Game week is here. Big decision for me is if I tee off on Saturday at 9am and watch most of the 2nd half? Or do I skip golf in hopes of watching a well-played game. Hmmm....this decision may not be that hard lol.
As LCH noted in his prediction thread, lots of new faces ( as will he the new normal). Are there major upgrades anywhere? Maybe Mathis? Maybe Palmer?
Weather looks very nice. On grass. Should be a fairly large amount of Husker fans that found an extra reason to travel. There were 2 options on this trip. Go early, end the vacation on Sunday after the game and return home. Or get there this Thursday/Friday and spend the next few days sightseeing. The first option feels safer win or lose.
A 12.5 spread seems like A LOT based on the history of this game. Yes things snowballed last year, but that felt like a bit of an anomaly. Percentage-wise outcome feels about 10% of either team blowing each other out. 40% either team wins by single digits.
I think most of us as NU fans almost feel obligated to pick the Huskers as none of us went IL Part II. While many will say "it's a new season and we can still upset OU and others"? It would awfully difficult to not sense the writing was on the wall for Frost and the lack of anything moving upwards in the program a probably a fair stance to take.
The Prophet will side with history here. Hopefully it's a happy trip for our faithful travelers.
NU 24 NW 19