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Five Reasons Nebraska Will Win: Purdue

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The Huskers get win #2 this Saturday.

NCAA Football: Nebraska at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

I’ve been getting hounded all week about being wrong all the time. It’s a rough life to live.

But I won’t wallow in it and you shouldn’t either, because win number 2 for the Huskers is coming on Saturday.

Here are your reasons why.

#1 PURDUE’S RUSHING DEFENSE

Last week in their loss to Rutgers, Purdue struggled to stop the quarterback run. We all know that Nebraska’s quarterbacks can run. The Huskers are going to exploit this weakness on Saturday, especially in the first half when leading tackler, Derrick Barnes, is out.

#2 AUSTIN ALLEN

Nebraska has used their tight ends in the passing game more this year, than in previous seasons and Austin Allen is a big and reliable target. He’s had more than 25 yards receiving in every game this season. He proved last week how valuable that 6’8” frame can be.

#3 IMPROVED PASSING GAME

Adrian Martinez completed 90% of his passes versus Iowa. He looked more confident in his ability to throw and his execution that he had in previous weeks. The improvement in the passing game will be vital to Nebraska’s victory on Saturday. Purdue currently ranks 11th in the Big Ten in passing defense and the Huskers are going to use their improved passing game to walk away with a victory.

#4 THE NEBRASKA CORNERBACKS

It is well known that Purdue has a duo of talented receivers in Rondale Moore and David Bell. But this is not the first time this season that Nebraska has faced talented receivers. Cam Taylor-Britt was able to hold Penn State star receiver Jahan Dotson to just 27 yards and he’s going to apply the same pressure this week.

The other Husker cornerback, Dicaprio Bootle recorded his first interception last Friday and we are going to see more of that this week. We all know that interceptions are contagious.

#5 WAN’DALE

Wan’Dale Robinson has proved time and time again that he is a playmaker. He had 9 catches for 75 yards and 42 yards rushing against Iowa on Saturday. He has yet to have a game like he had last year against Northwestern or Illinois. That’s coming on Saturday.

In case you forgot, here is an example of what to expect from Wan’Dale:

Husker fans, get yourselves ready for a win this week.