clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Morning After: Bethune-Cookman

Well it is still the morning somewhere right?

NCAA Football: Bethune Cookman at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Wanted to start the morning after with the best thing about yesterday

Steven M. Sipple: As Nebraska cruises, mind drifts toward a much more intriguing week ahead | Football |

Your mind drifts to strange places during the second half of a game like Saturday’s.

As Nebraska was breezing past Bethune-Cookman, I kept thinking about Ohio State. That’s kind of a strange place at the moment, right?

With Renewed Confidence, Huskers Feel Ready for Ohio State Challenge | Hail Varsity

In the two weeks leading up to Michigan, Nebraska averaged 19.8 yards per point. In the two weeks leading up to Ohio State, Nebraska is averaging 11.5 yards per point. The lower the number here, the better; the first would have ranked 129th in the country last season while the second would have ranked sixth.

In the two weeks leading up to Michigan, Nebraska was outscored 17-7 in first quarters. In the two weeks leading up to Ohio State, Nebraska is outscoring its opponents 42-3 in first quarters.

'It Was Love' at Memorial Stadium for Bethune-Cookman | Hail Varsity

On Saturday, Memorial Stadium and Nebraska's fans were on full display for Bethune-Cookman. Sure, the Wildcats left with a 45-9 loss but that wasn't all they took from the day.

"There’s 90,000 people out there, everyone excited, student section, all the fans. Their fans were cheering us on before the game even started," B-CU senior running back Alfred Adams said post-game. "They were very friendly and honestly, I’m not used to that. Usually other fans are like, ‘Oh, boo. You suck’ but they were very welcoming.”

A Husker Game 85 Years in the Making | Hail Varsity

Eileen Jensen sat in section 613, row 11, seat 8 on Saturday. She was decked out in a red Nebraska sweatshirt, red Nebraska jacket and a red ballcap with a silver bow on the back. The 85-year-old looked like a seasoned visitor of Memorial Stadium at first glance.

Yet Nebraska's matchup with Bethune-Cookman was actually Jensen's first visit to Memorial Stadium for a Huskers game day.

Bethune-Cookman coach praises Frost, Nebraska experience

Terry Sims wasn’t sure he wanted to bring his kids to play at Nebraska, but the coach decided it was too good of an opportunity for him and the Bethune Cookman program.

Even after a 45-9 loss, Sims said he couldn’t be happier with his decision to add the game and come to Nebraska. The coach said that not only will it be a memory for his players, but it’s a good learning tool for the whole program.

Mazour enjoys opportunity for local players

When asked about his own 55-yard performance in Nebraska’s 45-9 win, Wyatt Mazour defaulted credit to the people blocking for him — both in the trenches and on the perimeter.

In the second half when Mazour got his first real run of extend playing time, it seemed at times Bethune-Cookman didn’t get a hand on him until he was already 6 or 7 yards down field. Mazour said it was because of the strong blocking out in front.

Miles Jones gets his first taste of game action for Huskers - Nebraska 24/7 - Brian Christopherson

The stat book will show that Miles Jones caught one pass for 21 yards and ran it once for five yards in his first action as a Husker.

This seems a typical enough debut for any true freshman in college football. A couple touches are the equivalent of putting one big toe in the 10-foot end of the pool.

But, man, there was almost a much bigger splash.

Senior walk-on: 'That's my entire life's goal' - Nebraska 24/7 - Michael Bruntz

Matt Jarzynka had a tough decision to make when he headed home for the summer.

The walk-on senior-to-be lined up a summer internship that would advance his career professionally, but it kept Jarzynka apart from his teammates for the summer. The defensive lineman thought hard about whether to return for his senior season at Nebraska or move on and begin his career.

On Saturday, Jarzynka knew made the right decision.

Nebraska preps for Ohio State in 45-9 win over Bethune-Cookman - AP: Eric Olson

Adrian Martinez passed for 213 yards and two touchdowns and Devine Ozigbo ran for 110 and another score — all in the first half — and Nebraska prepped for next week's trip to Ohio State with a 45-9 win over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.

Life Lesson From Steven M. Sipple?

Random Stuff From Saturday