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”

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”

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 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”

Six Year Review of the Husker Offense

In college, I had a joke with a friend. Everyone in the stadium would clap with a three-yard play on 1st and 10. If the defense gives up just two more three-yard plays it is 4th and 1. The offense is looking at two plays where it can either throw or run. Football in 2020Continue reading “Six Year Review of the Husker Offense”

Big Ten Recruiting 2017-2020

“Stars don’t matter.” This is a common phrase uttered by many around signing day. Guys like JJ Watt and Le’Veon Bell are some of the top examples. I am not one of those people that think this way. While stars aren’t everything, and walk-ons have a long history of making an impact in college football,Continue reading “Big Ten Recruiting 2017-2020”