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Five Reasons Nebraska Will Win: Bethune-Cookman

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We finally have reasons to believe.

Bethune-Cookman v Miami Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

One: There Is Greatness at Bethune-Cookman And It Isn’t In The Form Of A Football Team

It is in the form of their marching band.

And their marching band does not play football. But hopefully we get to see the marching band at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Because they are very well known for their exciting style.

How well known? Well Netflix actually has a show about Bethune-Cookman’s marching band.

That looks pretty intense. I’d actually probably watch it but we don’t have the internet at home.

Two: Adrian Martinez Continues To Show Nebraska Fans That the Future Is Bright

If Nebraska football’s future is bright, then Adrian Martinez is the sun.

Over the past two weeks the true freshman quarterback has thrown for 527 yards with an average completion percentage of 78%. That is cashews.

He’s leading an offense that could be a top five offense in the entire country. Over the past two games the offense has averaged 570.5 yards per game. That is almonds.

Three: Nebraska’s Rushing Attack

Nebraska had three 100 yard rushers against Minnesota last week.

Adrian Martinez, Devine Ozigbo and Maurice Washington.

In Minnesota’s game the prior week, Ohio State only rushed for 100 yards against Minnesota. Minnesota was a good defense and Nebraska gashed it.

Nebraska better impose it’s will against Bethune-Cookman this week with another three 100-yard rushers. They should be able to do so.

Four: Don’t expect Bethune-Cookman to be a trap game.

Some of the concerns I’ve heard from some fans is that since we play Ohio State next week that the players may be looking past Bethune-Cookman.

I guess if there are any advantages of being 1-6, it is that I wouldn’t think 1-6 teams could look past anybody.

Scott Frost said that during the week they always practice against a “faceless opponent.” This is so players don’t get so hyped up about playing a team like Ohio State and also they won’t lose focus when preparing for a team like Bethune-Cookman.

Plus there is a feeling of momentum with this program that I don’t think the players want to stop.

Five: The Stanley Morgan Game

I don’t know what lies ahead for Nebraska this season but if we end the season with five or six wins then I think we can turn around and look at the game against Minnesota and call it “The Stanley Morgan Game.”

While one of the best things about this season was the emergence of senior running back Devine Ozigbo, one thing that held me back (besides going 0-6) was that Stanley Morgan could have jumped to the NFL but decided to stay for his senior season and he wasn’t getting the ball very much.

That changed on Saturday when the coaches obviously made him a focus. He had three great plays that really held off the dogs of Minnesota.

The third play was the play action pass for a 67 yard touchdown which really let me feel comfortable for the first time in 2018.

After Maurice Washington put the nail in the coffin with his touchdown run in the fourth quarter one of my favorite sights was watching Coach Frost walk up to Stanley Morgan and give him a huge hug.

Stanley Morgan means so much to this team and I was happy to see him finally get his due. I think we will see more of that on Saturday.

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