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Corn Flakes: How Will Nebraska Fix The Run Game?

Nebraska tallied a massive 126 yards rushing on 37 carries for a 3.41 yard per carry average against BYU.

That sucks.

In Nebraska football terms, it's if they didn't even try.

Those stats left them 96th nationally in per carry average, and 95th nationally in rushing yardage.

If you watched the offensive line a lot, you saw a group of guys that was very slow in coming off the ball. Chongo Kondolo got beat on a couple plays where a defender simply ran around him while he stood still.

There might be much bemoaning about how we don't have an Ameer Abdullah this season, but you cannot depend upon a NFL-caliber back to save your offensive line's ass every season.

Mike Riley has made it a point so say that the "runs with the tailback" need to be fixed this week. I don't know how he's going to fix an offensive line that's slow, weak, and prone to as many penalties as this one is.

We saw them run a little bit of option/read with Tommy Armstrong. It would behoove Riley/Langsdorf to look into that as a play they use more often. If they can't block the other team's strongest defensive players, then at least they could option/read them.

In the good news category, we're 28th nationally in total yardage passing, and 52nd in yards per attempt passing.


Making a List After a Loss | Hail Varsity

After a heartbreaking loss to BYU, Mike Riley offered a list of things the Huskers need to fix in preparation for South Alabama.

If we're still making a list three weeks from now....

What you may have missed: Off-the-field tidbits from BYU's win over Nebraska | Deseret News
Some things that might get lost among all the emotion of BYU's bittersweet win. For BYU fans that made the journey to Lincoln, it really was an unforgettable experience, and not simply because of the

Unpacking 4 observations from BYU's win over Nebraska - Vanquish The Foe
Nate Slack's first BYU football game in two years was one for the ages. The recently returned missionary decompresses with his observations here.

NU Turns Attention to Jaguars - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska football team began preparations for Saturday's game against South Alabama, practicing for just under 90 minutes in half pads on Monday afternoon.

Film Review: The 2 deciding plays in BYU-Nebraska
The best finish of the weekend was undoubtedly BYU’s 33-28 win at Nebraska on a Hail Mary. But how did it happen? Let’s take a look at the film. Before looking at the Hail Mary, Nebraska’s final offensive snap was also an opportunity to close it out.

Updated College Football Playoff and bowl projections, with Notre Dame replacing Oregon -

Here are some picks for every bowl game, altered based on a mere 1/12 of your team's season

.We're projected to the Outback bowl? That's a lot better than I feel now. Perhaps I should just change my attitude.

We're buying Braxton Miller after Ohio State's big win over Virginia Tech - Land-Grant Holy Land

A man playing a new position did some damage for the Buckeyes on Monday night, in case you hadn't heard.

Did you watch this game? Braxton Miller, Braxton Miller, and then Braxton Miller. It's like they're cheating, those damned Buckeyes. Maybe they should be broken up on some type of monopoly rule.

NCAA Coaching Salaries and Contracts: Hiring, Firing, and Paying College Coaches - The Daily Gopher
What factors should go into hiring and firing a coach and how much should college coaches be paid?

Illinois vs. Kent State 2015: Fighting Illini Position Grades - The Champaign Room
We take a look at each position's performance against the Golden Flashes

Rough Fourth Quarter Dooms Purdue; Falls to Marshall 31-41 - Hammer and Rails
Purdue used three quarters of solid play to take the lead before failing in the final frame.

Pat Fitzgerald unhappy with Northwestern's performance against Stanford - Inside NU

Fitzgerald was particularly frustrated with the offense.

I thought Northwestern played very well. They were sluggish somewhat, but Stanford looked like... well, like Nebraska - standing around a lot on offense.

Michigan State losing defensive depth heading into Oregon game -

Michigan State will be without two reserves against Oregon on Saturday.

This should be a very interesting game.

Former New Mexico State star QB Cody Ledbetter found dead in Texas -
Former New Mexico State star quarterback Cody Ledbetter was found dead, apparently because of a suicide, at the age of 42.

Watching this bat eat a banana makes me wonder why I was ever afraid | The Verge

I don't know what your childhood was like but I spent a large part of mine hanging upside down in a cage being fed banana slices. So this video of a rescued fruit bat really speaks to me about...

I have no idea why I clipped this.