This game looks to be a great victory for NU, or the definition of stomach punch game. Despite my prediction I could really see this going either way. Anyone else afraid to hear the words "And another turnover by Taylor Martinez" come from the TV? What gives me comfort is reading, seeing, and hearing what kind of person, player, and competitor Taylor is. We'll start there-
who despite his surname is not Hispanic. Casey was adopted and his surname comes from his mother’s second husband. Taylor’s heritage is German, Irish and French.
I had wondered about this. This is a great article which featured a lot of things that I didn't know about Martinez. A must read.
Who says the Big 12 saved Texas? UT Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds. "I can't tell you how big that was for us,'' Dodds told me in a 2006 interview. "We couldn't recruit Texas kids anymore. Most of them were going to Miami or UCLA or Notre Dame or Florida State.
More Texas vs Nebraska in the Big 12 facts.
Nebraska will raise the bar in the Big Ten. Nebraska will raise – what Herbie (Kirk Herbstreit) likes to call 'the freak level' – the athletes. The guys that come in from the SEC; the freaks you have on defense (like) Jevon Kearse. Bo Pelini will go get those guys and will make things much more difficult for the other teams."
What were you saying? Sorry I was thinking of something else...
More links for your gameday pleasure after this here jump.
Freshman of the Year: Taylor Martinez, Nebraska Martinez has made the Cornhuskers the team to beat in the Big 12 by bringing life to their once-pedestrian offense. He's completing 60.9 percent of his passes, but does even more damage with his legs. Martinez is averaging 147.4 rushing yards per game, fourth-best in the country, and has accounted for 15 touchdowns.
When Big Boi and his fellow hip-hoppers took the stage, they interspersed their songs with, "If we gon' whip Texas' asses, make some [expletive] noise!" The players heard it. With the speakers dialed up to 11, everyone in Lancaster County heard it. That sentiment is there, no matter how Osborne and Pelini pretend otherwise. Nebraska fans will be nice Saturday because that's who they are. But beneath those smiles, there is a lot of emotion.
I'll go with No I Hope Not for $1000 Alex.
The plan, with a projected price tag of $55.5 million, calls for an increase of about 5,000 seats to East Stadium, which would put Nebraska among the top 10 stadiums nationally in game-day stadium attendance.
I'm thinking NU may still sell out each week.
Texas (3-2) at Nebraska (5-0), 3:30 p.m., ABC regional/ESPN THE BUZZ: In the preseason, this one looked like the biggest game in the Big 12 this season. But Texas has looked ordinary, removing a lot of the luster from the matchup. Still, this is the Huskers' toughest test so far. What happens if Texas can stymie Nebraska's rushing attack? THE LINE: Nebraska by 9.5. THE PICK: Nebraska 20-14
Wear Red. Be Loud. Beat Texas.