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Big Ten Week 6 Predictions: Michigan Hosts Northwestern, Nebraska and Wisconsin Look to Rebound

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The Big Ten has an intriguing slate of games scheduled for Week 6. A defensive struggle is expected in Ann Arbor, as Michigan hosts Northwestern. The Wolverines and Wildcats are two of the Big Ten’s top teams through Week 6 and both are ranked after a combined 9-1 start. Outside of the Michigan-Northwestern showdown, Wisconsin travels to Nebraska for a critical game in the West...

There’s Dark Smoke Billowing From Within the Nebraska Football Program

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Mike Riley wasn’t taking an easy job as Nebraska’s new head football coach and he knew that. He knows fans aren’t happy about the 2-3 start to his tenure. However, he may be fighting a battle that poses far more problems than any stout defense or stud quarterback to keep in check. Former Cornhusker running back Damon Benning and linebacker Jay Foreman were having a...

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

By Steven Lassan, 9 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, 9 months 4 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...

College Football's Top 10 Coaches on the Rise

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 4 weeks ago
College football’s coaching carousel never stops, as programs are always looking for the next big thing or rising star when it comes to finding its head coach. All 128 coaches enter the season with the pressure to win at a high level, but there’s a hierarchy of jobs within each conference that set the level of expectations each season. And of course, there’s always some...

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

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 9 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, 10 months 3 hours 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, 10 months 7 hours 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, 10 months 7 hours 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, 10 months 19 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...