The benefit for the Nebraska defense is this season allows them to play similar offenses in consecutive weeks. Nebraska plays Ohio State, Northwestern, and Michigan in three straight games. It is hard for a college football team to get up for three big games in a row, but it does help when all three do similar things on offense.
There is no reason for Nebraska to lose all three of these games. Yes, Ohio State, and Northwestern are road games, and Michigan will more than likely be a top 10 team. With the similarities in the offenses Nebraska should be the most mentally prepared team in the country for a spread offense, by the time the Wolverines come marching in to Lincoln October 27.
The maize and blue gave the Huskers all the locker room material they could ask for with a 45-17 route of the Cornhuskers in Ann Arbor last season. Bo Pelini’s ever nagging inability to stop a running quarterback showed up in the form of a, 318 yard, 4 touchdown day for Michigan signal caller Dennard Robinson.
This game will be the biggest test for Nebraska Senior defensive end Cameron Meredith and the Nebraska defensive line. Containing the rushing attack of Robinson and the Wolverines potential star tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint will be the most difficult task the Blackshirts will face all season. The talented duo combined for 221 rushing yards, and 4 rushing touchdowns against Nebraska last year. If Nebraska wants to stay alive in the huntfor a Big Ten title, that can’t happen again.
In this one I see to much star power for the guys wearing blue, and another laps in defense against the spread.
By Jimmie Allen
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