Hello Husker Fans,
This week the Huskers face the Purdue Boilermakers. They are 3-5 overall, with a 1-3 B1G total. They're coming off their bye week, which should have given them enough time to get ready for Nebraska. These two teams are 1-1 all time, with Nebraska winning last year in Indiana, and them winning the first meeting there back in 1958.
Even though their record is not stellar, make no mistake, they will be ready for what awaits them in Memorial Stadium. In their losses, they were in the games up to the very end. They have a new dual-threat quarterback in Austin Appleby who has been a big boost for the Boilermaker's offense. Since he has been starting they have averaged 447 yds total offense and 35.7 points/game. Pretty impressive. Their running backs have benefitted from their new QB's dual-threat status running for 250 yds/game. Their weak point could be their defense, giving up 429 yds/contest and 31.3 points. They are well schooled in getting turnovers, though, converting at least 7 of 10 into touchdowns. They are much better than a year ago.
Should the Huskers be worried, probably not. But one does not want to take any team here on out too lightly. (read: McNeese State) Hopefully, Coach and his staff have driven this point home while making preparations for this week's visitors. I personally think the team captains will be drilling this into their team mates skulls, also. I know Ameer will.
I don't think this will be the blow-out of 2013. I think this will be a closer game, but look for our Beloved Cornhuskers to prevail. 49-28. Hopefully in won't be that close, but you never know.
The broadcast is on the big screen at Coldbrew's in Roswell. (the smaller screens, also.) The time is 3:30 on Saturday afternoon. Don't you just love the sound of that? Afternoon! Surely beats 10:30 pm. The address is 880 Holcomb Bridge RD.
We will have a nice raffle, play trivia at half-time, and have fun, fun, fun. Don't forget, speaking of raffles, that we have a big raffle prize, the Husker Party Cooler, a $10 raffle, to be given away in a couple of weeks. Don't delay, buy your ticket/ticketsthis Saturday to be eligible to win.
Take a look at the GFN Facebook page. Ross and Patty have really done a fine job of adding pics and info. Take a look and "like" it.
Hope to see you and yours this Saturday,
Ric, Mikahla, Ross, Patty, Cheryl, Jackie, Athene
GO BIG RED!!!
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