I’m not sure the Blackshirts are getting their due in terms of how well the Nebraska defense has played in the first four games. I know at times, NU has given up some chunks of yardage on the ground, but that defensive secondary has played well.
How well have they played? Let me pose this question to you…when you think of the Huskers offense what do you think of…running the football right? The Huskers (a running team) have attempted 70 passes and have thrown for 648 yards with three touchdowns. NU opponents have 109 pass attempts for just 505 yards. So 39 more attempts, 143 fewer yards, same amount of touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Those numbers are incredible. Cornerback Prince Amukamara says it’s because they’re so athletic in that defensive secondary.
Prince also says, they make it tough on opposing quarterbacks because if you don’t throw towards him, you have go after Alfonso Dennard, who has three picks and one for a touchdown so far. Prince doesn’t have any interceptions this season and he’s made just six solo tackles, so the question is asked if teams are avoiding Prince?
The Huskers start their game week preparations for their Big 12 opener this Thursday night against K-State.