Sunday, January 3, 2010

Nebraska Accepts Fiesta Bowl Invite

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will be playing in the Fiesta Bowl versus Penn State. This marks the second consecutive trip to the Fiesta Bowl following back to back Big 12 Championships.
QB Cody Green, sidelined the last 7 weeks of the season will likely only be available in an emergency situation only.

2011 Season Awards

QB Cody Green wins both the Maxwell & Davey O'Brian Awards for 2011. Green finished the season with 130-192 for 1954 passing yards and 134 rushes for 922 yards with 31 total TD's. Quite impressive, considering Green missed the last 4 regular season games and the Big 12 championship game.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

#2 Florida vs. #5 Nebraska

A matchup between two top 5 ranked opponents on opening weekend is rare in college football these days. It's too bad. If this game was any indication, better quality opponents leads to better games and more excitement for college football players and fans.

Entering this season and game, the #2 gators came off an upset loss in the BCS championship breaking an OFFL-E record 24 consecutive victories. But, Florida is Florida and just reloads with talent. The Huskers entered this season coming off its best season in a decade under first year coach Wildcatter. Although the team lost a lot of senior leadership, young talent and the momentum of a program on the rise had the Huskers thinking upset.

Although both programs pride themselves on defense, it was the offenses that dominated this one. Each team moved up and down the field in the first half which ended in a 21-21 tie. The second half is where this game got interesting. Florida was able to take the second half kickoff and methodically drive down the field to take its first lead 28-21. On Nebraska's ensuing possession, the Husker offense was limited to a FG and the gators were sniffing blood.

The black shirt defense allowed Florida to drive into the redzone and many began to feel this one might be over. But, a forced fumble and a 82 yard return for a TD set the stadium rocking as Nebraska was able to regain the lead at 31-28.

In the 4th quarter, Florida was able to tie the game with a FG. Once again, the Husker offense took the field and was able to move into scoring territory late in the game. HB Okafor scored on a short TD run with just over 1 minute left to take a 38-31 lead.

But the Florida offense wouldn't go away quietly. Leading the team down the field in and ultimately scoring the game tying TD with just under 20 seconds to play.

As the momentum was sucked out of the crowd, this one appeared to be heading to overtime. On the ensuing kickoff, the gators special team committed a personal foul giving the Huskers the ball at their own 40 yard line with 12 seconds left in the game.

What happened from here was just unbelievable. QB Cody Green hit WR Cooper for a 23 yard reception and the huskers were able to call a timeout with 3 seconds left to play.

Coach Wildcatter called upon Kicker Kunalic to attempt the 56 yarder. After coach Basis called a timeout to ice the kicker, Kunalic made the kick of his career as time expired.

41-38 NEBRASKA!!!

2011 Nebraska Season Preview

To be edited...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Coach Wildcatter Signs Extension

It has been announced this morning that Coach Wildcatter has accepted & signed a contract extension to coach the Nebraska Cornhuskers through the 2020 season.

Under the guidance of Coach Wildcatter, the Nebraska program achieved success it had not seen in a decade.

#3 BCS
13-1 (9-0)
Big 12 Champions
Fiesta Bowl Champions
3 All Americans
9 All Conference 

Monday, November 16, 2009

2010 All American List Has Been Released.

1st Team

DT, Baker Steinkuhler (So)

K, Alex Henery (Sr)


DE, Jason Ankrah (Fr)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Nebraska Well Represented on 2010 All Big 12 Team

1st Team Big 12

HB, Quentin Castille (Sr)
236 Att/940 Yds/19 TD

TE, Mike McNeill (Sr)
65 Catches/983 Yds/8 TD

RE, Jason Ankrah (Fr)
82 Tak/32 TFL/17 Sks

DT, Baker Steihkuhler (So)
57 Tak/23 TFL/12 Sks

CB, Prince Amukamara (Sr)

K, Alex Henery (Sr)
22-23 FG, 75-76 XP

Returner, Niles Paul (Sr)

2nd Team Big 12

QB, Zach Lee (Sr)
278-389 for 4321 Yds with 37 TDs/13 Int

RE, Pierre Allen (Sr)
68 Tak/12 TFL/6 Sks/2 Int