Two months ago we were looking at this week as a bye. Down time for the Huskers, the Husker faithful, and an others connected to our beloved team. But thanks to a rather large thunderstorm and the unavailability of any other Division 1-A team we have a date with the Division 1-AA Bethune-Cookman.
The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are currently 4-4 on the year and according to Dirk
Guys, I don’t mean to be a wet blanket, but I’m watching film of Bethune Cookman and their defensive scheme is amazing.— Dirk Chatelain (@dirkchatelain) October 21, 2018
Take out of that statement what you will. They might very well have a good defense. I really don’t know. I’ll let the football folks here at Corn Nation tell you how good they are. They’re the ones who get paid the big bucks around here for the football knowledge. However, I doubt it will be a huge challenge for the Huskers for an entire four quarter game. I could be wrong, but I doubt it at this point.
Nebraska should’t lose this week. They could, but they really shouldn’t.
With that said, the Wildcats do have a pretty amazing marching band. Enough so that they even got their own Netflix Show.
Pretty cool, huh? I hope they bring the band to Lincoln this weekend. It would make the game better if they did.
Anyway, on to flakes...
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