Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bay Area Husker ENews 10/22/10

Hey Bay Area Husker Fans!

This is going to be a quick one...kinda crunched for time. Last week was a big disappointment for the players, the coaches and the Husker Nation. Lots of hype probably didn't help, but it appeared the team played almost as flat as they did against SDSU a few weeks ago. Lets hope they are properly motivated for the OSU Cowboys tomorrow.

Go Big Red (White and Blue),

Watch Parties:

Kickoff for the NU-OSU game will be at 12:30 local time. Although the game tomorrow is televised on ABC, its a regional broadcast that WILL NOT BE SHOWN ON THE WEST COAST unless you have paid for the ESPN sports package (see map below). All of our watch sites have the ESPN and FSN packages and will be able to pick up the game....so if you want to watch the Huskers tomorrow you had better head out to your favorite site and join the rest of the Red Clad Clan who will be cheering on the team. Get there early for a good seat and cheer loud!

Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN)



Game 7: Nebraska at Oklahoma State
Oct. 23, 2010/Boone Pickens Stadium
Stillwater, Okla. /12:30 p.m. PDT

Huskers Record: 5-1, 1-1
Rankings: Coaches-13; AP-14
Last Game: lost to Texas, 20-13
Coach: Bo Pelini
Career/NU Record: 25-9/3rd year
Vs. OSU: first meeting

Game Information
Television: ABC-HD Ron Franklin, Play-by-Play Ed Cunningham, Analyst
Jeanine Edwards, Sidelines
Radio: Husker Sports Network
Sirius Channel 113, XM 102 (Nebraska)
Greg Sharpe, Play-by-Play Matt Davison, Color Lane Grindle, Sidelines
Sports USA Radio Network Rich Cellini, Play-by-Play Gary Barnett, Analyst

Series Record: Nebraska leads, 36-5-1
Capacity: 60,218
Surface: Football Pro

Cowboys Record: 6-0, 2-0
Rankings: Coaches-15; AP-17
Last Game: def. Texas Tech, 34-17
Coach: Mike Gundy
Career/OSU Record: 42-27/fifth season
Vs. NU: 2-0

The Matchup

Nebraska looks to rebound from its first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon at Oklahoma State, as the Huskers take on the undefeated Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium. The game will be televised to a regional audience on ABC with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. (CDT).

The Huskers head into the contest with a 5-1 overall record, and a 1-1 mark in the Big 12 following a 20-13 loss to Texas in Lincoln last Saturday. Nebraska dug itself an early 10-0 deficit against the Longhorns and were unable to rally for a victory. The setback denied Nebraska its first 6-0 start since 2001 and dropped the Huskers to 14th and 13th in the AP and Coaches polls, respectively. NU had risen to No. 5 in the AP and No. 4 in the Coaches poll prior to the Texas setback.

Nebraska will have its hands full in trying to get back in the win column. Oklahoma State is a perfect 6-0, including a 2-0 record in the Big 12 Conference, following a 34-17 victory at Texas Tech last Saturday. The Cowboys own one of the nation's most potent offenses, averaging 49.5 points and more than 535 yards per game. OSU has scored at least 34 points in each of its six games this season.

The Series

Nebraska holds a commanding 36-5-1 edge in the all-time series between the two schools, including a 15-3-1 advantage in Stillwater. However, the Cowboys have held their own in recent years winning three of the last four meetings, including victories in Stillwater in both 2002 and 2006. In fact, NU has not won in Stillwater since 1995.

The Coaches

Nebraska: Bo Pelini (Ohio State, '90) owns a 25-9 record in his third season. Pelini has guided NU to nine or more wins in each of his first two seasons as head coach, joining Bob Devaney, Tom Osborne and Frank Solich in accomplishing that feat. Pelini is the first coach in Big 12 history to guide his team to at least a share of division titles in each of his first two seasons.

Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State, '90) is in his sixth season as Oklahoma State's head coach and He has a 42-27 record with the Cowboys. Gundy has guided OSU to four bowl appearances. He is 2-0 vs. Nebraska.

Nebraska Football

Nebraska is 832-342-40 all-time, one of just eight schools with 800 all-time victories  Nebraska has won five national championships (1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, 1997).  The Cornhuskers have won 43 conference championships.  Nebraska's 46 all-time bowl appearances rank fifth nationally.  Since 1970, Nebraska has 398 wins, 25 more than any other school.  Nebraska's 98 football Academic All-Americans lead the nation.  The Huskers have had 107 All-Americans in school history.

Noting Game 6...Texas 20, Nebraska 13

*-The loss prevented Nebraska from starting 6-0 for the first time since 2001. NU has won 11 of its past 13 games overall with the only two setbacks at the hands of Texas.

*-Nebraska allowed 20 points, marking the 14th straight Nebraska opponent to score 21 or fewer points, the longest streak in the nation.

*-Senior Eric Hagg's 95-yard punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter was the longest punt return in school history, bettering Bobby Newcombe's 94-yard return against Missouri on Sept. 30, 2000. It was Hagg's first career punt return.

*-Texas outscored Nebraska 10-0 in the first quarter. NU had outscored its first five opponents 38-7 in the first quarter. The game ended a streak of 13 straight games of Nebraska leading or being tied after the first quarter. The first-quarter deficit marked the first time Nebraska had trailed since last year's Big 12 title game with Texas.

*-Nebraska did not score on its opening possesion, marking just the second time this season the Huskers did not score on their initial possession.

*- Nebraska rushed for 125 yards, marking the first time NU had been held to less than 200 rushing yards since rushing for 67 yards against Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game. NU's streak of six straight 200-yard rushing games was its longest since 2002.

*-Nebraska did not score a touchdown in the first half of a home game since Texas Tech led Nebraska 24-3 at halftime last year in Lincoln. Tech went on to win the game 31-10.

*-Nebraska senior receiver Niles Paul caught six passes for 66 yards. Paul's six catches tied his career high of six receptions (three previous occasions). Paul has caught at least four passes three times this season and in six of the past 11 games since last season. Paul improved his career receptions total to 81. He also moved up two spots into a tie for eighth on the career receiving yardage chart with 1,243 career yards. He passed Irving Fryar (1,196) and tied Matt Herian (1,243) in the game.

*-Nebraska junior linebacker Lavonte David finished the game with 10 tackles, his fourth game with double-figure tackles, including three straight. He pushed his season total to 70 tackles.

*-Nebraska sophomore safety P.J. Smith had a career-high 11 tackles. His previous career high was five tackles against Idaho.

*-Senior place-kicker Alex Henery connected on field goals of 45 and 28 yards, extending his streak of made field goals to 14. He improved to 56-of-63 in his career, one field goal shy of tying the NU career record.

*-Henery also punted seven times for a 49.4-yard average, with a long punt of 60 yards, one of three punts that traveled better than 50 yards. He also downed two punts inside the Texas 20-yard line, and averaged better than 47 yards per punt for the fourth straight game.

*-Nebraska did not allow a Texas player to account for 300 yards of total offense, marking the 23rd straight game NU has not allowed an opposing player to reach 300 yards of total offense.

*-Texas passed for just 62 yards marking the fifth opponent in six games to be held to less than 135 passing yards.

*-Nebraska limited Texas to 271 yards of total offense, marking the eighth straight opponent NU has held to 315 or fewer yards, including Texas twice.

*-Nebraska dropped to 15-7 under Bo Pelini in games on or before Halloween, while holding a 10-2 record after Nov. 1.


Lincoln- The Nebraska football team practiced for just less than two hours Thursday inside the Hawks Championship Center and on the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields as the Huskers finished preparations for Oklahoma State on Saturday. After practice, Head Coach Bo Pelini addressed the media about this week's match-up with the Cowboys.

"I thought it was a good practice," Pelini said. "I thought we had a good week of practice. I think the kids are excited to play."

The Huskers will focus on stopping Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon on Saturday. The reigning Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week leads the NCAA in receiving yards per game, scoring and touchdown receptions.

"You just have to play your stuff, you have to execute well," Pelini said. "He (Blackmon) has really good ball skills, he does a great job of attacking the ball down the field. You have to be aggressive down the field and you have to win when the ball is in the air. You have to compete; he's going to compete for the football. He's a good football player."

When the Huskers take the field in Stillwater, Pelini said he will look to see the Huskers play consistently.

"I want to see execution," Pelini said. "I want us to execute our football and do that for four quarters, and I want to see consistency in our play - that is what I'm looking for."

The Huskers and Cowboys are scheduled to kick off on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. PDT inside T. Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla. The game is available regionally on ABC.


Lincoln - Coach Bo Pelini and members of the Nebraska football team met the media on Tuesday at Memorial Stadium to discuss Saturday's Big 12 showdown at No. 17 Oklahoma State.

The No. 15 Huskers will take on the Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff scheduled to be televised live regionally by ABC-HD.

Nebraska (5-1, 1-1 Big 12) will be looking to bounce back from its first loss of the season, a 20-13 setback to Texas last Saturday in Lincoln. Oklahoma State (6-0, 2-0) heads into the matchup unbeaten and sporting one of the nation's most explosive offensive units.

Pelini said he didn't expect to see any ill effects from last week's loss; rather, he expects the Huskers to refocus and play well.

"I think they are anxious this week to get back out there and play," Pelini said. "Most of our guys are embarrassed by how they played because we didn't play like us. We didn't coach well enough and we didn't execute well enough. This Saturday gives us the next opportunity to get it right again. I think everyone's anxious to get out there and play again, but you've got to earn it during the week."


The Big 12 Conference announced on Monday morning that Nebraska's Oct. 30 matchup with Missouri in Lincoln will be televised on ABC, with kickoff set for 12:30 p.m. (PT). The NU-Mizzou game will be shown on a regional basis, but many areas not receiving the contest on their ABC affiliate will be able to watch the game on ESPN.

Nebraska and Missouri will be meeting on ABC or ESPN for the fifth consecutive season. The Husker-Tiger game in 2006 was televised by ABC, while each of the past three meetings have been national ESPN telecasts. This year's game will mark the first day game between the teams since 2006.

With the Huskers' matchup against Missouri slated for ABC, Nebraska will have at least five appearances on the network this season. Nebraska's games against Washington and Texas have been shown on ABC, and this week's matchup at Oklahoma State will be shown on a regional basis, beginning at 12:30 p.m. PT. NU's regular-season finale against Colorado on Friday, Nov. 26 will be televised nationally on ABC with a 12:30 p.m. PDT start.

Game times and television information for the Huskers' games against Iowa State (Nov. 6), Kansas (Nov. 13) and Texas A&M (Nov. 20) will be announced six to 12 days prior to kickoff.


No. 3 Nebraska (18-1, 10-0) vs. Missouri (13-7, 5-5)
Saturday, Oct. 23 • NU Coliseum • 7 p.m.

TV: NET Lincoln - (Time Warner: SD-12/HD-112
DirecTV: SD/HD-29
Dish Network: SD/HD-12)
Omaha - (Cox: SD-12/HD-712
DirecTV: 379
Dish Network: 26)
Radio: Husker Sports Network, including B107.3 FM in Lincoln and KTWI 93.3 FM in Omaha, and on Huskers.com
Web Video: Huskers.com (Free Video)
Live Stats: Huskers.com

The No. 3 Nebraska volleyball team (18-1, 10-0) will open the second half of the Big 12 schedule on Saturday night at 7 p.m. when it hosts the Missouri Tigers (13-7, 5-5) at the NU Coliseum.

Winners of 17 straight Big 12 matches dating back to last season, the Huskers are the only team undefeated in Big 12 player this season. The Tigers are 5-5 in conference play and are coming off consecutive wins over Texas A&M (3-2) and Baylor (3-1).

Including their win earlier this season in Columbia, the Huskers hold a 70-3-1 advantage in the all-time series and have won the lost 14 matches dating back to 2003.

The match will be carried statewide on NET and a free live video stream will also be available on Huskers.com.


Lincoln - The No. 3 Nebraska volleyball team finished the first half of the Big 12 schedule at a perfect 10-0 following a 3-0 sweep (25-14, 25-11, 25-13) of the Texas Tech Red Raiders Wednesday night at the NU Coliseum. The win marked the 27th straight win for the Huskers in the series and the 13th straight sweep.

"We challenged our players to have great serving and passing tonight," Head Coach John Cook said. "Except for maybe two breakdowns tonight, we had a great night with six aces and no errors."

Now 18-1 overall and 10-0 in the Big 12 Conference, the Husker offense was on fire all night as they hit a season best .390. Setters Sydney Anderson and Lauren Cook combined for 46 assists while Brooke Delano and Hannah Werth each put away 11 kills and Lindsey Licht added 10, with all three NU attackers hitting .400 or better on the night. Werth also chipped in 12 digs for her seventh double-double of the season.


Lincoln - After falling behind 2-0 in the opening minutes the Nebraska soccer team scored four second-half goals to defeat defending Big 12 champion Missouri at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon, 4-2. The Huskers (11-4-0, 4-2-0) matched last year's win total in the process and maintained its second-place position in the Big 12 standings with two weeks remaining.

The comeback marks the biggest come-from-behind win since Aug. 29, 2004 when the Huskers overcame the same deficit to down Creighton, 4-2, at the Abbott Sports Complex. On Sunday afternoon, Nebraska gave up a pair of Missouri goals in the first 11 minutes to find itself in a 2-0 hole. The Huskers created several offensive opportunities in the first half and led the shot battle (11-4) but could not get past Missouri goalkeeper Jessica Gwin, who saved three shots on goal from sophomores Jordan Jackson and Morgan Marlborough to main a 2-0 Tiger lead at the intermission.

App developed to find crooks

University of Nebraska researchers are developing an app for iPhone and Droid which will allow police to locate sex offenders, parolees, known gang members, and people with arrest warrants; the Nebraska team is planning to combine police GIS and GPS data into a program that would instantly create maps tailored to officers' specific locations

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