So been busy lately, but managed to get some mid-week articles for you happy Husker fans. Why don't we start with some volleyball?
For the first time ever, Nebraska dropped the first set to Kansas, but the fourth-ranked Huskers rallied for a 21-25, 25-13, 25-18, 25-18 win on Wednesday at the NU Coliseum.
I've been following this all week, but have been unable to post it while it blew up everywhere.
Ohio University Bobcat tackles Brutus Buckeye, 9/18/10 (via OSUBuckeye91)
"It was actually my whole plan to tackle Brutus when I tried out to be mascot," said Brandon Hanning, formerly known as Ohio University's Rufus Bobcat. "I tried out about a year ago, and the whole reason I tried out was so I could come up here to Ohio State and tackle Brutus."
Well it's always good to have goals in life, and if you're going to go, go big. -JL
Article about NU's explosive offense. It's good, but I think it ignores the planning that the coaches do for the offense. It's not just Martinez running around.
The Cornhuskers will have another top-five pick next April, again from the defensive side: 6-0, 205-pound cornerback Prince Amukamara. Pronounced "ah-MOOK-ah-mar-ah.'' I spoke with Suh about him the other day. "He's going to be a lockdown corner in this league,'' Suh said. "He's really good.''
Unless there's not a NFL season next year, of course. Otherwise, here's to hoping Prince makes the money - JJ
1. Nebraska The big winners of Week 3, the Huskers were dominant from wire-to-wire, toying with Washington, 56-21. Nebraska had three 100-yard rushers, Taylor Martinez, Roy and Rex Burkhead, and held Jake Locker to 4-of-20 for 71 yards, a touchdown, and two picks.
1. Washington QB Jake Locker Has a Heisman campaign ever blown up this quickly? Locker was Nebraska’s whipping boy on Saturday, holding him to 4-of-20 passing for 71 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He did rush for 59 yards and a score, but his start has been so spotty, you’ve got to wonder if that sure-fire No. 1 overall pick next April is in serious jeopardy.
A little satire...but to a Washington fan, there was nothing funny about what the Blackshirts did to Locker... HM
Rivals.com has named Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez as its national freshman of the week.
Defense: Eric Hagg, S, Nebraska and Curtis Brown, CB, Texas Both players came away with momentum-changing interceptions. Hagg's came on Washington quarterback Jake Locker's first pass that kicked off Nebraska's first scoring drive. Brown picked off a pass deep in Texas territory and returned it 74 yards, where Texas took the lead for good with a field goal.
5. Nebraska 3-0 Last Week: W Washington 56-21 Next Up: South Dakota State Why The Ranking Should Be Higher: Playing what appeared to be a bear trap game, the Huskers authored the most impressive performance of Week 3, mauling Washington. Three Huskers rushed for 100 yards as part of a 383-yard explosion on the ground. Why The Ranking Should Be Lower: Maybe Nebraska’s rather modest passing attack never catches up with it this season. We’ll know more about the need for balance once the Huskers actually trail in a game and have to travel a long distance in a short time.