0-4 for the season. Eight losses in a row. We didn’t get the good luck bump from Hammer and Rails’ Travis Miller like we had hoped. And the end result was a 42-28 Husker loss to the Boilermakers.
A lot went wrong for Nebraska Saturday. But much of it was the same that we have seen this season. Penalties. Turnovers. Inability to get off the field on third down. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
But there were some bright spots. There were positives to take away after Saturday’s loss. So we talk about some of those as well. It’s not all complete doom and gloom. And we still say “give it time, it’s going to get better.”
Well, the last time I was joined on the show by Hammer & Rails‘ Travis Miller was last year before the Nebraska-Purdue game. That was the last game Nebraska won.
So obviously Travis will be our little good luck charm. Obviously.
As usual, we talk about some of the key players for the Boilermakers and how the “best 0-3 team in the land” beat a top-25 team last week. We get Travis’ thoughts, an outsider’s view looking in at the situation in Lincoln and the sluggish start for the Huskers.
(These are the jokes…you can laugh or you can sit there.)
Don’t look now, but the Nebraska Men’s Basketball team is faring pretty nicely in the 2017-18 season. *knocks on wood*
After a one-point loss to freakin’ Kansas, the boys have started a little winning streak, up to and including the 70-55 win at Northwestern this past week. In this episode, Greg visits with Corn Nation’s David McGee. He’s not on the masthead…but neither am I. Anyway, aside from being one of our best photographers, David is also a huge Nebrasketball fan, and has contributed plenty of hoops pieces over the years.
So we talk about the win over NW, the overall look of the team this season, and what lies ahead.
And as a bonus, we spend a few minutes at the end making fun of Iowa. So there’s something for everyone!
It started with a simply question about the injuries to center Michael Decker and right guard Tanner Farmer. But that led into a 30-minute discussion about the offensive line.
There is only one reason this conversation could have happened. And his name is Hoss Reuter! But we had a great talk about Nebraska’s offensive line philosophy now as well as what it used to be. What approach is working in the conference and what could Nebraska do to improve that aspect of the game?
And then we talk a bit about Tanner Lee’s masterpiece of a fourth quarter at Purdue, leading the good guys to two touchdowns and a one-point win. I believe Hoss called Lee a “virtuoso.”
And Northwestern is in town for a game this week, so hopefully we have more positive to talk about than negative next week.
Just remember GBR and WTDG!
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Then Greg is joined by Hammer and Rails’ Travis Miller as a preview to this weekend’s game in West Lafayette. The Huskers are an underdog at Purdue. Does Miller think the home team can pull it off? (Spoiler Redacted) Plus, how are things going under Jeff Brohm’s first year at the helm?
And in the finale, Hoss is here to get us ready for Saturday night. But you won’t find him on social media during the game. And if Greg isn’t done helping to move his friend in his new house, you won’t find him on social media either.
And at the end, 1980’s WRESTLING COMPARISONS TO 2017 BIG TEN FOOTBALL!
Complete with the most awesome spinebuster in the business.
Well, the Nebraska Cornhuskers survived their first trip to Bloomington in Big Ten play, topping the Indiana Hoosiers 27-22 and ruining Homecoming.
The Huskers jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter, but were held scoreless until the 4th frame, where they continued to outscore the opposition, this time 10-7.
What stood out in the Week 7 game? Brian and Greg share their thoughts on the game and Number 8 Nebraska’s 6-0 start (bowl eligibility, no doubt about it)!
Make no mistake…this team is perfect in record only. What needs to improve? Well, getting healthy would help. Big games loom in the near future, but Brian warns not to look past Purdue. 2015 ring a bell anyone?
Enjoy the show, and remember you can get it on iTunes, as well as on Stitcher (that’s new as of this week).