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Nebraska Cornhuskers 2011 Non-Conference update: Week 8

Each week we will go over Nebraska's non-conference opponents and how they fared against their competition.

This past week Tennessee-Chattanooga looked great, Fresno State blew an opportunity and Washington was blown up by Stanford.

Tennessee-Chattanooga - Last week - Elon (W, 42-18). Next week vs. Furman.

Mocs Spoil Elon Homecoming with 42-18 Win - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Official Athletics Site

The Mocs ran out to a 28-0 lead in the opening half. Robinson connected on scoring tosses with Joel Bradford (Chattanooga, Tenn.) for 52 yards, Sloan Allison (Ooltewah, Tenn.) for 11 yards and Marlon Anthony (Acworth, Ga.) for six yards, surrounding a 24-yard Gunner Miller (East Ridge, Tenn.) pick-six in the first 30 minutes.

Mocs Win 2nd Straight | win, 2nd, mocs - WTVC NewsChannel 9: Chattanooga News, Weather, Radar, Sports, Lottery

Terrell Robinson threw for three first-half touchdowns as Chattanooga defeated Elon 42-18 in a Southern Conference game Saturday.

Fresno State - Last week - Nevada (L,45-38). This week they are off (Louisiana Tech - Nov 5).

Wolf Pack Knocks Off Fresno State 45-38 - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

With the win, Nevada won its fourth straight over Fresno State and narrowed the gap in the all ]time series 24-18-1. The Wolf Pack's last loss in the series came in 2007. Theteams will resume the rivalry next year in the Mountain West.

Mistakes, loss cost Bulldogs their WAC lead - Fresno State Football -

Fresno State will spend another offseason trying to figure out how to better defend Nevada's pistol offense. At this rate, one wonders if the Bulldogs ever will find those answers. For the fourth straight year, Fresno State fell to Nevada as the Wolf Pack amassed 581 total yards, including 194 yards in the fourth quarter alone, en route a 45-38 victory before an announced crowd of 15,113 at Mackay Stadium.

Washington Huskies - Last week - Stanford (L,65-21)

Huskies | Washington's Chris Polk rushes into record book | Seattle Times Newspaper

Polk had touchdown runs of 46 and 61 yards in the first half. Those carries alone gave him the 17th 100-yard game of his career, tying him with Napoleon Kaufman for the most in school history. Kaufman set the mark in four seasons from 1991 to '94, while Polk is just midway through his junior season.

Ugh. Napoleon Kaufman. I remember that name...

Andrew Luck got a breather as the Stanford Cardinal ran for 446 yards to defeat the Washington Huskies - College Football News | FOX Sports on MSN

On a night in which Oklahoma and Wisconsin — a pair of national championship hopefuls — went down, Stanford, eighth in the BCS standings, surely opened as many eyes in its first prime time broadcast of the season as it did holes in the Washington defense with a 65-21 thrashing of the Huskies, ranked No. 25 in the BCS.

Wyoming Cowboys - Last week - Bye. This week @San Diego State

Inside the Matchup: Wyoming at San Diego State

The Pokes have provided true freshman quarterback Brett Smith with solid protection so far this season. They allowed just one sack per game through the first half of the season, ranking among the top 20 teams in the country.

Mountain West Conference Midseason Grades - 7220 Report - A Wyoming Cowboys Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Grade: B The Cowboys have shown signs of moving up in the MWC and they have also been blown out by a Utah State team that now boasts home losses to CSU and Louisiana Tech. A bowl game is still a possibility but they will have to find a way to win two MWC road contests. The best chances appear to be at Air Force and at CSU.