Any bowl game is a thrill, but when it’s your first, it’s got to be that much more special. That will be the case for Nebraska’s first and second year players who will be making their first bowl appearance. Sophomore receiver Niles Paul is excited about playing in the bowl game and he’s had a lot of questions for fellow receivers Nate Swift and Todd Peterson.
One player whose really excited about heading to the Gator Bowl is freshmen defensive back Alfonzo Dennard. His hometown of Rochelle Georgia is just about a two hour drive from Jacksonville, Florida.
I want to turn the focus from the Huskers to the Big 12. Two of the conference’s quarterbacks are finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Colt McCoy of Texas and Sam Bradford of OU will join Tim Tebow of Florida as he looks to become the second Two time Heisman Winner. (Archie Griffen of Ohio State won in 74 and 74) The last time it was an all quarterback final was in 2001 when Husker quarterback Eric Crouch won the award of five other QB.
The numbers would all point to Sam Bradford. If it’s Bradford or Tebow, tremendous pressure heading into that National Title Game. My prediction, whoever wins the Heisman loses the title game. Compare the stats of all three quarterbacks.