Well, 2019 is almost a wrap. It always flies bye doesn’t it? All the hype. All the excitement. And then we’re staring at poor play much of the year and a 5-6 season needing a win over our rival/not rival IA. Sigh.
But here we are! Since joining the B1G, NU won the first 3 out of 4. But it’s been all IA since winning the last 4 in a row. A couple in blowout fashion. Unfortunately IA shouldn’t blow out hardly any power 5 team with their style of play.
In a lesser way, there’s probably more on the line for NU! Bowl eligibility! (Double sigh). The importance of this to many varies, but it likely does no harm to go to a bowl. And the fans can celebrate like it’s another NC (triple sigh). IA will be bowling. Currently projected to the Gator Bowl, a loss may move them to the Armed Forces Bowl in Ft. Worth. So one lower tier bowl to another.
The weather looks bad. Rain/wintry mix at wind. Not sure who that benefits, but it will IA if SF is looking for cutesy “chunk plays”. Roll with Mills, use up Mccaffrey’s last game and hit the TE’s. KISS approach bro! (Keep It Simple Stupid). Wandale appears to be heading to a no-go.
The spread opened at IA -3. It’s now up to 5.5. If SF keeps it simple, if Adrian plays smart, if our defense steps up and if our walk-on kicker/previous restaurant worker can kick some FGs...we can do this. I still think it’s a lot of ifs vs a very stout, well-coached defense. The win over MD was nice, but that is an AWFUL team. People will find that going straight to recruiting won’t hurt a bit after an improved 5-7 campaign!
last regular game of the season the Huskers and Hawkeyes will battle in the midwestern weather I don't think that slows either team down I look for a 31-27 finish with Huskers clawing their way into bowl eligibility. By the time the bowl is played the Huskers will have 22 commits signed on their loi holding a top 25 class.
Hard to pick this one after the Huskers' best game in a couple of years, but I will have a go at it. Was last week's game a fluke ? Can we win again and become bowl eligible ? It could happen. but not likely. Still, I pick
Huskers 28 Birdseyes Frozen Peas 24.
ESPN's Football Power Index has the Huskers with only a 30% chance of winning this game. But yet Vegas had 'em opening ONLY as 3 pt underdogs? Whaaa da hey is goin on here?
Iowaaaaaay has been averaging 23.5 pts per game while the Big Red is averaging 28.4 pts per game.
Iowaaaaaay averages 373 yds per game while the Big Red is averaging 427 yds per game.
All these stats mean nothing. Iowaaaaaaay is already bowl eligible...winning another game will not mean that much... while NU has more to play for? Home field advantage for NU? No conference implications for either team? Ya gotta love the Kool-Aid!
Big Red Cornsmackers - 31
Iowaaaaaaaaay Crows - 24
Heart or Head.. for this one..
Heart; maybe AM has command of his game, O sees the future with Luke and WanDale, the D plays inspired, gets a few turnovers
Head; Our rush D is leaky, Mills has a hard time running against their front 7, AM still not seeing the field well, indecision.
Have to believe in this one, we are playing for more, Hearts we win.
The Red- 24
The team that looks like the Steelers- 21
I predict that I am not going to the game. To dang cold.
As for the game
playing for bowl eligibility on Black Friday once again and looking for the first win over Iowa in the Post Bo Era
Last week the Husker Offense opened it up some but Iowa will be much tougher on D