Well, here we go again. Another week of college football. Exciting isn't it? I know, I know, woe are we. But whom are you going to root for, another team? Not me, the Huskers are my guys and I'm behind them 100%. It could be worse. It will get better. One must have confidence.
This week the Big Red will travel to West Lafayette, Indiana to take on the Purdue Boilermakers. Wish I were going to be there as it is a beautiful campus, and the fans are great. Ross-Ade Stadium boast natural grass and there is not a bad seat to be had. The band puts on a pre-game show, marches at half-time, and hosts a post-game concert. Quite impressive. Their football team, not so good.
Purdue is 0-3 in conference against Nebraska's 1-3. They are coming off of their bye week. Their last post-bye week win was 2012. They are 1-1 against the Huskers in their home stadium. That win came in 1958. Long gone are the days of Drew Brees and Kyle Orton. The sad thing is that their stats for the season kind of look like ours.
Nebraska needs a win here. They should get it. If they stop making critical errors, and we all know about those, the game will be easy. We won't know, of course, until it plays out. Tommy Armstrong was in a "boot" this week because of his late injury last week vs. Northwestern. Ryker Fyfe has taken the snaps this week in practice, and could possibly start. Either player will need a far better performance from the offensive line to get the win. We definitely need some depth there.
None of all of that matters, we have what we have. We'll just have to make the best of it and root for our young men to charge ahead.
Won't you join GFN this Saturday at noon at Coldbrew's in Roswell for the contest? 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd is the address. Come see old friends and make some new ones as we cheer for our team, the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Just a brief other note, we are looking for volunteers to help work the Iowa game the day after Thanksgiving. If you are interested, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Hope to see you this weekend.
GO BIG RED!!!