After a frustrating first half filled with near misses, the Huskers fired on cylinders for the final 30 minutes, scoring 24 unanswered points and neutering the Northwestern Wildcats to the tune of a 38 – 17 final score.
Defibrillators were pulled off standby (for at least one year anyway) as the Huskers romped through the 4th quarter. While last second Hail Mary drama is always exciting, an almost relaxing and cathartic win is welcome anytime.
Following the game, the Husker Athletic Department pointed out that the Big Red had clinched a bowl berth for the seventh consecutive year under Bo Pelini.
However, Joshua Brixius was far from sold on the idea that the Husker Athletic Department would actually know where the team stood with regards to bowl eligibility. He was so confident with calling out their lies that he didn’t even have to do any research for confirmation.
Boom. Posted on Facebook and in your face, no nothing Athletic Department.
At least Joshua was gracious in being clarified.
The other big story in the game was the Huskers second half adjustments (or lack of) depending who you believe.
In his post game comments, Coach Pelini said his team didn’t need to make too many adjustments for the second half. They just needed to play better.
Playing better is technically an “adjustment.”
The other angle that Loren doesn’t grasp is why would any coach in his right mind use his post game press conference to diagram exactly what his team changed in the second half? You gotta keep those details close to the vest, my friend.
The biggest adjustment of all came late in the first half when the Huskers suddenly found themselves down 14 – 7 with under two minutes to play.
Two plays, 56 yards, and 30 seconds later Tim Beck called a new play called Texas.
Faced with a quarterback lacking touch on passes under 40 yards and his most reliable receiver riding a four dropped ball streak, Coach Beck called the play any sane and rational offensive coordinator would dial up at 1st and 10 on your opponent’s 16 yard line.
His touch lacking QB handed the ball of to the Heisman contending running back who then flipped it to a speedy but otherwise unproven Freshman wide receiver who then threw a perfect strike to his quarterback who was heading towards the end zone all alone.
So to recap, when your quarterback can’t throw, and your receiver can’t catch, you have your receiver throw to your quarterback.
Makes perfect sense.
And it makes us think that Texas was just a codename for a play called “The Ultimate Fuck You Adjustment.”
We can’t wait to see what Coach Beck draws up next.