The spread has settled in between 7-8 at most places. Which feels close I guess.
Beliema brings a team in that in 2 years has pretty well morphed into exactly what he hassle at WI. Tough defense, strong OL/DL, a great RB, decent QB and sound fundamentals. Funny how one coach can transform a team and another still was making excuses 5 years in. Hopefully Husker fans that fell for the "previous coach destruction" can see what can happen very quickly.
ESPN FPI has IL at 34th a 9-4 type finish and NU 71st with a 4-8 finish. Sagarin has IL at 24th and NU 68th. One can probably see where this is likely going.
Micket is doing an admirable job. This is a winnable game if he has things trending quickly in the right direction. Unfortunately stopping the run is a major problemo and quick scores by us (should they happen) just brings more smash mouth/west and tear unto our defense. Bret can't wait.
The Prophet thinks we hang around similar to Purdue. Fans will be involved early as it's been a month since home football. But this just has the feel of one side knows where they're heading and the other is still trying to figure things out after a reset. Winning the west will be effectively eliminated and bowl eligibility becomes the new (or old?) goal again. Sigh.
IL 30 NU 20