There's a lot at stake on Saturday. A Nebraska win would make the Cornhuskers bowl eligible, help ice the bruised egos from the Oklahoma game, keep dim Big 12 North title hopes alive and guarantee that Bo Pelini would have a winning record at home in his first season (Memorial Staidum MUST become a tough place to play again).
So far in 2008 Nebraska's been blown off the field twice but in their other two losses they've done a remarkably good job of beating themselves. In fact, that's been the albatross all year--bad penalties, costly turnovers, blown assignments--even in wins.
Of course the gods of college football are quite handy with the irony (see also: the BCS) so it's no surprise that this Saturday, at least statistically speaking, that's exactly what Nebraska will have to do: Beat themselves because there's not much separating the Jayhawks and Huskers on paper.» Continue Reading
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