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Topic: Nebraska (2-1) vs Northern Illinois (1-2) Post Game

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Nebraska (2-1) vs Northern Illinois (1-2) Post Game
« on: September 11, 2019, 12:21:40 PM »
Nebraska returns home to Memorial Stadium on Saturday evening, as the Huskers will complete non-conference play against Northern Illinois. Kickoff under the lights in Lincoln is set for shortly after 7 p.m. CT, with national television coverage on FS1 and radio coverage available on the Husker Sports Network from Learfield-IMG.

Saturday's meeting is the second game in a four-game series with Northern Illinois. The Huskies won in Lincoln in 2017 and have two additional future visits to Memorial Stadium.

Series History
Nebraska and Northern Illinois will meet for the fourth time on Saturday evening, with the Huskers owning a 2-1 edge. All three previous games were played at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska posted victories in 1989 and 1990 while NIU won in Lincoln in 2017.

•    In addition to Saturday's game, Northern Illinois is scheduled to visit Lincoln in 2021 and 2023.


•    Including the two future games with NIU, Nebraska has five future games scheduled with members of the Mid-American Conference (NIU-2021, 2023; Central Michigan-2020; Buffalo-2021; Akron-2025).
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Re: Nebraska (1-1) vs Northern Illinois (1-1) Game Week
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 12:42:03 PM »
Huskies. 
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Re: Nebraska (1-1) vs Northern Illinois (1-1) Game Week
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 05:20:47 PM »


Northern Illinois Huskies (1-1) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-1)
8:00 - Lincoln, NE - FS1
The Big Ten Revenge Saturday finishes up in Lincoln where Nebraska attempts to avenge a 2017 loss to Northern Illinois that made Mike Riley's departure inevitable.  Granted a lot of the shine of this night game was taken away last Saturday, when Colorado completed a fourth quarter comeback for the second straight year, to complete the series sweep of the Huskers.  It revealed a lot of the problems Nebraska had last year when facing any offense better than Michigan State/Bethune-Cookman (and I'm not sure which one was worse).  After shutting the Buffs down for nearly 3 quarters (0 points and 134 total yards), the Huskers defense imploded and surrendered 34 points and 323 yards over the final 16 minutes plus overtime.  They did make it abundantly clear that Maurice Washington is playing, absent a jail sentence without work release.  Washington is clearly the best toy Adrian Martinez has to work with, with 77 rushing yards on 5.1 ypc and 4 receptions for 118 yards.  JD Spielman also showed up, but a couple more guys need to step up for this offense to work at max capacity.  Georgia Tech transfer Dedrick Mills has been horrible in both games.  Freshman Wan'Dale Robinson has been very good, and I hate to ask for more than 6 receptions for a freshman through his first two games, but he's got the talent to deliver.  New Northern Illinois coach Thomas Hammock declared Cal transfer Ross Bowers the starter over returning starter Marcus Childers, who was MAC Freshman of the Year in 2017, and won a MAC title last year.  Tough crowd.  He hasn't done much to warrant winning the job thus far, but he's working behind an offensive line that returned three starters, but they two they lost were both NFL Draftees.  Yes, Utah has a fantastic defense, but this line isn't doing anything right now, ranking in the bottom ten of the FBS both in power run blocking and sack rate.  There's a chance for the Nebraska front to regain some confidence.  So how has Northern Illinois won one game, and gave #13 Utah everything they wanted on the road?  A defense that is just as feisty as ever.  Problem is Nebraska's weakness is too many big negative plays.  They are #127 in the FBS in sack rate allowed, which is part on the line, and part on Martinez' propensity to hold the ball too long.  Northern Illinois plays sound, low pressure defense.  They aren't built to attack Martinez, and the Husker offense is too good to sit back and trust your stuff, when you still have MAC talent.
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Re: Nebraska (1-1) vs Northern Illinois (1-1) Game Week
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 09:08:55 PM »
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Re: Nebraska (1-1) vs Northern Illinois (1-1) Game Week
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 12:37:42 PM »
Scott Frost said the team “improved big-time in practice this week on both sides of the ball” and confirmed that Nebraska is adding a placekicker to the roster after reaching out to the men’s soccer club.

Great, I'll have another glass of kool-aid
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Re: Nebraska (1-1) vs Northern Illinois (1-1) Game Week
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 01:07:47 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2019, 01:58:29 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2019, 02:03:21 PM »
Nebraska has been behind the chains on second and third down plenty of times through the first two games of the year, and Frost said it has forced Nebraska into a situation where they’re having to “pick the perfect play.” Against Northern Illinois, Frost said Nebraska needs to avoid third-and-long because of the way the Huskies bring pressure.
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Re: Nebraska (1-1) vs Northern Illinois (1-1) Game Week
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2019, 02:04:18 PM »
Nebraska will have three home games over the next four weeks, which represents a key stretch for the Huskers on the recruiting trail. He said a night game against Northern Illinois is a good opportunity to show off the Husker program to recruits.

“This is big,” Frost said. “Any time we can get recruits on campus and see the environment it’s great.
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Re: Nebraska (1-1) vs Northern Illinois (1-1) Game Week
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2019, 02:54:16 PM »
Northern Illinois beat BYU, won the MAC and their bowl game last year.
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Re: Nebraska (1-1) vs Northern Illinois (1-1) Game Week
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2019, 03:08:45 PM »
Northern Illinois greatest accomplishment on the gridiron was beating Riley's team in Lincoln in 2017.

This caused the Husker AD to get fired within a week and marked the end of the Riley era and the beginning of the Frost era
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Re: Nebraska (1-1) vs Northern Illinois (1-1) Game Week
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2019, 03:26:06 PM »
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Evidently they don't drink the Kool-Aid in Madison like Lincoln or Ann Arbor.Old Style,Pabst or Hamm's perhaps but never the Kool-Aid
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Re: Nebraska (1-1) vs Northern Illinois (1-1) Game Week
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2019, 03:50:54 PM »
Fans in Madison aren't used to having nice things, and are therefore almost always pessimists. Dead serious. 

The disappointment of last season put the nail in the coffin.
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Re: Nebraska (1-1) vs Northern Illinois (1-1) Game Week
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2019, 04:00:36 PM »
y'all need better sweeter tastier kool-aid
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