Looking for a Turnaround in Year 4

Last week, Dirk Chatelain wrote an article highlighting some of the numbers behind Nebraska’s drought of top 10 finishes. One part of that really caught my eye regarding a coach’s first three years at a school. Dirk’s article inspired me to dig into these numbers a little more myself and get a better understanding ofContinue reading “Looking for a Turnaround in Year 4”

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?”

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”

Most Exciting Games of the Last Ten Years – Week 11

In one universe the 2020 Big Ten schedule would be in its penultimate day of games. Fortunately, we have several weeks of football left instead of today’s short schedule. Today’s matchups feature three games between Big Ten West foes. After this slate of games Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Northwestern all still have a shot at winningContinue reading “Most Exciting Games of the Last Ten Years – Week 11”

Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Years – Week 10

Another week in the Big Ten and more cancelled games. Unfortunately for fans of Wisconsin and Purdue, they were scheduled to play today during the original conference only schedule so there’s no weekly backup game here. With just 3 weeks left in the “Greatest Games” season the top of the standings don’t change because ofContinue reading “Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Years – Week 10”

Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Years – Week 9

I debated continuing this project when the real season started. Why watch old games when real, live football is on? With the cancellation of the Wisconsin-Nebraska game, I’m glad this project lives on. It seems like things are trending in the conference towards more cancellations in coming weeks so some games from recent history mightContinue reading “Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Years – Week 9”

Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Years – Week 8

We finally made it to the start of the real season! In another universe we would be sitting down for Ohio State-Michigan today. Instead we can hope that Nebraska can deliver and equally exciting day of football as what The Game usually delivers. 2015 Wisconsin at Illinois: 2019 Penn State at Iowa: 2017 Minnesota atContinue reading “Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Years – Week 8”

Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Year – Week 7

We finally made it to the last Saturday of the Big Ten offseason. Real, live Big Ten football returns next week but I’ll continue posting the games corresponding to the original Big Ten only schedule from August until the final games were scheduled on November 21st. Five games were scheduled for this week and linksContinue reading “Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Year – Week 7”

Most Exciting Games of the Last Ten Years – Week 6

When the Big Ten decided to shut down its 2020 fall sports season, my friends and I wanted a way to still have a have a sample of Big Ten football since we couldn’t have the real thing. The idea we had was to “simulate” the 2020 season using historic games. To pick the gameContinue reading “Most Exciting Games of the Last Ten Years – Week 6”