First, THANKS, to all the great Husker fans who came to Coldbrew's for the B1G Opener against Illinois. What a crowd! The game ending was not what we wanted, but all had a good time, and it was interesting. Saw some things that we didn't like, but some things that bode well for the future, too. The season is far from over.
This week Nebraska welcomes the Wisconsin Badgers to Memorial Stadium in Lincoln for another hit-em-in-the-face type football game. The Wisky Boys are coming off an unexpected loss to our neighbor to the east, Iowa, at Camp Randall. Who'da thunk it? They will be plenty angry and ready to play. I think our young men will be of the same mindset after dropping one they should have won. Looking for a tough one? Look no farther than Lincoln on Saturday.
Wisconsin is coming into the game with several injuries to key players on both sides of the ball. Will it make any difference in the type of game they play, probably not. They have plenty of talent waiting in the wings. Next man up. QB Joel Stave, 6-5, 220# likes to throw, and even though his two top receivers are out this week, he'll have several others to which he can try to make a connection. Heads up, Nebraska secondary. His top running back is also injured, but then again, he has more. One a slasher type, one a pounder. Come on Blackshirts!
The Big Red has its share of injuries, also. Practice this week has shown backups are ready to fill those spots. On offense, Devine Ozigbo, 5-11, 225#, has made his name known. Nice to see a Husker running back with such speed and power. Let's hope the line can open some holes and let him shine. Tommy Armstrong needs to have a better game throwing, and hopefully not on third and long. Whether his feet or someone elses, the groung game is a must. That Wisconsin defense likes to come from all angles with different players and can just create havoc for an offense. All you need do is look at years past to remember that scenario. Hopefully, the weather will not be a factor, like at Illinois. That was nasty.
This should be a very good game, as both teams have something to prove. Let's hope our Huskers prove it more and all the way to the end. They surely can use a Win, just like all of us. Thinking low score this week. These young men have been working hard to get better. Gee, and going to school, too.
Come with us at GFN and watch the game at Coldbrew's in Roswell, 880 Holcomb Bridge Road. The contest starts at 3:30 this Saturday. We'll have the Raffle, the Two Minute Drill, and the Big Board. I will be FUN.
Looking forward to seeing you there. Don't miss it.
GO BIG RED!!!