The Husker – Sooner game was a great show of college football last week. It was the loudest game by far I have ever heard at Memorial Stadium, and I hope to hear more like that for years to come! The Husker win last week SHOULD propel this team to a great finish this season! You can BOLIEVE The Huskers are BOTIVATED!
Husker Fan can count on The BLACKSHIRTS to continue the high level of play too. There is no reason to suspect any let down by the Husker Defense this week. But, I think it is obvious the offense needs some tweaking still. Helu looked good running the ball for the first time in over a month against The Sooners. However, the QB “situation” for The Big Red has led to an offense lacking required leadership and identity. I do like the fact that Watson is now on the sideline (did he read my blog 2 weeks ago? lol!) I think the offense will respond this week with a new vigor. I expect The Husker Offense to start showing signs of BOTIVATION. If Helu is healthy I look for him to rush for more than 150 yards. Successful early running will open up the passing game. It is quite possible the Husker Offense could be hitting on all cylinders for the first time this year.
The KU defense has not been playing well against the run, their offensive line has been dismal, and Reesing the starting QB seems to have a leg injury. AND, for which QB would Mangino and the KU Defense prepare this week? Zac or Cody? I think Zac gets the start, but Cody will get significant playing time. Regardless of who starts at QB for the Huskers I expect them to move the ball and score points. The Huskers should win this game easily, perhaps by four TD’s.
BUTTTTT, The one thing KU has shown is to score on broken plays. They score using sandlot football tactics, but hey it works! That could keep the game close if the Husker offense sputters as it has for the past month. BEWARE! The Jayhawks have some of the best recievers in the Big 12. It will be up to Suh, Crick, and company to not let Reesing have any time to throw the ball, or break for long runs on busted plays.