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So far this year the Cornhuskers have beaten 3 lesser opponents in Western Kentucky, Idaho, and South Dakota State, while making NFL prospect Jake Locker look like a mid-major QB.
This Thursday night they travel to K-State to face the Wildcats.
So why should they be on upset alert?
As always the Thursday night games are always interesting, and usually produce one or more upsets a year.
Last year the Wildcats hung with Nebraska until the end as neither squad was able to produce much offense. Nebraska should be concerned for several other reasons though.
Bill Snyder is once again appearing to resurrect a dying program in Manhattan, and both players and fans are buying in. Tailback Daniel Thomas is perhaps the best back that no one ever talks about. He has thus far put up 628 yards on the ground, which is 5th best in the nation. K-State has also played a tougher schedule thus far with wins over Iowa State, UCLA, and a tough UCF squad.
Nebraska should also be concerned because they have not played in many close games whereas the Wildcats have found ways to win 3 games late in the 4th quarter.