Huskers on the Verge of History

The Huskers could be on the verge of something unprecedented, just not in the way they want

Close, but No Cigar

I am not going to be the first person to tell you that Scott Frost has struggled in one score games at Nebraska. Unfortunately, I likely will not be the last one either. Frost is quickly rising on the leaderboards in two bad coaching categories of the modern era of football. While losing a oneContinue reading “Close, but No Cigar”

Days Go By

On September 18, 2021 Nebraska and Oklahoma will meet for the 87th time and honor the 50th Anniversary of one of the greatest college football games ever played. Big 8, Big 12, and national championships would often be decided on the fate of this game for the next forty years. However, hard times have fallenContinue reading “Days Go By”

Run the Ball – With Someone Else

Parker Gabriel wrote a piece about the large share of the rushing output Husker’s QB Adrian Martinez is responsible for. Like Parker says, Adrian has over a quarter of the Huskers carries every season he’s played at Nebraska including eclipsing the 30% threshold during his freshman year while being paired with his most talented runningContinue reading “Run the Ball – With Someone Else”

Big Ten CFP-Era Résumés

In recent memory, Ohio State has dominated the Big Ten. The Buckeyes have won the Big Ten five of the last seven years and four straight times. In my recent piece I wrote about Nebraska coaches’ records over the last 50 years broken down by into tiers based on opponent quality. This week, I wantContinue reading “Big Ten CFP-Era Résumés”

Keeping It Clean: How Well Teams Do on Clean Drives

Perhaps the quickest way to make fans angry are drive killing plays. These are negative plays that make it extremely hard for the offense to recover and get points on a drive. Avoiding these plays allows an offense to keep its entire playbook available on each down. To wrap up the 2020 regular season, IContinue reading “Keeping It Clean: How Well Teams Do on Clean Drives”

Hold Up. What’s Going on with Holding Calls?

I came across a recent stat on @HuskGuys account – Nebraska has drawn zero holding penalties through five games in 2020. As someone who has watched every game this year, I was not surprised when I first saw this stat. As someone who loves data, I wanted to look around the conference to see howContinue reading “Hold Up. What’s Going on with Holding Calls?”

Most Exciting Games of the Last Ten Years – Week 12

If the Big Ten’s original reschedule happened, today would be the final day of the season. Instead were just kicking off the second half of the season today. The final standings of the most exciting games were topped much like the actual divisions may be in 2020 with Ohio State and Wisconsin on top. 2014Continue reading “Most Exciting Games of the Last Ten Years – Week 12”

Martinez or McCaffrey: Looking at the Numbers

“Everyone’s favorite player is the backup quarterback.” This old saying has been especially true in Lincoln for about a year now. Luke McCaffrey won the job and won the Huskers first game of the 2020 campaign. Scott Frost called the decision of playing McCaffrey over Martinez one of the hardest decisions he has ever made.Continue reading “Martinez or McCaffrey: Looking at the Numbers”