It's not pure luck. They put together a game plan to have a mobile QB to kill our D, and it was working. Problem with that (and Taylor Martinez can tell you all about it) using your QB that way can get him hurt. They took the risk, and it cost them. Injuries are part of the game, and playing the "what if" game is pointless. What if Taylor never got hurt last year, what if 2 of the 5 BIG drops in the Texas game were caught?... It's an endless game once you start down it.
The facts are, Our D started making plays and leaders are emerging. Our O started making plays and Taylor had a great 2nd half. Rex continues to make plays, Abdulah is coming on strong, and special teams remains solid.
It might not be the best OSU team ever, but the fact is, our team dug deep and found a way.
We can beat Wisconsin and any one else in the BIG.
Russell - And any one else in the BIG (except IU, MN and PU) can beat us.
First, we cannot defend a running quarterback very well--look at the Wisconsin game-It is a pych thing--you think you have everyone covered--then the QB burns you with a long run--its kills you as a defense (safety should pick up). However, put in a "pocket" QB and we will get our sacks, hurries, knockdowns...interceptions/take aways WOW--the game totally changed once Braxton injured himself. Clearly we were at an advantage once this happened..I think the other factor was number "4"-L. David--Once he ripped the ball out of Braxton's hands the Husker fans literrally fell out of their bench seats and we woke up. The crowd was a non factor before that play--we just got louder and LOUDER. The cards fell into our hands the last half however we still had to win offensively during a wet sloppy night and defensively we held them to "0" points in the second half. We started to have a good rhythm throwing the quick dump off screen passes to Burkhead. Lets face it without Burkhead we will not be able to setup our passing game he is a "Beast"!!!!!
Hey, it was fun this week taking us into the buy. Like Bo says the team had a great win however they have a lot of work to do. Let's hope it carries over to beating the Golden Gophers 1-5. Otherwise, that would be even more embarrasing...gophers just mess up your lawn anyway. :))
Should be interesting on October 29th. MSU stones mobile QBs and we stop pocket passers.
Braxton Miller doesn't play defense...I mean our O-line was pushing around Ohio State in the 2nd half. Just something to be aware of. I see that as a very good sign. Our defense still has a long ways to go though, but I think they might be finding their stride. Be hopeful Husker fans, jeeze what a pessimistic group. I love watching Husker football, its fun, lets not forget that, ITS FUN