Oklahoma State, one of 10 undefeated BCS teams in college football, offers some interesting matchups for the Nebraska defense. A lot of different weapons, and a lot of different looks for Carl Pelini’s Blackshirts.
We’ll start with quarterback Brandon Weeden, a big guy 6’4 244 pounds and a junior, and oh by the way, he’s 27 years old. With 19 touchdown passes through six games, the former minor-league pitcher is on pace to break the Cowboys single-season record of 31 set by current Kansas City Royals third baseman Josh Fields in 2002.
A guy the Huskers need to keep an eye on all game is wideout Justin Blackmon. He’s coming off a 207-yard game that helped OSU to a 34-17 win at Texas Tech, his sixth straight over 100 yards. He also has one catch of at least 29 yards or more in every game this season, a deep threat that Gomes says the corners should be able to handle.
The Cowboys running game is back with Kendall Hunter after spending a junior season dealing with injuries, he’s averaging 6.1 yards per carry, so it’s going to be important for Carl’s defensive unit to wrap up and make some tackles, something that was obviously a big disappointment in the loss to Texas.