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Let’s slaughter some rodents

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Jon Johnston

It's game day once again. Today our beloved Huskers battle the rodents of Minnesota. We play for a rivalry trophy, the $5 Bits Of Broken Chair.

Honestly, I can't think of a more buzzless game against an important opponent than the one we're about to watch today.

There is only one key to this game for a Nebraska victory and that is to stop Minnesota running back Muhammad Ibrahim. The Gopher defense may be particularly horrible but Nebraska ask to keep Minnesota's offense off the field by stopping their running game.

Tanner Morgan is going to throw plenty of slant passes because that's what they do. If it's 3rd and whatever, they're throwing a slant. Nebraska did a good job a shutting down Purdue receivers David Bell and Rondale Moore last week. Today they need to shut down Chris Autman-Bell.

Defense will be the key to winning this game and winning it easily.


Date/Time: December 12, 2020. 11 AM CDT

Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE

Surface: Field turf

Opposition Blog: Check out The Daily Gopher.

Series Record: Minnesota leads all time 33-25-2. As Big Ten foes Nebraska leads 5-4. In Lincoln Nebraska leads 12-9.

TV: The game will be televised on FS1. Eric Collins will do the play-by-play, with Ben Leber as the analyst. It can also be streamed on the Fox Sports App with your cable or dish log in.

Radio: Huskers sports radio network. The audio can also be streamed live for free at huskers.com. The crew will be: Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, and Ben McLaughlin. XM Simulcast 196 and Sirius Simulcast 108.

More streaming options: The official Huskers app is available on iTunes and for Android users. Another option is the TuneIn app for game audio.

Weather: High of 36 with a chance of snow.

Odds: Nebraska is favored by 10.5.


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