Mike Lantry, 1972
Wild Neb - NW Hail Mary
Great... I'm making the trip up next weekend for this game and a campus visit. If Nebraska's confidence carries over, it could get ugly.
It is really astonishing how often NW has choked in the final minutes under Fitzgerald. I don't think there's any way to explain it.
Is there any rising star coach in America whose stock has fallen faster than Pat Fitzgerald?
was his stock rising? I didn't realize he was a "rising" coach in America...
There's a shot where the camera is pointed at Pat Fitzgerald but he's looking the other way and even though you can't see his face you can just feel him melt.
Also, I love that the backup QB for Nebraska is so much better than TMart. That guy is just a dick plain and simple.
I love that guy. He's fat. He was winded from running around after the game. And I'm pretty sure he was dipping. He's Kenny Powers!
Reminds me of the play against Missouri in 97.
Well, Pelini looks excited.
Pelini looks like he has been using some of his brother's substances... Utterly dazed and confused.
flashbacks to colorado
NEB and NW both suck. Well, we suck, too, but we are better than them... aren't we?
All 3 are mediocre teams in a bad conference. If they played 10 times, they'd go 5-5 against each other. And the world would implode from all the bad football.
yeah who cares about football here? good post
reminds me of our loss to Colorado one year.
MSU fanbase will be pulling for us big time next week - if we beat Neb MSU can lose to Neb in their matchup and still advance to the championship game. I think technially Minnesota is ahead of us in the division right now ? lol. whatever. We are an also ran - again.
There is not a scenario where the MSU fan base would pull for a Michigan victory.
it will be the suck bowl. Two old prestigious programs who are now also rans!
And we could include PSU in a round robin format - than invite ND* in, for a 4 team playoff of teams that live off reptuation of yesteryear.
*Hey we'll always have our faux 2012 year!
Almost as entertaining as that play was Bo Pelini's immediate facial expression as he seemed strangely nonplussed by the play, sort of "I don't get it. What happened now?"
Bo Pelini is incapable of feeling any emotion except seething rage.
The Minny-Indiana game also had a crazy ending.
Looking at the box score, it looks like Nebraska actually dominated everywhere except in turnovers (they had four to NW's one), so it was more like NW was on the verge of stealing a win than anything.
Still, wow. Losing on a Hail Mary is one of those experiences that changes you as a fan. I was in high school for the Colorado one against us - it's like my innocence as a fan was lost that day.
Dude looked gassed in the end zone...
That hail mary reminded me of every long pass against our defense the last 3 games.
would have really felt the fire under his seat losing to Northwestern at home again.
Is there any difference?
Cardinal rule: never let the receiver get behind you.
True, but the Northwestern players were all going for the ball, and one of them tipped it up in the air. Iow, the pass itself didn't make it to the Nebraska player behind them, the tip did.
will always be Northweatern
I didn't really give a shit about this game after watching our loss to MSU, but that play was basically a re-enactment of Colorado's Hail Mary at the Big House in '94. Watching that highlight gave me bad flashbacks. Fuck, what an awful sports weekend.