As Saturday night’s slug fest entered the 4th round, this is what the Miami Hurricanes had to say on Facebook.
While Husker Nation would probably chose different, non-misspelled F-word to describe the antics of the Hurricanes, Bo Pelini scoured his defensive playbook for that one play where the biggest bad ass on the field destroys the opposing quarterback.
Oh Brad Kaaya, you’re so lucky Randy Gregory will be playing on Sundays next year.
After running back Duke Johnson got stuffed on the following play, Miami responded with the force of a Category 5 hurricane.
14:35 later, the Canes would have to settle being the first team to ever to be booed out of Memorial Stadium and went back to Miami with their collective tail between their legs. There would be no strippers or blow waiting for them upon landing at MIA.
But at least they had well wishes of Kenny Bell to keep them company on the long ride home.
@Team_Crawford21 good game, hope that flight home was a safe one player
— Kenny Bell (@AFRO_THUNDER80) September 21, 2014
Of all the “big” wins in the Bo Pelini era, taking down Miami was by far the most satisfying. Provided they don’t slip up next week against Illinois, this could very well go down as the game that solidifies the Huskers for the season and perhaps years to come.
Miami took the field with all their swagger from the days of yore. After drawing first blood on the first drive of the game, the table was set for another Husker meltdown.
Instead, this generation’s Hurricanes were given a clinic in what Husker Power is all about. Tommy Armstrong responded by leading a touchdown drive of his of his own (capped by a 40 yard strike to Kenny Bell) and it was game on.
Every time there was a miscue (fumble, interception, dumb penalty) or fight that could have blown the wheels off the Husker Wagon, the team rebounded and stayed focused. This was by far the most mentally strong Bo Pelini’s Huskers have ever been.
For 60 minutes they went toe-to-toe, mano-a-mano, and didn’t take any shit from those shit talkers from the the 305.
Late in the game when the Canes stole a page from the Cobra Kai playbook and tried to rip Ameer Abdullah’s head clean off, the Huskers responded with the kind of play that got the blood of the East Stadium Blue Hairs pumping for the first time since the mid 90’s.
The look of a ref who’s afraid he’ll have to tell his boss that a player was decapitated on his watch.
While Nebraska’s final score wasn’t a full back trap up the gut, it was a thing of vintage Husker power football beauty.
Let’s break it down-
Hats on hats. By the looks of things, Ameer is in a one-on-one situation with a Miami player who’s already locked in on him.
Ameer starts to get low and crash the hole. That poor Hurricane has no idea what’s about to hit him.
Didn’t Miami watch the McNeese State film? An Arm tackle will not bring down Ameer Abdullah. And look what happened to our poor sap all set to engage. Mike Moudy uses the guy’s own teammate to absolutely truck him. It was a total 2 Hurricanes 1 Husker kind of situation.
Ameer busts through and into the open like the Millennium Falcon flying out of the Death Star at the end of Jedi. Look at all that space.
Ameer cuts to the right of Mark Pelini to shove one last TD down the gullet of Sebastian the Ibis.
We’ll see you next year, Miami.