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5 Reasons Nebraska Should be Patient With Mike Riley After a 2-3 Start

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Just five games into his tenure, Nebraska coach Mike Riley is already getting a glimpse of what life is like in Lincoln. The first-year coach is already facing plenty of criticism after the Cornhuskers’ 2-3 start, especially after how Saturday’s Illinois-Nebraska game ended and the management of a third-down play late in the fourth quarter. While 2-3 isn’t where Nebraska...

Andy Janovich: A Nebraska Cornhuskers Captain Four Years in the Making

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 3 weeks ago
While Nebraska's Alex Lewis certainly doesn’t deserve captain status (let alone a spot on the team), a young man from Gretna, Neb., who the locals love most certainly does. He’s been getting a lot of love ever since his breakout game against Southern Miss. It began during the press conference immediately after. If you haven’t figured it out by now, I speak of...

Nebraska's Alex Lewis Becomes Anti-Captain in Matter of Moments

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 4 weeks ago
When Nebraska offensive tackle Alex Lewis was elected captain by his Cornhusker teammates, he was given a tremendous amount of trust. He was to represent the team as a whole, to be one of their voices. Following Nebraska’s embarrassing 14-13 loss to Illinois, the senior failed his team in grand fashion off the field. Related: Knee-Jerk Reactions — Nebraska...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 5

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 4 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...

College Football Week 5 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 4 weeks ago
Week 5 of the 2015 college football season is in the books. Saturday's slate produced plenty of must-see games, including the anticipated Clemson-Notre Dame showdown in rainy Death Valley, while Alabama easily handled Georgia in Athens. Ohio State survived a scare from Indiana, Michigan State needed a late stop to hold off Purdue, UCLA fell to Arizona State and Oklahoma opened Big...

20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 5 Games

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 4 weeks ago
Week 5 of the college football season is officially in the books. Needless to say, Week 5 wasn’t short on drama or intrigue around the nation. The weekend started with Cincinnati’s upset over Miami on Thursday night and continued into Saturday with a close call for Ohio State against Indiana, Alabama’s easy win over Georgia, as well as Florida’s upset over Ole Miss and...

Knee-Jerk Reactions: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 12 months 5 hours ago
On Saturday Oct. 3, fans who tuned in for the Nebraska-Illinois clash were in for something…different. I doubt they expected The Game That Fun Forgot. The Huskers actually had some notable moments. Unfortunately, the putrid offense covered up nearly all sweet memories and confusion reigned from the seats to the striped shirts. Let’s review: - The honeymoon is...

5 Must-See Moments from Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott's Huge Day Against Indiana

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 5 hours ago
Ohio State survived an upset bid by Indiana, using a last-minute goal-line stand to win 34-27 over the Hoosiers. While the defense stepped up with the game on the line, the biggest reason for the Buckeyes’ victory was running back Ezekiel Elliott. The junior carried Ohio State’s offense, rushing for 274 yards and three scores on 23 attempts. With the passing attack...

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers Preview and Prediction

By Chris Dougherty, 12 months 1 day ago
The Iowa Hawkeyes head into Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday in an attempt to end their three-game losing streak against the Badgers for the Heartland Trophy. The Badgers are on a roll, having won three in a row in dominating fashion after losing their season-opener to Alabama. Unfortunately for Wisconsin, its quest to appear in a third straight Big Ten Championship Game took an unexpected...

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 12 months 1 day ago
With a 2-2 non-conference effort in their wake, the Nebraska Cornhuskers begin their journey towards what will hopefully be the regular season goal: winning the Big Ten West division. First up is a pack of Illini that feature a quarterback that’ll test their mettle and the Blackshirt pass rush at the same time. Nebraska at Illinois Kickoff: 4:02 p.m. ET (...