Game recaps and post game anaylsis
HuskerExtra.com - Lincoln, Nebraska - Football
The run took less than 10 seconds, but that was all he needed to steal the show. Roy Helu ran left and saw nothing but trouble. Actually, it wasn’t trouble so much as an opportunity to do something special.
Omaha.com - The Omaha World-Herald: - Blog: Game day fever
Zac Lee looked solid and Curenski Gilleylen and Menelik Holt demonstrated some fancy feet. It's hard not to like Cody Green. And Rex Burkhead ran tough. But one thing was clear after a ho-hum opener in which Nebraska did whatever it wanted: Roy Helu is the meal ticket.
Daily Nebraskan - Defensive tackles wreak havoc on FAU
"I told Suh in the beginning of the game that I was going to try to get him open as much as I can, and he shut me down on that idea," Crick said. "He said ‘no, you have to make plays for yourself, and that’s how the rest of the defense was going to get going behind you.’ So I just went out with the mindset to make plays for myself."
Scout.com: Nebraska and Helu roll over Florida Atlantic
No. 24 Nebraska rocks Florida Atlantic - CFB News - FOX Sports on MSN
Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 1 - Big 12 - ESPN
Nebraska I-back Roy Helu Jr. rushed for 152 yards and three touchdowns in barely a half to spark the Cornhuskers’ 49-3 triumph over Florida Atlantic University. Helu scored on runs of 1, 7 and 44 yards as Nebraska romped for its 24th straight opening-game victory.
Helu leads the B12 in rushing after week 1
What we learned in the Big 12, Week 1 - Big 12 - ESPN
5. The Blackshirts apparently can play takeaway. Nebraska’s offense got a lot of the credit for the Cornhuskers’ 49-3 thumping of Florida Atlantic University. But as impressive was the opportunism of the Cornhuskers' defense, which forced three turnovers to spark the triumph. That’s more like Bo Pelini was looking for when he arrived at Nebraska after making his reputation for coaching defenses that thrived on making big plays. Nebraska caused only 17 turnovers last season and forced more than two in only one game. The Cornhuskers’ opening-game defensive effort was what Pelini hoped for after making forcing turnovers a huge point of emphasis since last year.
My Big 12 weekend gradebook - Big 12 - ESPN
Week 1 B12 grades Nebraska: B-plus. I was most impressed with the way the Nebraska defense came up with turnovers. The Blackshirts gave up some yardage, but were playing a quarterback in FAU’s Rusty Smith who will be in the NFL next season. And the future looks extremely bright if the first-game performances of Rex Burkhead and Cody Green are any indication.
General Goofing Links
Demolition Monday: HBHD gets Corncobbed
But check out this picture of a statue outside Memorial Stadium, and check out the charming couple in the lower right. Now multiply that by about 100,000, and you have the Nebraska fan base…
Ted Hutton has some fun at our expense. And then there's an odd video of Howard Schnellenberger getting bowled over by a corn cob. Weird guy, that Hutton dude. - CB
Steve Fairchild Was Right, The Colorado Buffaloes Look Silly - The Ralphie Report
Colorado fans are disgusted, upset, and some want Dan Hawkins fired. After watching only a bit of the CU - CSU game, that's understandable. Is this team already lost? - CB
How underdogs can win : The New Yorker
What happens when the underdogs likewise acknowledged their weakness and chose an unconventional strategy?
Interesting article about how underdogs can and do win. Makes you think before you start ripping a coach for trying something that USC, Texas et al., are not doing.