The Huskers (3-3, 2-1 Big Ten) might not have looked great on the field Saturday night in a 38-17 loss at home to No. 8 Wisconsin (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten), but there were still some pretty clever things happening on Twitter.
Here are the top tweets from the game.
All. The. Chills.
Watch Grant Wistrom recite the Husker Prayer prior to the Wisconsin game Tunnel Walk. pic.twitter.com/OWBBeXjqve
— Hail Varsity (@HailVarsity) October 8, 2017
This seemed like an accurate representation of how I was feeling looking at my Twitter timeline following a pick-six from quarterback Tanner Lee on the Huskers' opening drive.
Luke Gifford. Basically how we all feel about the linebacker.
I will marry Luke Gifford. I am a dude too but do not care. #Huskers
— Husker Takeover (@HuskerTakeover) October 8, 2017
Sneaker Joe coming in hot after the officials missed what many felt was a holding call on Wisconsin. The officials had previously stopped a Nebraska punt because they weren’t in a “safe space” for the play to begin. I don’t know either.
Apparently, the officials can't throw a flag from their safe place?
— Joe Evans (@AsianJoeEvans) October 8, 2017
For the brand.
Nice.. Great for the brand https://t.co/9kCSo4dl5z
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 8, 2017
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) October 8, 2017
As many penalties that Wisconsin has racked up, the refs have still missed 3-4 blatant ones that have hurt Nebraska. Badgers really sloppy.
— Jacob Padilla (@JacobPadilla_) October 8, 2017
What a picture. Memorial Stadium was, truly, jumpin’.
— Brett Baker (@BrettSBaker) October 8, 2017
The Huskers used throwback uniforms to honor the 1997 national championship team. So, naturally, the Lincoln Police Department brought out some throwbacks of their own.
— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) October 6, 2017
Your weekly dose of Faux. The Badgers were in the midst of a 10-play, 80-yard drive that ran off 5:45 in the fourth quarter and put them up 31-17 with just over nine minutes left.
RUN THE PICK SIX PLAY AGAIN PLS
— Faux Pelini (@FauxPelini) October 8, 2017
Any tweet with Peter Griffin in it is automatically an “A+” tweet in my book.
— MeanStreets Omaha (@MeanStreetsOMA) October 8, 2017
Derek is a newbie on the Hail Varsity staff covering Husker athletics. In college, he was best known as ‘that guy from Twitter.’ He has covered a Sugar Bowl, a tennis national championship and almost everything in between (except an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game… *tears*). In his spare time, he can be found arguing with literally anyone about sports.