Depending upon who you ask, it appears that the magic number that Nebraska need to get to in order to beat Oklahoma is in the middle to upper 30s.
Sam McKewon, of the Omaha World-Herald, said his number is 35. Adam McClintock threw out the number 37.
There are likely more Nebraska fans who believe Nebraska could hold Oklahoma’s offense to that number compared to Nebraska fans who believe Scott Frost’s offense could even approach scoring 35-40 points against Oklahoma.
I mean, when you only score 22 against Illinois and 28 against Buffalo then how in the world could you reasonably expect Nebraska to score 40 on Oklahoma?
My hope? They’ll have more opportunities to score. They should have more possessions.
Two weeks ago Tulane took Oklahoma to the wire. Oklahoma got the win but the final score was 40-35. Here are the following time of possessions for Oklahoma’s scoring drives in that game:
- 11 plays, 75 yards - 05:16
- 5 plays, 75 yards - 2:06
- 9 plays, 84 yards - 4:53
- 4 plays, 2 yards - 0:49
- 4 plays (#) yards - 0:53
- 7 plays, 78 yards - 3:03
- 3 plays, 2 yards - 0:30
- 7 plays, 37 yards - 2:30
There are a few longer possessions but as you can see Oklahoma isn’t going to wait around and drain the clock. So Nebraska should have enough opportunities to put up 35-40 points. Now will the defense be able to hold down the Sooners enough for the offense to be within striking distance at the end?
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SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS!
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Nine different schools received first-place votes, but the voting for the No. 1 spot was not close.
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Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee describing their abuse and its aftermath.
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Nebraska stock market report (9/16)
Who is trending up, who is trending down for Nebraska following the Buffalo game
Red Report: What impresses Lincoln Riley about the Huskers; CBs to be tested; Prochazka sees TDs | Football | journalstar.com
Widely considered one of the best offensive minds in college football, Lincoln Riley said NU's secondary does "everything pretty well."
John Cook on the radio: Coach explains latest starting lineup decisions | Volleyball | journalstar.com
Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook is still trying different starting combinations in hopes of finding the best group for the Huskers when Big Ten matches begin next week.
Nebraska Recruiting: Intriguing Shift Brewing in Huskers' Defensive Recruiting? - Nebraska Football Recruiting | Hail Varsity
We hadn’t seen a depth chart under coach Scott Frost until the season opener this year. There was a lot of attention on starters, top line back-ups and who had the “OR” designation as a result. The last time we saw a depth chart from the Huskers prior to this season was 2019. Something happened with Nebraska’s depth chart that may have flown under-the-radar.
25 impact freshmen for the 21-22 season - College Hoops Today
t’s never too early to start looking ahead to next season!
Check below for our list of 25 impact freshmen for the 21-22 college basketball season.
In no particular order.
“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.
Facebook Says Its Rules Apply to All. Company Documents Reveal a Secret Elite That’s Exempt. - WSJ
An extensive array of research reports, online employee debates and drafts of presentations to senior management, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, offer an unparalleled look inside the social-media giant’s failings—and its unwillingness or inability to address them.
What Martial Arts Does Captain America Use? Steve Rogers' Fighting Style Explained
Captain America is one of the best hand-to-hand combatants in the MCU. Steve Rogers actually uses 11 different fighting styles throughout the movies.
Don’t Slander St. Junípero Serra - WSJ
Serra was a complex character, but he defended indigenous people’s humanity, decried the abuse of indigenous women, and argued against imposing the death penalty on natives who had burned down a mission and murdered one of his friends. At age 60, ill and with a chronically sore leg, Serra traveled 2,000 miles to Mexico City to demand that authorities adopt a native bill of rights he had written. As Pope Francis said when he canonized him in 2015, Serra is not only the country’s first Hispanic saint, but should be considered “one of the founding fathers of the United States.”
15 great places for food in Nebraska | Dining | journalstar.com
Some of us like to eat our way across the state, discovering restaurants in the towns we visit. Here are 15 spots you might want to check out in Nebraska.
500 Best Songs of All Time - Rolling Stone
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On September 12, 1940, a French teenager took his dog for a walk - a simple everyday event, but it was to lead to one of the most stunning archaeological discoveries of all time.— Marina Amaral (@marinamaral2) September 12, 2021
Robot, the dog, ran into a hole created by a fallen tree. Ravidat threw some stones into the hole. pic.twitter.com/UiUublfiae
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Our grandpa insisted he did not want a dog. We got him one anyway.— Amanda Softstar (@ASoftstar) September 11, 2021
3 months later... ❤ pic.twitter.com/jhv1mmqtnl
RIP Norm McDonald
A friend of mine who has been a Norm MacDonald fan for a long time told me he didn’t realize I was such a big fan of Norm and his comedy. This was after hearing about the news of Norm’s passing as I was sharing on twitter some of these great videos.
It was true that it took me a really long time to appreciate Norm. Way too long. It was comparable to my relatively recent admiration for Kobe Bryant. It wasn’t until the last couple of seasons of Kobe’s career did I allow myself to really enjoy how good he was.
And like Kobe, it all the sudden ended way too soon.
Comedians play an extremely underrated role in our society. If they are doing it right they should make you question certain things. They should challenge you. They should make you laugh. Norm definitely did that.
Unfortunately like Kobe, I was late to the party and it sucks.
There aren’t many comedians who are revered by almost all other fellow comedians. Norm may be one of the last ones.
Bob Saget Posts Video Recalling Longtime Friend Norm Macdonald – Deadline
“I talked to him a week before the roast and, and he said, ‘I can’t say mean things about you because you’re my friend,'” Saget recalls, remembering that Macdonald had warned that he planned to instead “read jokes from a ’40s joke book.” Even though Saget advised his friend to toss in some cursing in keeping with the Comedy Central mood, Macdonald “chose the path of dignity.”
Norm moment from "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" pic.twitter.com/EwG9JtO1m0— stricture (@bog_beef) September 14, 2021
Norm Macdonald on Bill Cosby pic.twitter.com/v5HGcqIxX8— Noam "MF Blum" (@neontaster) September 14, 2021
Here's another clip of how great Norm Macdonald was at taking the most awkward comedy and making it so funny you couldn't help but laugh.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 14, 2021
Norm is doing a bit about Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter) dying... 10 days after it happened. pic.twitter.com/bSP83bqQrg
a brief word of encouragement from the funniest guy on the planet meant so much to me 7 years ago. thank you norm pic.twitter.com/KU6gnjmM3B— derek (@derek8185338005) September 14, 2021
It was Norm Macdonald’s unique gift to make every individual who loved his comedy believe they were the only one - members of a tiny, esoteric audience that happened to include everyone.— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) September 14, 2021