Wisconsin vs Nebraska / Night Games Open Thread:

Submitted by Mr. Yost on September 29th, 2012 at 6:58 PM

---#3 LSU vs. Towson (7p)

---#6 S. Carolina vs. Kentucky (7p)

---#15 TCU vs. SMU (7p)

---#12 Texas vs. Oklahoma St. (7:50p)

---#19 Louisville vs. S. Miss (8p)

---#22 Nebraska vs. Wisconsin (8p)

---#1 Alabama vs. Ole Miss (9:15p)


M Fanfare

September 29th, 2012 at 8:30 PM ^

You have Montee Ball, fourth down at the one-foot line, and you go for the field goal?

Sure the FG gets you a two-score lead, but if your team can't move the ball less than a yard into the end zone, surely your defense can hold the opposing team with 99 yards to work with?


September 29th, 2012 at 8:32 PM ^

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.


September 29th, 2012 at 8:35 PM ^

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. 


September 29th, 2012 at 8:37 PM ^

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. 


September 29th, 2012 at 8:40 PM ^

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. 


September 29th, 2012 at 8:50 PM ^

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. 


September 29th, 2012 at 9:09 PM ^

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. 


September 29th, 2012 at 9:12 PM ^

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.



September 29th, 2012 at 9:13 PM ^

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. 


September 29th, 2012 at 9:13 PM ^

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.


September 29th, 2012 at 9:15 PM ^

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.


September 29th, 2012 at 9:19 PM ^

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.



September 29th, 2012 at 10:33 PM ^

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.


September 29th, 2012 at 9:19 PM ^

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.