On a day the Huskers struggled with running the football, it certainly didn’t make things easier for true freshmen quarterback Cody Green. The Texas native got the start against Baylor on Saturday in the Huskers’ 20-10 win. It helped that Green had a 7-0 lead on a blocked punt because as he’ll admit now he was nervous.
Green went 12-21 for 128, he also netted 43 yards rushing, but had one bad interception that resulted in a Baylor score. Head coach Bo Pelini thought he made some good plays at times and at others looked like a freshmen. He said the key now is to watch the tape and learn from the good and the bad. Pelini would not commit to Green being the starter next week saying only “every position is week to week.”
You heard Green mention it was sort of a homecoming for him. Jared Crick had about 25-30 family and friends at the game and he admitted he may have been pumped up a little bit more in this game. It also helped Baylor double teamed Ndamukong Suh. It was a record setting day for Crick. He had five sacks, 13 tackles, 10 unassisted and seven for a loss, plus a pass breakup and a fumble recovery. The last time NU had a player with four sacks came in 1996 from Mike Rucker.
One more note on Suh. He was cited for suspicion of negligent driving on early Sunday morning after he swerved and hit three parked cars. He told Lincoln police that he was trying to avoid an animal that ran into the street. His blood alcohol content well below the .08. His status for next week’s game is not affected.