Wow what a day after. I'm still recovering. We can get into who said what in the first half thread, and the lingering problems with the team, but let us first thank the man who made this win possible. Jon and his rally inspiring rant at 9:13 in the second half thread. And 3 minutes later David takes the ball away from Ohio State and rips momentum away with it.
To the victorious links!
The Cats never questioned if Nebraska was going to win.
The Big Ten Network will re-air Nebraska's 34-27 win against Ohio State at 7 p.m. central Sunday.
Nebraska (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) lands at No. 13 in the first Harris Interative Poll of the season.
"That was crazy," Burkhead said. "That was an unbelievable win all the way around and it feels good."
More winning goodness after the jump.
Nebraska's comeback against Ohio State gives fans a taste of the football team fans like myself hoped we'd see this season. Good defense and a potent offense. We saw about 25 minutes of that tonight, 20 minutes last week against Wisconsin, and a quarter against Washington. Have the Huskers turned a corner? We may find out in three weeks when Michigan State comes to Lincoln.
In a battle of competing "collapse" memes, Nebraska's crumbling defense was beginning to look like an even less salvageable pile of rubble.
OVERALL (B) Barney Cotton emerged from the Nebraska coaches' box, just down the hall from the media, and was euphoric. "That's Nebraska football!" the offensive line yelled. We're pretty sure he was referring to the fourth quarter, and Nebraska's punishing ground game, and not the fact NU trailed 27-6. Credit Lavonte David for turning around this game -- and maybe Nebraska's season. Let's try not to think how toxic things would've gotten had Nebraska been going into a bye week 0-2 in Big Ten play.
Nebraska started to block like it knew what it was doing. It got big hits on Buckeye defenders that weren’t there in the first half, and Martinez and Burkhead ran decisively rather than wait for something to happen. In just over 22 minutes, Ohio State gave up 28 unanswered points, and that’s the team’s biggest issue going forward; the defense wasn’t supposed to be a problem.