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Ahead of Schedule

When I say the Blackshirts appear to have conference championship potential, it’s going to seem too fast, but that’s the way the Huskers are doing things this year. The first (and only possible) piece of evidence to draw on in a blowout over an inferior opponent in Florida Atlantic was the speed of evolution. The kinds of steps and adjustments that took Nebraska eight weeks to accomplish in 2013 seemed to happen in less than eight drives in the 55-7 demolition ...

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Beyond the Box Score: Nebraska-FAU

There are a lot of ways to look at a football game. These are the numbers you won't find in the ordinary box score. Each week following the game we'll be sharing five key stats to track the Huskers' progress this season. All of the numbers below include only "statistically significant" plays, meaning no garbage time plays, no end-of-half kneel downs and, this week at least, no plays after halftime since the game was essentially over at that point. Here's a look at ...

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Westerkamp’s Behind-the-Back Catch

With the #Huskers up 31-7 on Florida Atlantic in the third quarter, Jordan Westerkamp made the catch you'll be seeing in highlight packages the rest of the season. We'll just be watching it on a loop if anyone needs us. Here, have another look at the full play:

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Seminoles Upset Huskers

A Devaney Center record 8,569 fans were on hand Friday as the Husker Volleyball season kicked off with some fireworks between No. 7 Nebraska and No. 13 Florida State. The Seminoles proved too much for the young Huskers however, taking three straight sets after Nebraska took the opening set. Nebraska mounted comeback efforts in all four, but couldn’t close out late as the Seminoles won the match 18-25, 27-25, 25-23, 25-23. Captain Alicia Ostrander took the Huskers over the Seminoles in the first set ...

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Power Ranking: Season Openers

What's in a power ranking? Subjectivity, mostly, but that's sort of the point. All power rankings are kind of ridiculous but usually fun and we're hoping to focus on the latter each Friday this season where we'll rank...well...something. This week it's season openers since 1986. Why '86? Because it was the start of the 28-game winning streak in season openers Nebraska will carry into Saturday's game. How are they ranked? There's no science to it. Some made it because they were ...

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Tweets of the Week: Game Week Edition

Tomorrow is it! Game day is finally here, folks. As a result, this is the final Tweets of the Week before Nebraska football is officially in full swing. So, we should make it a good one, shouldn’t we? Well, as you can imagine, plenty happened on Twitter over the last week. You may have seen some of it or you may have not. That’s why we’re here. Without further ado, here is the final full week without football as told ...

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Hot Reads: Good and Bad

I'm not quite sure why the thing to follow exists other than for me to point you to it, so who am I to deny a thing's reason for being? The Wall Street Journal has created a graph with the title "How Good (and Bad) Is Your Team?". On the x-axis it measures teams by how good or bad they are on the field on a scale of "weakling" to "powerhouse." On the y-axis it measures how good or bad a ...

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Understanding the Owls

As if season openers weren't mysterious enough, Florida Atlantic brings the additional wrinkle of having a first-year head coach in place when the Owls visit on Saturday. This presents some challenges in terms of preparation, but it's nothing the Huskers haven't experienced before. "You prepare a little bit for everything," offensive coordinator Tim Beck said this week. "It’s nothing new. I think every year I’ve been here we’ve played a new staff every single year." That's accurate. Last season the Huskers faced ...

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Hot Reads: Here We Are

Football. Football, football, football, football, football. FOOTBALL! OK, I'm good now. Welcome to the first Thursday of the season. After last night's Georgia State-Abilene Christian amuse-bouche, the main courses are coming out tonight with 14 games, all of which are televised or streamed somewhere. The Big Ten has two teams in action -- Rutgers visits Washington State and Minnesota welcomes Eastern Illinois -- but the marquee match-up is the first game with No. 21 Texas A&M and No. 9 South Carolina kicking off ...

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5 Reasons the Huskers Can Be Better in 2014

So how do you feel about Nebraska football right now? I ask because “feeling” is about all that’s left until Saturday. Minus a few minutes with Bo Pelini on Thursday, all the news is out. Fall camp has been chopped up and chewed on for the past three weeks to the fullest extent. Last season can’t be broken down any further. The calamities inherent to the offseason are, hopefully, behind most teams at this point. So, again, how are you feeling about ...