With the Huskers’ season at a natural midway point, we’re handing out report cards this week. Next up, kickers and special teams.
The Huskers will play Illinois in Dublin, Ireland, in 2021 as the second in a five-game international series. Consider the 2000 South Bend takeover a significant reason why.
With an off week to really dig in, let’s take a hard look at the three phases of Nebraska football so far in 2019. First up, the defense.
There was a lot to absorb from Nebraska’s loss to Minnesota, so Derek Peterson offers a handful of smaller, bite-sized things to try and make sense of it all.
Nebraska knew what Minnesota was going to do, and yet the Huskers still couldn’t stop the Gophers.
Snow started drifting before kickoff. It never really reached a level where field conditions were going to be affected, though. It was more of just a dusting. Could say the same thing about the game. Staff writer Derek Peterson has three thoughts on what we just watched.
Nebraska will have its top receiving threat, junior JD Spielman, available Saturday when it takes on Minnesota on the road, but it seems it will not have its starting quarterback, sophomore Adrian Martinez.
The offseason hype around Nebraska may have led some to believe the Huskers’ climb back up the mountain would be easy. It isn’t, but the program is making progress.
Expect Adrian Martinez to travel to Minneapolis this weekend. Don’t expect to know what that means for Nebraska until we get closer to that 6:30 p.m. kickoff time.
A 5-0 Minnesota team awaits Nebraska on Saturday and if the weather permits, it could be all about the wideouts at TCF Bank Stadium.