The bye week is over and now we are in the home stretch of Husker football games. The Huskers must win 3 of the remaining 4 to become bowl eligible.
Some of you may be worried, but I’m not. This week the Huskers will take their first step with a win over Purdue.
Here are the reasons why:
#1 CYCLES AND STREAKS HAVE TO BREAK SOMETIME
I have seen many posts and media mentions about what Scott Frost has never done while coaching at Nebraska. He has never won against a ranked team and he has never won before or after a bye are two that I’ve seen a lot lately.
These stats may be true, and they may be interesting to some, but they don’t mean anything. And they can’t last forever. This week is the week, Frost and the Huskers are going to break that cycle and come in strong after their week off.
This week we will see the first step in proving the naysayers wrong. The Huskers will win.
#2 NEBRASKA TIGHT ENDS
Austin Allen has been an effective force for Nebraska’s passing game this season. He leads all Big Ten tight ends with six receptions of more than 20 yards. He has been effective in helping the Huskers when they need a big play and is a nice big target for Adrian Martinez.
Allen and Travis Vokolek have both added to the perimeter blocking for the Huskers as well.
The word is that Thomas Fidone, who was highly spoken of all spring, will be suiting up on Saturday. If he gets on the field he is sure to make an impact.
While turnovers are something that has plagued Nebraska in the past, this year they have not been quite as bad. Now we still have had a few unfortunate turnovers at the worst times, they aren’t as frequent as they once were.
Currently the Huskers are +1 in the turnover category.
The good news with this is that Purdue is worse when it comes to turnovers. They rank worst in the BIG with turnovers gained and are -5 for turnovers for the year.
#4 HUSKER PASS DEFENSE
Purdue has one of the best pass offenses in the country. They average 317 passing yards per game. This may not look like this will be an area where the Huskers will win the game, but I think you are wrong about that.
The Husker’s secondary will be ready for Purdue’s passing attack. Cam Taylor-Britt is playing some of his best football right now.
We are sure to see some more of this from Cam:
Impressive pass breakup by Cam Taylor-Britt against Bell pic.twitter.com/zjXPkTCn1N— Billy M (@BillyM_91) December 5, 2020
While Deontai Williams is out and he has been really good at getting turnovers and keeping up the pass defense, Myles Farmer is ready to step in and keep the Purdue offense on it’s toes.
Aside from the Minnesota game (and that fictional preseason game that we don’t talk about) the Husker D has done a pretty good job this year of containing a team’s strengths. I expect the Nebraska secondary to be ready for Purdue.
#5 THE SEVEN WAY TIE SCENARIO IS BEST
Some of you may have already seen this:
THE SICKOS COMMITTEE PRESENTS THE SEVEN WAY BIG TEN WEST TIE SCENARIO WITH NEBRASKA WINNING THE DIVISION!!!! (A special thank you Sickos Committee member @JustTMill for the spreadsheeting) pic.twitter.com/gXIrJUfaOK— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) October 28, 2021
The scenario just makes the most sense and has the Husker’s as division champs. In order for it to come true though, the Huskers have to defeat the Boilermakers. Since it has been written it shall happen. That’s how these things work.
Also, college football is crazy, so something like this could definitely happen.
Prepare yourselves for the Huskers to take the first step to making this true by defeating Purdue on Saturday.
Nebraska is a 7.5 point favorite over Purdue
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