Before we talk about football, all of the board members for GFN would like to thank all of the members, non-members, visitors, and friends of Team Jack, the University of Nebraska, and human decency for your generous support of the Team Jack Foundation last Saturday during the football game. With your contributions and gifts we were able to collect $1015. That is not chicken feed, it is tremendous! Hopefully, all of the other alumni clubs will be able to donate to this worthwhile cause and the results could be stupendous. We know that there are some of you who could not make it to the watch party and participate, so if you would like to donate and are planning to be at this week's game or Iowa after Thanksgiving, just see Miss Patty, and she will be more than pleased to help you with and amount that you can spare for the cause. Thank you all, very much.
Now, on to this week's game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers. Believe it or not, the Gophers have a winning record, all time, vs Nebraska. This year we have an identical B1G record. The Huskers have won the last 7 contests in Memorial Stadium, the last Minnesota win there being 1960.
What does that mean for Saturday, nothing. Minnesota is a very talented team on both offense and defense. Quarterback Mitch Leidner is very capable, with 13 rushing TD's and 13 passing TD's. It's also no secret that they like to run the ball. Their leading back is David Cobb, and the Husker "D" had better be ready, lest they have nightmare #2, ala Melvin Gordon.
Their rushing attempts this year out number their passing attempts by 300.
The Golpher Defense is one of the best they have put on the field in a long time. They are ranked 24 in the nation in pass defense. They like to score off of turnovers. Tommy Armstrong must be on target this week.
This game is a pick-em. Looks pretty even. I'm giving the Big Red Homefield Advantage and calling it 35-28. They'll need to play longer than the first half, that's for sure.
Twelve noon is game time, at Coldbrew's in Roswell, of course. 880 Holcomb Bridge RD. Ross Bishoff is in charge of the watch party, and is more than capable. You will enjoy his talents, I'm sure.
Hope to see you there,
Ric, Patty, Jackie, Makahla, Athene, Cheryl, Ross.
GO BIG RED!!!