Wisconsin vs Nebraska / Night Games Open Thread:
lol the ole ball coach screwing himself again...decides to go for it on fourth down from inside his own 40 and the snap sails over Shaw's head and Kentucky gets a first and goal.
LolPelini, going from celebration to PeliniRage in three milliseconds.
I think that really sucks that the officials wait until the ball is snapped to have a play reviewed.
The Badgers sent out the FG unit, and changed their mind, so the offense goes for it and supposedly gets this TD....except this stab at the end zone is also being reviewed as well. They may very well get this called one way or the other by midnight if we're lucky.
EDIT: Wisconsin gets this much-anticipated TD. The PAT is good, and Memorial Stadium is silent enough that anyone who farts is doomed to public humilation. 14-0 Badgers.
Lol, I knew south Carolina was way overrated, but Kentucky up 10 on them and at 2 and goal again? Yikes.
Wow, those N fans look shell shocked.
for the Heisman commercial on the B10 Network. Obviously, the engineers have all gone home and left this sucker on autopilot. . . 17 runs for 45 yards today.
Whats up with B1G tailgates and kings ford?
Nebraska returns the KO to about the Wisconsin 20.
Borland, huge hit.
That Borland kid is a heluva linebacker.
Complaint: Nebraska has it made with scheduling their home games. Their two biggest home opponents this year, Wisconsin and Michigan, both of them are night games. And we can't get one home night game this year? Granted our home schedule sucks but the fans would gladly take a night game against anyone, I would think.
Hopefully we can somehow get to the point where we might get even more than one night game against big opponents like this.
Your right, our schedule is really disappointing this year.
We could schedule the MSU game at night, but we don't want to (probably because we don't want our fans to have to go there at night next year).
So THAT is how linebackers are supposed to play.
I like him. Hoke should let him know that UM is a good place to tranfer to if he ever wanted to.
Can't field a kickoff in the corner like that. Either it will go into the end zone as a touchback, or out of bounds and out to the 30.
Man, Wisc's OL is just not vintage this year
Borland almost single-handedly demolishes an opportunity handed to Nebraska on a special teams coverage fail, and the Cornhuskers settle for an FG.
Also, Stave just made what could have been the dumbest pass into coverage in the season to date if it had been intercepted, considering half the Nebraska defense was there to potentially catch it.
Make fun of Martinez's ugly throwing motion...but at least he knows when to tuck the ball and run.
Wow Ball....you cant drop that underthrown or not..
When it's that wide open, the last thing you want to do is overthrow. I consider that a perfectly thrown pass in that situation.
What is it with Wisconsin punters and picking up PFs on the other team?
Brain cramp! Roughing!
Wow, Wiscy's passing is impressive. Their selling out against the run, but the secondary can't keep up.
kid really puts some nice touch on his passes
Wisconsin must really have it out for Nebraska because they have decided to get out of their funk besides that extra point kick.
Does not appear to be good at football.
When you rough the punter, you give the ball back to the other team.
When you give the ball back to the other team, they can score again.
When they score again, your fans wonder if they've spent their money wisely.
When your fans wonder if they've spent their money wisely, they buy less concessions.
When they buy less concessions, you play a team like UCLA.
Don't play a team like UCLA.
Wow. This is bad, bad, bad for Nebraska.
If their season continues like this, and they lose to us (among others), I don't see how Bo Pelini keeps his job. With Osborne going out a new AD might find it helpful to make his own mark with a coach in any case.
I predicted Nebraska to give Wisconsin a pounding tonight. So, I'm done predicting games.
It's the second quarter and Wisconsin has already scored more points than they did against Oregon State and Utah State.
That's because their D sucks. They gave up a school record yardage allowed to UCLA. The same UCLA team that lost to Oregon State.
You've spent the whole first half telling us they suck without Wilson, dude; make up your behind!
Starting to feel a little better about shutting down the Huskers in a few weeks, rolling Wisconsin in Indy is looking a little tougher than it did through the last 4 weeks, though.
Purdue could be the one to make it to Indy. That was my preseason pick and I'm sticking with it.
Neb is in a no win situation....if Bo cant get to the CCG this year he is probably gone. If you bring in someone new they better have strong roots in places like Ohio and Illinois.
With coming to the big ten that pretty much closes recruting i would think in a place like Texas and there isn't a lot of talent that doesn't end up at OU in the same area.
Neb could be in deep trouble if that happens.
Texas has been closed off to NU for a while now. They get their players from all over, and always have; they need to find someone who can do that. I think Pelini has recruiting chops, but his teams are sloppy and undisciplined and wind up losing games they shouldn't.
Not really sure who they would go with--doubtful someone like Art Briles will head up that way, though he would certainly be a good pickup. I guess you could take a risk with a guy like Gus Malzahn; he has the potential to be a brilliant coach, or he has the potential to be a great coordinator whose head coaching career verifies the Peter Principle.
Damn, Wiscy making some good passes/catches.
So did Nebraska get out of the Big 12 at the right time, or is the Big 12 a little overrated? Methinks it's the latter part.
Am I the only one who thinks the big W on the front of the badgers' unis looks like a Madonna-style pointy bra?
OTOH, I'm loving their helmets.
out there on any given Saturday now, it's frightening.
when I first saw them tonight all I could think of was McDonald's. Maybe I have up-and-down dyslexia, but it reminded me of the golden (albeit red and pointy) arches. Or maybe I just thought of McDonald's because they look so tacky. On further study, looks like it's hastily applied electrical tape.
Well Stave is certainly not as mobile as Wilson, that's for true.
Towson -LSU. Right now Towson is down just 8 at the beginning of the second half, and is driving...
LSU could blow this one wide open (which they likely will), but keep your eyes open.
I hate to admit it, but night games are so the shit. Such a better atmosphere than a nooner.
I dunno, there's something to be said for the frenzied passion of a nooner.
This game's not over. Nebraska is starting to get into a groove offensively.
Huge, huge drive for Nebraska.
I'm up with the night games. You get the right kind of game and it's absolute bedlam. When I did my college football trips ten years ago I deliberately tried to target night games, for the best atmospheres. Worked out pretty well.
You have to admire the love of football that Devin Smith must have. He was playing wide receiver for Ohio in East Lansing not three hours ago, and here is is playing CB for Wisconsin in Lincoln now. Apparently, he also plays for us, although he is not officially on the roster.
With that, Nebraska makes this a two-score game with that TD.