Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Night Dessert: Lost in Freaky Friday

With all of the buzz over Alex Henery's 57 yard field goal, I nearly forgot to mention the other "can you believe that" play from Friday's game. Did anybody else catch Roy Helu's third quarter hurdle over a Colorado tackler who tried to go too low? Track coach Gary Pepin might be knocking on Bo Pelini's door if he's searching for a high hurdler next spring. Hopefully that'll end up on YouTube soon. In any event, I think Nebraska will be even stronger at I-back next season with Helu taking over as the expected full-time starter.

After Missouri's choke job in the snow at Arrowhead yesterday, Nebraska claims a share of the Big XII North title. Of course, since only two teams tied for the North (unlike in the South), head-to-head is the tie-breaker, so Mizzou gets to play a second game in Kansas City. Now, the question needs to be asked: Is finishing 5-3 and tied for first in the North anything to be proud of? Maybe if you're Iowa State, you put that "fake" trophy on your equipment trailer. Nebraska? Nope. But by that same manner, it's a nice bounceback from finishing tied for last place in the division. It is what it is: a sign of improvement.

Nebraska's 54-52 victory over Creighton in basketball was ugly in every sense of the word. The best thing that can be said about this game is that it'll keep chirping from the Hilltop down. Nebraska has won three out of the last six, and leads the series 11-10 over the last twenty years and 24-18 lifetime. In other words, neither school can brag about "ownership" in this series.

Tough weekend for UNO hockey in getting swept at Ohio State this weekend. Both losses were painfully late, with the winning goals scored with 2 seconds left on Friday and a minute and a half on Saturday. No time to pout: third place Alaska comes to Omaha this upcoming weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That was no choke job by Missouri...they were simply beat by a team that left nothing on the field.