Huskers' Pelini expecting surprises from Illinois

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and his players will prepare for Illinois this week with the understanding that some of what his defense sees in Saturday night's Big Ten opener will not necessarily have been something they saw in film study. ''They're a little bit of a flavor-of-the-week type offense,'' Pelini said Monday. ''They have...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Huskers see no need to celebrate their 4-0 start

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska has made it through non-conference play unbeaten for the first time in three years. Rest assured, no one in the Cornhuskers' camp is celebrating. The 21st-ranked Huskers (4-0) have endured embarrassing losses at least once in each of Bo Pelini's first six seasons. That is in the backs of their minds - and, no doubt, the fans' - as they go...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska vs. Miami (FL) – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

Kaaya, a true freshman, will start vs. the Huskers. There was a time when this contest would have been, by far, the biggest game on a college football Saturday’s slate of contests. Four of the last five meetings between Nebraska and Miami have produced the national champion – an incredible statistic. Neither of the two programs are at the level they were when they last met in...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami, No. 24 Nebraska will harken glorious pasts

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Whenever they run into each other at a function for Heisman Trophy winners, Mike Rozier reminds Gino Torretta of their schools' shared history. ''If you guys wouldn't have beaten us,'' the 1983 winner for Nebraska tells the 1992 winner for Miami, ''you wouldn't have went on the run you had. We put the Miami program on the map...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Elderly Cornhuskers fan wants team to turn down ‘hop-hop hogwash’ during games

An elderly Nebraska Cornhuskers fan took the time recently to write a strongly worded letter to the esteemed institute of higher learning bemoaning the blasting of modern music not pleasing to his aging ears, a style he dismissively refers to as “hip-hop hogwash.” The letter (via, image via @erinsorensen): In Crete? Does he mean […] The post Elderly Cornhuskers fan wants...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Elderly Huskers fan: Turn down 'hip-hop hogwash' at games

Charley Ackerman is an elderly Husker fan from Milford, Neb. The senior citizen has been coming to Nebraska football games since Bob Devaney became the coach in 1962 (334 games, Ackerman says).  Lately, though, something at the contests is starting to annoy Ackerman. The music is blaring too loudly through the speakers, and, according to Ackerman, it’s mostly “hip-hop hogwash...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Bo Pelini Takes Hilarious Selfie With Fan In Classic Stone-Face Form At Coffee Shop

The Nebraska football team is 2-0 through two games, but the most recent Huskers’ win didn’t provide much to be happy about.  Thanks to an incredible touchdown reception by star running back Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska scraped by FCS McNeese State, 31-24. Following the contest, Bo Pelini said the Huskers’ locker room was as somber as he’s ever seen after a victory.  Pelini...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska WR Jordan Westerkamp is Making the Incredible Look Easy

Prior to the start of the 2014 college football season no one outside of Lincoln, Nebraska (and maybe his home town) had ever heard of Cornhuskers sophomore wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp. After two weeks of the season he is on his way to becoming one of the most well-known receivers in the game.Yeah, a number of guys have produced more than him, but no one is making the incredible...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dynamic Dozen Heisman Trophy Contenders Week Three: Abdullah moves up with clutch play

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota reclaimed the Dozen No. 1 slot after a decisive win over Michigan State. Mariota has been doing on the field once again what made him the Dynamic Dozen Heisman Trophy Contender Preseason favorite; incredibly efficient. The Ducks signal caller has a 6-to-0 touchdown/interception ratio along with a QB rating that’s off the charts (208.2).  Nebraska...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 19 Nebraska escapes McNeese State on RB Abdullah's last-minute TD

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Ameer Abdullah's jaw-dropping 58-yard touchdown on a pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. broke a tie with 20 seconds left and allowed No. 19 Nebraska to beat second-tier McNeese State 31-24 on Saturday. McNeese State had erased a 10-point deficit to tie it 24-all with 4:21 to play. The Huskers' winning possession started with 1:14 left, and they were facing third...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska WR Jamal Turner Tears Achilles

Nebraska escaped a huge upset today by beating 35-pt underdog, McNeese State, in the final minutes of the game. However, the Huskers suffered a huge blow to their offense. Head coach Bo Pelini has confirmed that Jamal Turner has torn his Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season. Jamal Turner suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon (out for year) and Kenny Bell is day to day...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ameer Abdullah breaks about five tackles on awesome winning TD (Video)

Credit Ameer Abdullah for saving Nebraska from embarrassment on Saturday. The Huskers were tied with McNeese State 24-24 late in the game and facing the prospect of losing to a cupcake. Luckily Abdullah made a game-breaking play. The senior running back caught a pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. and broke about five tackles before breaking […]
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah Breaks 5 Tackles On The Way To A 58 Yard Game-Winning Touchdown Reception

Things had been too close for comfort for Nebraska all afternoon against FCS squad McNeese State, but when they needed him the most, star running back Ameer Abdullah broke off a ridiculous 58-yard touchdown. Abdullah, who is making his mark as one of the nation’s best skill position players in 2014, broke five tackles on the go-ahead touchdown, giving the Cornhuskers a 31-24 lead...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nebraska avoids upset with incredible Abdullah TD

Ameer Abdullah scored a touchdown on this silly catch and run to put away McNeese State.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska WRs Kenny Bell, Jamal Turner Both Appear To Be Injured, Out For Second Half Of Game

Nebraska is currently having some difficulty putting away its Week 2 opponent, McNeese State. The Huskers lead the FCS team, 21-14, midway through the contest’s third quarter.  The score of the game isn’t the only problem for Bo Pelini’s team, though. Two of quarterback Tommy Armstrong’s favorite targets–senior wideouts Kenny Bell and Jamal Turner–are both in street...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Nebraska’s Jordan Westerkamp Makes An Insane One-Handed Catch

Last week, Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp made headlines after he hauled in one of the best catches that we’ve ever seen. This week, Westerkamp’s at it again, as he made a crazy catch during Nebraska’s game against McNeese State. While it wasn’t nearly as nice as his behind-the-back effort from a week ago, this week’s one-handed grab while he’s being blanketed...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Is 2014 the season that Nebraska football fans have been waiting for?

498 total rushing yards. 784 total yards of offense. No turnovers. Star running back Ameer Abdullah with a career high 232 rushing yards on 21 carries. Two wide receivers combined for 241 yards receiving on 11 receptions. Wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp with what could quite possibly be the catch of the year already. Defense only allowing 7 points and 200 total yards.  And doing...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

@FauxPelini Cracks Twitter Joke About 9/4 Being “Bo Pelini Day”

Under Bo Pelini, Nebraska has lost exactly four games every season dating back to his first year at the helm in 2008. In 2008, 2011, and 2013, Pelini’s Cornhuskers have gone 9-4. This strange consistency has become a running joke among college football fans, and everyone’s favorite Twitter parody account @FauxPelini took the opportunity to make a joke about September 4 being...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska player's photo with little Husker fan would make anyone smile

We all need a good smile or laugh sometimes. Today, let Nebraska defensive end Jack Gangwish provide that for you. Last season, someone caught a special moment between Gangwish and a young Huskers fan. The player was standing behind glass, in full uniform, when the young fan approached and wanted a fist-bump through the window. Gangwish saw himself in the young boy, a kid growing...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

McNeese St.-Nebraska Preview

Ameer Abdullah and Tommy Armstrong Jr. already seem to have the offense in high gear, though Nebraska may have to make adjustments without one of its top playmakers on the defensive side. With end Randy Gregory doubtful to play, the 19th-ranked Cornhuskers look for a 2-0 start with their 91st victory in 97 nonconference home games Saturday against FCS power McNeese State. Abdullah...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska vs. McNeese State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

Could week two be reminiscent of week one for the Nebraska Cornhuskers? After throttling Florida Atlantic, 55-7, during their season opener, Bo Pelini and the rest of the Huskers take on another opponent that isn’t exactly a national powerhouse in FCS squad McNeese State. This is the first game of the year for the Cowboys, who went 10-3 during 2013. While the Cowboys are a fine...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: 7-Year-Old Nebraska Fan Gives Jordan Westerkamp Run For His Money With Behind-The-Back Catch

Jordan Westerkamp made one of the greatest catches we’ve ever seen during Nebraska’s season opener against Florida Atlantic Saturday. The Huskers’ wide receiver, who caught the Hail Mary pass against Northwestern last season, made a behind-the-back snag during the third quarter of his team’s 55-7 victory.  The sophomore wideout has inspired Husker fans to emulate the play...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Gregory: way more important than Bo Pelini’s cat

(Update: Randy Gregory is doubtful for this week with a knee injury) If you want a great example of how Big Ten Media Day was a ton of talking, but very little, if any actual news, look no further than how much play my question got to Bo Pelini about his cat. Now I love cats as much as the next person, but everybody talked about Pelini’s cat, but no one at all mentioned the actual...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini Doesn’t Know If Nebraska Is In The FBS Or The FCS

Most college football fans know the difference between the FBS and the FCS. As a refresher, FBS is the “Football Bowl Subdivision,” and is composed of 125 schools that are eligible to play in bowl games at the end of the season. It also used to be known as “Division I-A.” The FCS is the “Football Championship Subdivision,” used to be known as “Division I-AA,” and...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska WR Jordan Westerkamp is Not the Only Cornhusker to Break Out Against Florida Atlantic

For the Nebraska Cornhuskers the bulk of the attention has been going to sophomore wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp and deservedly so. His behind-the-back catch on the sidelinee is going to be hard to top for catch of the year, but that wasn't all he did. The youngster ended the day with seven catches for 125 yards and a touchdown (second career TD and 100+ yard game).Thanks to...
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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