Game Day…Love It!!!
There is nothing like a season opener. Everyone is undefeated and nobody has fumbled or jumped offsides. Fans are either telling everyone how “this is the year” or already telling people how great next year’s recruiting class will be.
Remember when people complained about NU’s weak schedule? Not this year…yikes!
Look for Southern Miss to run the ball. Jamal Woodyard and Kendrick Hardy are names we DON’T want to know at the end of the day. Will Compton and boys will need to shut that down.
Rex had at least 22 carries in 7 of last 8 games last year. Anxious to see run/pass ratio today.
Brett Maher will try to kick away from Tracy Lampley. The former Kearney Bearcat will begin 2012 as a pre-season All-American. He’s as humble and polite as ever.
Turnovers or lack thereof are the key to the Husker’s Offense. Giving the ball away can lose more games than anything. With a speculation of more passing and option, throwing to the wrong team and bad pitches are a possibility.
Usually the Opener means base defense and few blitzes. Southern Miss brings an inexperienced QB to Memorial Stadium. Does that mean pressure and heat? JP and Bo will be all over that possibility.
In the “old days” we’d be talking about how small Southern Miss is at the DE position. Hammer ‘em, we’d say. It’s not the old days…but look for NU to try to establish the inside zone and power game to try to get to the flank. I’m anxious to see our new fullbacks and “old” TEs block.
Who will be the big play guys today? Kenny Bell, Jamal Turner, Kyler Reed, Taylor Martinez??? Hope so!
What I Know: The game is sold out…again. It will be hot! Rex will break tackles. People will be checking programs because there are ALOT of new players. I will eat a Runza. My lovely wife will want to leave before the end of the game. I will want to stay until all the players leave the field. Some people will be upset with the Offense..or Defense. Some people will be convinced we will the Natl Championship.