The Huskers 40-31 win over Colorado was big on so many fronts. First, it gives the Huskers 8 wins, a 5-3 Big 12 record tying them with the Missouri Tigers for wins in the Big 12 north and also significant for this program under first year head coach Bo Pelini.
Senior quarterback Joe Ganz finished the regular season with 3,332 passing yards, moving ahead of Zac Taylor. That came in the first quarter when he connected with Mike McNeil on a 53 yard scoring play. It came down to the leg of sophomore Alex Henery. His first field goal in the fourth quarter got the Huskers to within one, then he nailed a 57 yard field goal, another NU record that gave the Huskers the lead. Alex doesn’t remember much from that moment.
Alex said he knew he’d have to get ahold of it if it was going to have a chance. In fact, he doesn’t even remember much after the kick.
I guess the sophomore from Omaha Burke, a little overwhelmed by all of the attention, but don’t let him fool you. The kid has a lot of confidence and he told Pelini he could hit it.