.6 at home. Nebraska has a 20% chance of beating Northwestern. ————— Athlon Sports https://athlonsports.com/college-football/college-football-picks-expert-predictions-every-game-week-7-2018 Steven Lassan: NW Mitch Light : NW Braden Gall: NW ————— Big Red Wrap-Up http://netnebraska.org/interactive-multimedia/sports/big-red-wrap-northwestern-prediction-5 Kevin Kugler: Nebraska 38 - Northwestern 31 Jay More: Nebraska 24 - Northwestern 20 Sean Callahan: Nebraska 31 - Northwestern 30 —————
  7. Saunders

    Where We Speak Less-than-Fondly of Former Coaches

    It's not like it was a secret. Some people were actually shocked when he came in and coached a .500 team that was soft and got dominated by bad teams. That was his last half a decade at Oregon State.
  8. Saunders

    Where We Speak Less-than-Fondly of Former Coaches

    Banker's D made every QB we faced look like Drew Brees.
  9. Saunders

    It’s All Hypothetical.

    Because he's excited about 8-5?
  10. Saunders

    Reffing

    Hopefully they bring up the (non) targeting call on Stanley to the league. That play was egregious as hell, and didn't get called.
  11. Saunders

    What Did We Learn? - Wisconsin

    Yeah, that's another one. It's been a maddening thing every time we play UW, and it's all about perception. It's assumed that their OL is always fantastic, so they get the benefit of the doubt on calls.
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    When will the penalties stop?

    Rob Z has raved about Jaimes on the Doc Talk podcast. Said he has fantastic footwork, and only needs reps to be really, really good.
  13. Saunders

    What Did We Learn? - Wisconsin

    Tannor and Foster's "block in the back" calls, and the absurdly missed targeting called on Stanley.
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