This week has seen Husker fans go into full meltdown mode, and no one blames them one bit.
The Conference Championship Game was a soul crushing defeat. We watched the "Blackshirts" have the ball run down their throat over and over. And over. And over. (I could do this 6 more times, for a total of 10. You get the point). The offense continued to turn the ball over at it's customary 2 times per game rate.
For the 3rd year in a row we've watched Bo's teams stumble and fall toward the finish line.
However, this isn't a post about the negatives. We've had nothing but negatives all week. It's been called white noise at this point.
This is a post to accentuate the positives. It will be brief, but there are some good things to take away from this game. Ok, there's 3.
1. Bo has gotten his boys to the CCG 3 of the last 4 years. If we just keep knocking on that door, eventually it'll open up. I'm hoping Bo sticks around, brings his defense back to par, and Beck gets his offense to play mistake free. IF those three things happen, we won't knock on the door, we'll bust through it.
2. Taylor Martinez's run. It was possibly the single greatest run by a Husker since Eric Crouch vs. Missouri. Unfortunately the big 70 on the other side of the scoreboard overshadows any and all individual accomplishments, but this was a thing of beauty:
3. Kenny Bell's block. Yes, I know I'm a sick individual for enjoying such violence. Sorry, but football is a violent game, and this is, perhaps, one of the greatest blocks a wide receiver ever laid. Ever.
Well, that about wraps it up. Yeah, I know, not much to be happy about. Well, I never promised you a rose garden. The game was ugly, but these three things are worth remembering, even if you've blocked out the rest.