Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday Night Beer: Starting to Think About the Bovines

This Saturday's matchup of the Huskers and Texas is one I'm not sure quite what to expect.  The Texas offense hasn't been very good this season (to be quite honest), and now they have to face one of the best defenses in the country. But by that same token, while Nebraska's offense has been outstanding almost all season, they haven't played a defense even remotely comparable to the one Texas will bring to Lincoln. So expecting to see Taylor Martinez run wild once again on Saturday is just a pipe dream.  I think this one comes down to which team makes fewer mistakes.  One reason I'm a little concerned is that Texas has had two weeks to try and regroup; if they lose three games in a row, all heck could break loose down there.  And wouldn't that be a shame?

Seriously, I expect a low scoring game on Saturday. I think Texas will play better understanding what's at stake, but I still expect a Husker victory.

One ominous sign for this week's game was when I received the Tom Osborne e-mail asking for "respectful behavior" from fans. Last time I remember getting an e-mail like that from the athletic director, it was in 2007 and the opponent was Southern Cal...and we know how well that went.

Kind of shocked to see Kansas State absolutely destroy Kansas tonight. Kansas State could not have been happy with last week's game, and they sure took it out on the Jayhawks. I just hope whoever the next athletic director at Kansas is, that they'll give Turner Gill enough time to prove himself. The lack of talent at Kansas is not his fault.

First up this weekend is the Mavericks first WCHA game...and it's against Minnesota. I have no idea how the Mavs will match up against the Gophers, so it'll be interesting to see how it goes. Just wish we could see it here.  FSN will be broadcasting the game in Minnesota, but not here for some reason. Instead, they're showing a replay of a boxing match from last month.  A big 'ol WTF to FSN for this one.

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