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Nebraska fans are remarkable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the 325-game home sellout streak dating back to Nov. 3, 1962. But while a rabid fanbase has a number of positives, and a few negatives, it is how the Children of the Corn travel that may be the most remarkable.
Consider Nebraska’s game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. this season. With 8:31 left in the game, Northwestern led Nebraska 28-16. But Nebraska mounted a furious comeback, and took a 29-28 lead with 2:08 left to play.
Northwestern had a chance to score and re-take the lead. But in its way, as Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter was quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times, was a hostile crowd that forced the Purples to use a silent count because of its noise.
A silent count. A hostile crowd. Remember, Northwestern was the home team in this game.
That’s what the Children of the Corn can do. And it can be a powerful recruiting tool for a number of prospects looking to spend their college years in Lincoln, Neb.
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