It surely was grand, getting a big win. Especially, over a ranked team, at home, in front of the home crowd. Would have loved to have been there. Still had fun at Coldbrew's watching with GFN. The screaming after the final TD reminded me of Alex Henery's kick against Colorado. Makes the old hair stand up. Nice to have a different finish.
This week the Huskers travel to Piscataaway, NJ to face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. This is Nebraska's second visit east, the last being in 1920, when the teams met at the famed Polo Grounds, and Nebraska came home with the victory. There are written accounts of that game, and I urge you to look them up and read. If for nothing more in the way it was written then. Quite interesting. Big Red currently holds a 2-0 edge, having won in Lincoln last year.
This game will be played in High Point Solution Stadium. It has field turf like ours and holds 52,000 plus. Their major color is also scarlet. Rutgers has over 65,000 students. I don't anticipate them all being at the game.
Rutger's season is going along sort of like ours, although not quite as dramatically. They've had many injuries and are playing lots of underclassmen. They have currently lost three straight games and are looking to right the ship against the Cornhuskers. QB Chris Laviano has thrown nine interceptions in those three losses. His offensive linemen have owned up to not blocking very well and are hoping Nebraska's pass/run defense is not up to the task. Their star RB, Leonte Carroo,is questionable for Saturday's match-up. They do, however, have a great punt/kick returner, Jamarion Grant, who can tear it up. Husker special teams will have their hands full with him.
They are well aware of Tommy Armstrong III. He pretty much lit them up in Lincoln, and even through the coaching change and offensive philosophy changes, they know they will have their hands full with him on the field. Especially if he plays like we know he is capable of doing. Like to see Imani Cross bust thing up again. Like him on the field. But, we won't know anything until we see it.
Now, where can we see it? Why, Coldbrew's in Roswell, of course. Located at 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd., it is the place where Husker fans meet, and greet, and eat, and enjoy the company of fellow Big Red fans.. Won't you join us there this Saturday for the 3:30 kick-off? Come in a little early for a good seat, have a late lunch/early dinner, your favorite beverage, sit back and cheer for our Scarlet and Cream, The Big Red, Our Nebraska Cornhuskers. OUR TEAM, no matter what.
Hope to see you and yours,
GO BIG RED!!!