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Posted on: October 8, 2009 4:13 pm
Edited on: October 9, 2009 9:59 am
 

So was it the rain or was it Nebraska?

You've got to give credit to the Huskers for persevering in some of the most miserable conditions in recent memory Thursday at Missouri. The 27-12 victory puts Nebraska squarely in the drivers' seat for the Big 12 North title. The program that was doubted for its long drought against ranked teams on the road, pushed through with 27 fourth-quarter points in Columbia.

In a steady downpour, the Huskers just kept shucking. Ndamukong Suh, an All-American's All-American, provided the turning point with an early fourth-quarter interception that led to the go-ahead touchdown. Columbia has to be in shock right now. Missouri fully expected to win this game given that that it had scored 41 points in each of the last three meetings at home against Nebraska.

The rain was the equalizer -- for Nebraska. Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert injured his ankle early on which limited mobility. That allowed the Nebraska pass rush, which was significant, to take straight lanes to a statue quarterback. Gabbert, fourth nationally in pass efficiency, completed only 17 of 43 passes.

This changes everything in the Big 12 North. Missouri is virtually eliminated. It would have to have Nebraska lose twice to pass the Huskers. That's without mentioning Kansas, which hosts Nebraska later in the season. The difference is that Kansas has a much harder conference schedule.

If Nebraska takes care of business it will be in the Big 12 title game in Bo Pelini's second season. Well done, Huskers. Gutty win.

 A billboard has gone up near downtown Tampa that proclaims South Florida is now part of the “Big 4”. Miami, Florida and Florida State are commonly referred to as the Big Three in the state, but after the Bulls victory over FSU, some fans apparently have gone a big ga-ga.
"I haven't seen it, I had nothing to do with it, I don't know how it got up and I don't know who put it up,'' coach Jim Leavitt said.

It’s a good week to be off before a Thursday showdown against Cincinnati.

 Anything to get on the field, even if it's a baseball diamond for USC quarterback Mitch Mustain.

 Bad week for "mentors" of Big 12 receivers -- MC Hammer (Michael Crabtree) and Deion Sanders (Dez Bryant). Now it looks like Bryant is in bigger trouble that we originally thought. The latest story suggests that Bryant might have played while ineligible. Somewhere Hart Lee Dykes is laughing.
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Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: October 10, 2009 3:51 pm
 

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You Kansas tools/homers really take the cake. What morons! Egos as inflated as your coach's waistline. Juding by how much trouble you are having today with ISU--perennial doormat--at your stadium, you will probably have at least 2 conference losses by the time Nebraska comes to your sorry town. Keep hoping that you have a real program--maybe the tooth fairy will bring you a real team someday.



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: October 9, 2009 4:40 pm
 

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Dodd, that is a ridiculous statement that this changes everything. The Jayhawks have one game different from the Huskers. Kansas plays Texas while Nebraska plays Baylor. The other seven Big 12 opponents are the same. Odds are that both will lose to Oklahoma. Kansas will probably lose to Texas, but that's only two losses. The Jayhawks will be favored to win their other six Big 12 games, including Nebraska. If Kansas takes care of business, the Jayhawks, not the Cornhuskers, will be in the Big 12 title game.

This win only allowed the Huskers to keep pace with Kansas. But beating the third-best team in the North changes nothing. The road to the Big 12 title game in the North still goes through Lawrence. If Nebraska doesn't beat Kansas, it's going to need help to get in.

first off the road to the big12 north never ever ran thru kansas buddy this isnt basketball this is football. Kansas plays all their rivals plus ou, tex texas tech all at the end of the year. after the 3rd week in october kansas will have 3 or 4 big matchups sandwich between trap games against rivals, sleep on mizzou if you their your fierce bitter rival. Ou you have to win, texas is a loss ttech always plays tough at home, we all know bill snyder always gets an upset in the big12, and nebraska D is legit top 10, and mizzou will have revenge and most likely will need to beat you to stay in the race.

dont be fooled both teams played in the ran i doubt kansas will play mizzou or nebraska in those conditions plus kansas hasnt played anybody tough since southern miss, mizzou found out how good nebraska is and by the team nebraska plays you it will be late in the year zac or cody green will be in rhythm by then.

like ive always said kansas schedule is one of the toughest kansas has to beat nebraska, or they have to beat ou/tex and no matter how sluggish ou  is their still ou. ksu/,mizzou will be dangerous trap games, nebraska could lose but win out and hope ku slips which they will about 2-3 times in big12 play. ou,tex and either neb/mizzou/ttech will beat kansas, and it ku loses to both ou/tex then the big12 north title might be done for them.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2009 4:31 pm
 

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Oh, really, shizzle? Nebraska will probably lose to Oklahoma. Kansas will probably lose to Oklahoma and Texas. That means if both teams do what they should, the Nebraska-Kansas game will decide the North. Now, where is that game being played? A check of the schedule reveals Nebraska at Kansas.

Thus in 2009, the road to the Big 12 North title goes through Lawrence. Anyone who denies that knows nothing about football.



Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: October 9, 2009 3:02 pm
 

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I find it funny that Dennis will report on the game, but won't acknowledge that he picked the Tigers to win this game on the CBS Video preview. 



Since: Jun 29, 2007
Posted on: October 9, 2009 2:19 pm
 

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The road does not go through Kansas in football.  Maybe you are talking about the road the delivery drivers use to get to Mangino's house, somebody has to deliver him his meatballs.




Since: Jun 29, 2007
Posted on: October 9, 2009 2:15 pm
 

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The road never goes through Lawrence in football.  Whenever you talk about Kansas football they always bring up Gayle Sayers, when did he play there, in the 1800's?  How can the road go through a place that has never won anything, big 8 or big 12 come on.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2009 1:46 pm
 

KU schedule=not much harder

Dodd, that is a ridiculous statement that this changes everything. The Jayhawks have one game different from the Huskers. Kansas plays Texas while Nebraska plays Baylor. The other seven Big 12 opponents are the same. Odds are that both will lose to Oklahoma. Kansas will probably lose to Texas, but that's only two losses. The Jayhawks will be favored to win their other six Big 12 games, including Nebraska. If Kansas takes care of business, the Jayhawks, not the Cornhuskers, will be in the Big 12 title game.

This win only allowed the Huskers to keep pace with Kansas. But beating the third-best team in the North changes nothing. The road to the Big 12 title game in the North still goes through Lawrence. If Nebraska doesn't beat Kansas, it's going to need help to get in.



Since: May 21, 2007
Posted on: October 9, 2009 1:41 pm
 

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Dodd can't write five or six full paragraphs without his usual bunch of errors. I'm glad to step in and help as his part-time editor:
1) "Missouri fully expected to win this game given that that" Dodd stutters when he's talking, too. Just eliminate the second "that."2) "That's without mentioning which hosts Nebraska later in the season." Huh? Should read "that's without mentioning KANSAS."3) "have gone a big ga-ga." Should read "have gone a bit ga-ga."4) Now it looks like Bryant is in bigger trouble that we originally thought. Should read "than we originally thought."
Glad to step in and help.


You don't use enough spaces after your periods.



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2009 1:17 pm
 

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uuuh....there was no Big XII in 1968.....Just the Big VIII. It's all good though, I know what you meant.



Since: Jul 28, 2007
Posted on: October 9, 2009 12:46 pm
 

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 There was no Big 12 back in 1968.


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