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Not sure about the rest of you, but my blood pressure didnt need that! Why do we have so much trouble hanging onto the damn ball??? Thought for sure we were gonna give that game away. Hats off to the Clones for not giving up and making our final appearance in Ames a memorable one! One final thought: Brett Favre plays with 2 broken bones in his foot, a sore elbow, and tomorrow he'll play with 8 stitches in his chin, and Taylor cant play with an ankle sprain?? Just a thought...

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Holding on to the ball is a coaching issue, and for some reason they have not corrected it. Burkhead seems to be better at it than Helu. Niles Paul, well, I'm not going to say anything because every time I do, I offend some Paul fans. The secondary had some problems today, but I did not see Dennard out there.

And where was our pass rush? I would like to see more of Jason Ankrah. He went in for one play and drew a holding call because he was almost in the QBs face.

We still have a very, very good chance to win the Big 12 and a BCS game as we seem to play best on National TV.
I'll do it for you. Bench Paul. He's terrible. He is big play threat is completely over shadowed by the 50/50 chance he's going to loose the ball EVERY time he touches it. Bench him.
I want to start off with a hats off to Iowa State for playing a great game.

That said, the officials weren't calling holding, and it was bad, all game long. Not to mention "tripping" and stopping the game when we had Iowa State on their heels. Completely killed our momentum, gave their D a chance to rest and adjust. Come on.

If we're suspending players for dirty play, how about that Iowa State defender for trying to pry Rex's head off. Can't flag him for it, nah we'll flag a Nebraska player for coming to his teammate's aid. Let's send that one in to be reviewed.

Talk about great call by Bo to go into the wind in overtime. Knowing we're going to stick with the run, and the wind would hurt Iowa State, it's a good call. When the wind catches the 2 point attempt and allows us to pick it off... it's a great call!
Scared me to the end. I'm glad that the D decided to play well and that the coaches smelled the fake out.

I'm fully against Cody ever playing in a game again. the guy just isn't what we need. We were more effective with Rex in the Wildcat.

Goodbye top 10 ranking, i'm thinking. We'll have to see what the computer thinks.
LSU will likely jump us, but we'll stay in the top 10.
Don't really agree with your just a thought, I think it was a coaching decision to keep Martinez out - you could tell that he wanted to play. I also had a problem with some of the play calling and again back to Nebraska being "dirty", what about that helmet to helmet that took Cody Green out and brought Burkehead in with the Wildcat?? Not that I totally think it was an intentional helmet to helmet - if we had done that you know they would have been talking about it!
I too had the thought that "oh shocking Niles lost the ball", he is capable of big plays but sometimes those are the wrong kind of big plays. I don't really know what it was today - the hurt offense with barely a drive to push, the wind that messed with both teams, the defense that let a few too many plays to get through or all of the above but it was an off week I would not like to see again! I don't think we will drop out of the top ten - it was still a win and Alabama lost.
Totally agree! Paul is a liability. He can't make a play when it counts. Or even when it doesn't count. Bench!
Difference between Farve and Taylor is that Farve is a DUMBASS!!!
"Physically," he's a great football player. "Mentally," he's NOT that great of a football player.
This almost became a GAME TO FORGET with Iowa State in the Big XII farewell tour ...Remember some of these "Oh My God" games from the past (excerpt from Huskers Illustrated)





Games to forget

1972 in Ames:Bob Devaney had planned to retire after the 1971 season, even identifying Osborne as his replacement (Bob was the athletic director). But he was persuaded to stay one more season to try to win an unprecedented third consecutive national championship. Even though Nebraska lost the 1972 opener at UCLA, the Huskers worked their way back into contention. Then they went to Ames and were tied by the Cyclones 23-23. That ended hopes of a third national title. Nebraska would lose to Oklahoma at season's end, but the Iowa State tie was the crusher.



Iowa State hasn't beat Nebraska in Ames since 2004.
1992 in Ames: Iowa State ran the ball and controlled the clock, basically doing what Nebraska usually did to opponents. The Cyclones threw only four passes, three complete. Quarterback Marv Seiler and fullback Chris Ulrich both rushed for more than 100 yards, and Ty Stewart kicked four field goals. As I recall, Stewart was from Omaha Westside. It seemed like all of a sudden the game was over, it went so fast. That was the only game during Tom Osborne's 25 seasons as head coach one of his teams lost to an opponent that finished with a losing record, a remarkable statistic underscoring how well prepared and consistent Tom's teams were. Jim Walden was the Cyclones coach. Tommie Frazier was a true freshman and the starting quarterback that day for the Huskers.

2002 in Ames: It was a thorough beat down. No. 19 Iowa State owned the 20th ranked Huskers 36-14 to knock the NU out of the top 25 for the first time since 1981. I remember that game was surprisingly the only match-up in college football that day which featured two ranked teams. Nebraska linebacker Demorrio Williams said NU was going to punish ISU quarterback Seneca Wallace, but it never happened. I'll never forget after the game was former Kansas City Star columnist Jason Whitlock asked former head coach Frank Solich if "he was embarrassed" for tarnishing the proud history of Nebraska football. Solich's face was about as beat red as I could ever remember seeing it. Nebraska finished that season 7-7.

2004 in Ames: It was a very windy day in Ames and for whatever reason former head coach Bill Callahan thought it would be smart to let Joe Dailey pass the football 42 times, despite the fact Cory Ross had 126 yards rushing on 19 carries. After the game, I'll never forget Barney Cotton's speech he gave to his offense at Iowa State while he was the Cyclones offensive coordinator. Cotton was very emotional after being fired the previous year by Steve Pederson and he told his team "I coach for the real Big Red." The Cyclones won 34-27 and kept the Huskers out of a bowl game.

2009 in Lincoln: This one doesn't need much explaining. Nebraska turned the football over eight times in a 9-7 loss to Iowa State when the Cyclones where without their starting quarterback and running back. This easily is one of the more embarrassing losses in modern day program history


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The helmet to helmet isn't called when the runner lowers his head before contact. Good no call by the officials.

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