October 24, 2014

Thursday night football scores from 10/16/14

Fullerton 52, Howells-Dodge 46
Hay Springs 62, Crawford 18
Lincoln North Star 14, Lincoln High 10
Omaha Gross Catholic 24, Ralston 19
Parkview Christian 62, Lewiston 0
Sutherland 42, Morrill 30

Beck claims protecting the ball a trademark of Nebraska football…really? (AUDIO)

I’m not sure I would call protecting the football a trademark of NU football under Bo Pelini and Tim Beck (a term he used the other day at practice)…turnovers have always been an issue, in my mind. I could be wrong, but turnovers have been an issue against Northwestern as well.Beck says he wants to see steady ball movement from the offense throughout the game against the Wildcats

Even if the Huskers aren’t getting touchdowns or field goals, a couple of first downs and a good punt, flip the field position…don’t give Northwestern short fields to work with.  If the Huskers don’t score on drives, punts are going to be better than turnovers…NU has to make Northwestern work a little bit for their yards and points…A good defense can start with a good offense.

Listen to the Big Red Report

AUDIO: 10-16 Big Red Report

Nebraska-Rutgers set for 1 p.m. kick

The Big Ten Conference announced that Nebraska’s Oct. 25 matchup with Rutgers will kick off at 11 a.m. CDT. The matchup at Memorial Stadium will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.

The Nebraska-Rutgers game is just the second all-time between the schools and the first ever meeting in Lincoln. The only previous game between the two programs was a 28-0 Nebraska win in 1920, in a contest played at the New York Polo Grounds.

Rutgers heads into this weekend’s game at Ohio State with a 5-1 record, including a 1-1 mark in Big Ten Conference play.

The daytime start against Rutgers will be the Huskers’ first day game since a Sept. 6 contest against McNeese State. Nebraska will complete a stretch of five consecutive prime-time games this Saturday when Nebraska travels to Northwestern for a 6:30 p.m. game televised by BTN.

 

No Husker football to watch. We have a couple of games to keep your eyes on (AUDIO)

Of course it’s a bye week for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, but several games you need to keep your eyes on in terms of the standings in the Big Ten East. The first in Northwestern at Minnesota. The Wildcats host the Huskers next weekend and a win for them tomorrow over the Gophers would move them to 3-0 in conference play and give them a 2.5 game lead over the Huskers heading into next Saturday’s game. The Gophers also ahead of the Huskers, they are 1-0 in Big Ten play. That game will kick off at 11am and you can watch it on the Big Ten Network.

The other game of interest is Indiana at Iowa. The Hawkeyes also sit at 1-0 in Big Ten play, they are third team ahead of the Huskers in the standings. That game kicks at 11 on ESPNU.

Get the rundown of the Big Ten East schedule with our Big Red Report

Pelini was tired of playoff talk back in August (AUDIO)

The Huskers have been practicing for the past couple of days, yesterday it was in full pads and the Big Red hit the field again today at 3:45, this bye week comes at nice time. They’ve played half of their schedule and now have an extra week to re-assess the team and where they’re heading for the second half of 2014. Pelini was asked about the talk of the four-team playoff. Pelini thinks it’s a major distraction, going all the way back to August and fall camp.

Listen to the Big Red Report