They did it!
The Huskers have already tied their wins from the last two seasons. There’s a lot of season left and I can’t wait for them to win out.
Nebraska will be handing Minnesota it’s first loss on Saturday and these are the reasons why.
#1 MINNESOTA IS 5-0 BUT UNRANKED.
It is rare that a school from a Power 5 conference is undefeated and not ranked.
There are 16 undefeated teams right now and of those 16 teams only Minnesota and Appalachain State are unranked.
Minnesota has had a pretty easy schedule so far this season and in their first four games they barely slipped by.
There is also this little nugget:
Minnesota is 5-0 and unranked.— THE™️ David Hale (@ADavidHaleJoint) October 6, 2019
Since 2004, there have been 5 other P5/BCS conference teams start 5-0 without being ranked.
All 5 lost their sixth game.
Minnesota may be undefeated right now, but that all ends on Saturday.
#2 NEBRASKA IS KEEPING THINGS SIMPLE
The forecast for Minneapolis on Saturday is looking to be about 40 degrees and rainy.
We all know that in football the weather can effect the outcome of the game.
Minnesota Coach PJ Fleck has been pulling out the stops getting his guys ready for a potentially cold and wet game. His players have been icing down their hands and playing with iced footballs.
Nebraska’s strategy is more basic. The Husker coaches are focusing on the “mindset”.
#3 WAN’DALE ROBINSON
Wan’Dale Robinson has taken the game into his own hands for both of Nebraska’s Big Ten wins.
This week is his second week of being selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
He is magic. He is the spark that the offense needs and Nebraska will have to rely on him heavily on Saturday.
Robinson leads the team in receptions with 25 receptions for 326 yards. Last week he had 44 yards rushing and 123 yards receiving.
Wan’Dale will push the Huskers past the Gophers.
#4 NEBRASKA’S OFFENSE WILL HAVE MINNESOTA GUESSING
Scott Frost has not officially stated whether quarterback Adrian Martinez or wide receiver JD Spielman will be playing on Saturday.
This makes Minnesota’s prep a little more difficult. If Martinez doesn’t play, Noah Vedral will be taking the reins for Nebraska’s offense.
There is very little tape on Vedral and it will be hard for Minnesota to prep for him.
#5 LAMAR JACKSON
Lamar Jackson has come a long way in the last year. He leads the Big Ten in passes defended and has recorded two interceptions and one forced fumble so far this season. One of his interceptions helped Nebraska set up the walk-off field goal to win against Northwestern last week.
Also, CBS Sports put out a mock draft for 2020. Can you guess who is listed at pick 17? That’s right. It’s Lamar Jackson.
He will be a good match for Minnesota’s strong receiving core. Jackson is going to do his part to help the Huskers past the Gophers.
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