Since the opening of Big 12 play, when the Huskers scored just 17 points against Missouri, the Huskers have since gone 3-2 and have not scored fewer than 28 points. In their three wins, the Huskers are averaging 37 points a game. Husker receiving Nate Swift can point to several reasons for their offensive success. The first is this team likes playing in this type of offense.
Of course, any coach or player will tell you, the success of your offense, whether it’s running the ball or passing depends on the play of the offensive line and Swift is beginning to a more confident Joe Ganz behind the line.
With two games left to play at K-State and at home against Colorado, there is still a lot to play for not only this year, but also as the team progresses for next season. Swift says that offensive coordinator Shawn Watson is not starting to add some more wrinkles to the offense.
I think the fact that Watson is able to add more shows how this team has rallied around this offense, they’ve grasped well beyond the basics and it’s as though this team is taking it now to the next level.
Ndamukong Suh named Big 12 defensive player of the week. Suh had 12 tackles, 2.5 sacks and four tackles for loss, all career highs for Suh, who leads NU with 60 tackles. He is also tied for the team lead in sacks (4.5) and tackles for loss (12). Suh also caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Joe Ganz in the fourth quarter and played several other snaps at fullback in short-yardage situations.