- Wake Forest is a fine team and are the defending ACC champions. (Who are currently 49th in the Sagarin ratings.)
- USC is lightyears above everybody else in college football (lost to woeful Stanford at home tonight)
- Ball State was just a bad game, and hey, the offense looked incredible!
- Iowa State got a few breaks and only got the yards they did because of a few turnovers and special teams penalties.
But only the most deluded kool-aid drinker can deny the truth staring HuskerNation dead in the eyes.
The 2007 Nebraska Cornhuskers are simply not a good football team.
One anonymous commenter this week suggested I was secretly working for Kansas State by ranking Nebraska fifth in the Big XII North last week. Can anybody seriously challenge that statement now?
What we saw tonight is proof that a huge fraud has been perpetrated in Lincoln.
This is bigger than Kevin Cosgrove. Yep, the Blackshirts gave up 603 yards to a pretty darn good Tiger offense. But the Husker offense only accounted for 274 yards against a Missouri defense that was 93rd (out of 119 D-1A teams) in total defense, giving up an average of 434 yards. The Huskers couldn't even score an offensive touchdown against a Missouri defense that gives up 25 points a game on average.
There is only one word to describe this: Pediocrity.
A lot is going to be said this next week. It is not going to be pretty. It is going to be ugly. But it is the truth.