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Posted on: November 26, 2010 6:51 pm
 

Nebraska is going to Dallas

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Nebraska didn't have Taylor Martinez or Niles Paul available on Friday, but it didn't much need them.  The Cornhuskers put an end to Colorado's post-Dan Hawkins win streak and killed the Buffaloes chances at a bowl game with an easy 45-17 victory in Lincoln.  More importantly than ending Colorado's season, Nebraska clinched the Big 12 North with the win and will now be on its way to Dallas for its second straight trip to the Big 12 Championship Game.

Which will also be the last time Nebraska plays for a Big 12 title, seeing as how the school is bound for the Big Ten next season.

The Cornhuskers will now turn their attention to Stillwater, Oklahoma on Saturday night.  That's where they'll likely find out whom their opponent will be in Dallas.  Should Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma, then it'll be the Cowboys heading to Dallas.  If the Sooners win, then things get a lot more complicated as the Sooners, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M would all be tied for first in the Big 12 South.

Which would meant that whichever team is ranked higher in the BCS standings will get to go to Dallas, and that team would likely be Oklahoma.
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Posted on: November 24, 2010 12:43 pm
Edited on: November 24, 2010 1:31 pm
 

Nebraska to be without Niles Paul

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Hey look!  It's Nebraska news that doesn't involve either Bo Pelini or Carl Pelini apologizing for their behavior.  Though that doesn't mean it's good news. Bo Pelini made the announcement on Wednesday that Nebraska's leading receiver Niles Paul hurt his foot during practice on Tuesday, and he's not going to be available for Friday's game against Colorado.

"His status for the rest of the season will be evaluated," said Pelini in a statement.

This could have a huge impact on the Nebraska offense against Colorado.  There's still no word on whether Taylor Martinez will be available to play in the game, and Nebraska's offense has already struggled mightily since he hurt his ankle.  Plus, when Martinez is out of the game, the 'Huskers can't rely as heavily on the ground game, and need to throw more to move the ball consistently.

Something that isn't easy to do if Paul is out of the game.  He not only leads the team with 39 receptions for 516 yards and a touchdown this season, he also serves as the team's top return man on special teams.  Making matters worse?  The three names behind Paul on the depth chart -- Curenski Gilleylen, Tim Marlowe and Khiry Cooper -- don't have a single reception to their name this season.
 
 
 
 
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