Big 12 Football

Will Spartans Conquer the Huskers in One of College Football's Mecca's?

Bleacher ReportAnalyst ISeptember 5, 2008

Head coach Dick Tomey and his San Jose State Spartan's are coming to Lincoln with confidence after a late comeback win in their first game against UC Davis.

The Spartans were sparked by the play of Cal transfer Kyle Reed, who was the third QB to enter the game for the Spartans. Offensively, the Spartans will be throwing the ball around in a spread offense and not much else. If the Spartans are able to run at all, it will be on broken plays or designed runs for the QB.

During his stint at Arizona, Dick Tomey made the "Desert Swarm" defense his trademark and will be bringing this same attacking style to Lincoln. This approach has always been a "live by the sword, die by the sword" kind of approach to defending an offense. It will allow the Spartans to make some plays, but invariably it will lead to some big plays for the Husker offense.

The Spartans will have their corners play a very tight man-to-man press coverage against the Huskers' bigger and stronger recievers. You can also count on seeing blitzing linebackers, cornerbacks and safeties on just about any down and distance and coming from any angle. 

This is where Joe Ganz is at his best and most dangerous. He has the ability to use his feet to avoid the rush and a knack for throwing the football very accurately on the run.  

I see many big plays for the Nebraska offense this Saturday and not much in the way of a consistent offense for the Spartans.

My Pick 

NU 42

SJSU 14

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