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Should the college football playoff be expanded?
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Should the college football playoff be expanded?
Who's the better choice at QB for Nebraska against Louisiana Tech, Heinrich Haarberg or Jeff Sims?
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Who's the better choice at QB for Nebraska against Louisiana Tech, Heinrich Haarberg or Jeff Sims?
What's your prediction for Nebraska at Colorado? (Enter your score prediction in the comments.)
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What's your prediction for Nebraska at Colorado? (Enter your score prediction in the comments.)
What is your opinion of the Huskers' alternate uniforms commemorating Memorial Stadium's centennial?
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What is your opinion of the Huskers' alternate uniforms commemorating Memorial Stadium's centennial?
Will the Huskers qualify for a bowl this season?
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Will the Huskers qualify for a bowl this season?
After watching the spring game, who do you predict will start at QB in Nebraska's season opener?
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After watching the spring game, who do you predict will start at QB in Nebraska's season opener?
Who will have more wins in his first season at his new school, Deion Sanders or Matt Rhule?
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Who will have more wins in his first season at his new school, Deion Sanders or Matt Rhule?
Which is a more likely win for the Huskers in 2023?
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Which is a more likely win for the Huskers in 2023?
In your opinion, was National Signing Day a success for Nebraska football?
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In your opinion, was National Signing Day a success for Nebraska football?
Are you concerned about the players that have decommited or are in the portal?
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Are you concerned about the players that have decommited or are in the portal?
Tony White turned Syracuse's defense around. Will he be able to do the same at Nebraska?
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Tony White turned Syracuse's defense around. Will he be able to do the same at Nebraska?
It seems Matt Rhule is keeping Donovan Raiola as Nebraska's offensive line coach. Good move or bad?
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It seems Matt Rhule is keeping Donovan Raiola as Nebraska's offensive line coach. Good move or bad?
Rhule is here! Are there any incoming assistants that you're especially excited about? If so who?
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Rhule is here! Are there any incoming assistants that you're especially excited about? If so who?
How do you rate Nebraska’s hiring of Matt Rhule as head football coach?
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How do you rate Nebraska’s hiring of Matt Rhule as head football coach?
Do you think Deion Sanders (Coach Prime) is good candidate for head coach of Nebraska football?
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Do you think Deion Sanders (Coach Prime) is good candidate for head coach of Nebraska football?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
1/18/2015

Should the college football playoff be expanded?

68%
Yes WINNER

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32%
No

6

68%
Yes

22 Comments
Jay Johnsen
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Jay Johnsen

I hate to say it, because FCS schools make some good coin from playing FBS schools which boosts their universities, but I'd rather cut out those games, shorten the out of conference schedules, and have an eight team playoff. Teams such as Mich St, Baylor, TCU, and a Pac 12 or SEC school would've made an extremely intriguing playoff scenario. It's my personal suggestion, but it certainly doesn't make it right by any means.

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Bart Burroughs
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Bart Burroughs

I think 8 teams would be just about right. more than that and the season is too long. 8 adds a maximum of 3 extra games and would be more comprehensive. #9 will complain but no system is perfect anyway.

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Stephen Johnson
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Stephen Johnson

Let's expand it to 121 teams and call it the regular season. Then set up bowl games like they did in 1990.

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Dan Lofquist
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Dan Lofquist

I think it should be 6 teams. The teams that are ranked 1 and 2 should get a first round bye 3 plays 6 4 plays 5. The lower winning team plays 1 just like the NFL.

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Nathan Turner
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Nathan Turner

The arguments against include those whining outside the top 8 will be the same as those whining about being outside the top 4: that's false...nobody in #9 and above will cry for a long long time. Second argument is playing another game dampens the student-athlete mantra and the crowd support at different games, making the bowls completely useless...false, this is has been a great bowl season and much excitement...and come on, using the student athlete as an excuse? they'll be fine.

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Gearld Wolff
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Gearld Wolff

Six teams- Power 5 champion and highest ranked non-Power 5 CHAMPION. #1 and #2 get byes. #3 plays #6, #4 plays #5 the week before Christmas. Winners play #1 and #2 New Years Day. Winners play as currently set. Forces Big 12 to title game.

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Rizeabuv Yorzelf
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Rizeabuv Yorzelf

8 teams should do the trick. I think the Baylor's & TCUs of the world had a legitimate shot.

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Eric Farris
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Eric Farris

no more excuses with 8.

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Kevin Sasse
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Kevin Sasse

4 is nice, 6 is better, and 8 is the sweet spot. Collapse FBS down to 8 conferences that designate 1 champion who represents the conference. No polls, no computers, just Ws and Ls!

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Todd Meedel
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Todd Meedel

Because it is fair, plus based on the football playoffs this year awesome football, and champs will be decided on the field, not in a meeting room.

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Brad Bredenkamp
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Brad Bredenkamp

Should go to 6 or 8, but not until the Big XII gets a conf championship game to get on the same footing as the other 4 power conferences.

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Sean Fluharty
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Sean Fluharty

I think 8 teams would be the perfect number.

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Michael Mahoney
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Michael Mahoney

Less controversy with eight team field.

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Landy Schwiesow
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Landy Schwiesow

16 teams. Whoever has the moxie to pull off 4 games deserves to be the champion.

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Dan Cubrich
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Dan Cubrich

A couple more teams added to the playoff would make college football more exciting.

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Shane Clayton
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Shane Clayton

Should be top 8. If ever other division in college football can have a real playoff system, why not Division 1?

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Tony Gage
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Tony Gage

Because it's the only fair way to run a National Title Tournament. 5 auto bids from power conferences and 3 at large picks.

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Christian Bengel
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Christian Bengel

It will boost competition levels and would further legitimize the eventual champion. Everyone knew Florida State would fold under stiff competition, but by virtue of their record, they made the cut. What if Oregon had played a more consistent team? I guess an argument could be made either way. A championship team performs under pressure regardless of opponent and record.

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No

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Andrew Grimes
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Andrew Grimes

Too many games. Since all games count towards records, most achievements by good players will be overshadowed by those who played more games. For example: OJ Simpson rushed for 2003 yards in 14 games, but Eric Dickerson rushed for 2,105 yards in 16 games and is considered the all-time single season record holder.

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Matthew J. Meyer
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Matthew J. Meyer

If you're not 4the you can't possibly argue you're first. More teams tells you who's the best playoff team, not the best Team.

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John Nielsen
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John Nielsen

These young men are amateurs. Most of them will never sign a professional contract. A playoff exposes them to too much risk and it makes the regular season meaningless.

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 Jim Jones
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Jim Jones

while I was wavering, for me it came down to the "too many games already"...four seems right and has just the right amount of hype!

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Patrick Pickett
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Patrick Pickett

I never want to see a 2-loss team play for a National Championship!

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HardcoreHusker
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HardcoreHusker

last 2 teams will have to play 16 games, too much chance of injury, finals, getting healthy for seniors going to combines

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Nathan Turner
Nathan Turner

Not if they all give up playing the FCS schools.

Who's the better choice at QB for Nebraska against Louisiana Tech, Heinrich Haarberg or Jeff Sims?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
2 days ago

Who's the better choice at QB for Nebraska against Louisiana Tech, Heinrich Haarberg or Jeff Sims?

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Haarberg WINNER

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Sims

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Haarberg

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Michael Hoffart
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Michael Hoffart

He needs to start this week for sure. Make it a true competition going into Michigan and set ourselves up to win the most of our BIG10 schedule as possible.

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Tim N
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Tim N

Pretty Obvious. Great defense. He's physically crushing people. He's accurate. Takes care of the ball. Motivates team. Everyone is locked into him. I could keep going....

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Mike Hulinsky
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Mike Hulinsky

Proven to take better care of football

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Bill Lyons
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Bill Lyons

i have eyes and am a sentient being

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James Stiver
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James Stiver

Seemed to have managed the last game with confidence and should get better as time goes on!

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Curtis Graeve
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Curtis Graeve

Simple. He doesn't turn it over!

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Curtis Graeve
Curtis Graeve

Just a side note. Sims is a great athlete. Teach him the finer points of being a WR and let him run with them! Big Bodied receivers are always great for a QB.

Doug Einsel
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Doug Einsel

He shows better decision making. Bigger in size. Driven to perform. Less turnovers and he has a longer future at NU.

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DrHusker66
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DrHusker66

He needs more time playing this position in game situations. I do think both should play get the rust off of Sims and give him confidence going into Michigan.

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John Samson
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John Samson

High ankle sprain versus LA Tech. If Sims is going to be Rhule's guy, he needs to be healthy for Big 10 play. Let Haarberg get the experience while Sims heals.

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

I love both QBs but must vote for Heinrich as he played lights out and with the so needed clean play protecting the ball. I do believe we can win also with Jeff and our players would have to just follow him looking for the ball coming loose. We can do that too. It's a team.

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Ron Staebell
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Ron Staebell

Backup QB is always the most popular player on the team, but in this case it makes sense. He's performed, Sims hasn't

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Seth Hyberger
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Seth Hyberger

Haarberg is not turnover prone.

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David Noe
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David Noe

Great applebee doesn't turn the ball over

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Terry Darnall
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Terry Darnall

He has a quarterback, mentality, poised, and decisive!

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Power Glide
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Power Glide

Harberg reminds me so much of Brooke Berringer. A journeyman QB

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regan zeller
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regan zeller

not turning to ball over is VERY important. Although HH had a couple passes that were probably ill advised we were able to come out on top.

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John Whiteley
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John Whiteley

Haarberg has the hot hand now, but won't last long if he continues to take unnecessary hits when running. They'll need both QBs throughout the season.

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John Fitzgerald
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John Fitzgerald

We need steadiness more than talent. Inconsistent play & turnovers at QB have cost us countless games 8 years+,

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Thomas Duncan
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Thomas Duncan

I would move Sims to receiver, use his skills there. Haarberg looks to be a good fit at QB and will get better with more reps.

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Richard Hein
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Richard Hein

He didn't turnover the ball

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Omar Barnes
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Omar Barnes

He is a better game manager which is what we need right now.

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Linda Ogren
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Linda Ogren

NEEDS to play better taking care football, faster, reads receivers, just what QB should be. Ron

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Chad Alexander
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Chad Alexander

SIMS IS FREAKING HORRIBLE!!

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Sims

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What's your prediction for Nebraska at Colorado? (Enter your score prediction in the comments.)
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
9/8/2023

What's your prediction for Nebraska at Colorado? (Enter your score prediction in the comments.)

44%
Huskers will win

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56%
Buffs will win WINNER

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44%
Huskers will win

12 Comments
Bob Flanagan
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Bob Flanagan

TCU's defense sucks ... NU HAS a physical and fast defense .... that'll be the difference in this game ... we'll pound the rock on them and Sims will throw more short and quick passes so I say 27-23 NU

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Paul Nielsen
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Paul Nielsen

College ball still emotional. Colorado coming off big win over a questionable defense, NU coming off winnable loss against good defense and a better offense than is being talked about. GBR

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James Stiver
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James Stiver

If we play good defense and run the football with controlling the clock we should come out with a victory!

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Michael Hoffart
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Michael Hoffart

I would like to believe that our D can come up big and keep their playmakers from gashing us. If we can get pressure on their QB I think we stand a good chance. Our run game should be able to churn clock and keep the ball out of their hands.

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Doug Einsel
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Doug Einsel

There was no D in the CU-TCU game. I see our D standing up. Only question will turnovers/penalties get us again. GBR

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Bud Chapin
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Bud Chapin

Game 2 and Colorado will be very cocky beating a very overrated TCU. Our defense in all essence is much stronger than TCU.

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Bud Chapin
Bud Chapin

38-24 Huskers

Mike Conyers
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Mike Conyers

Huskers learn from 1st game and execute fundamentals better. Will up the run game against a porous D line and burn clock.

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

Someday we are bound to get lucky.

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Bob Flanagan
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Bob Flanagan

TCU's defense sucks ... NU HAS a physical and fast defense .... that'll be the difference in this game ... we'll pound the rock on them and Sims will throw more short and quick passes so I say 27-23 NU

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56%
Buffs will win

31 Comments
David Cole
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David Cole

We're doomed until we can get a handle on our turnovers

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Corey
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Corey

Because the team room doesn't have any talent.

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Corey
Corey

Or any rooms for that matter.

Corey
Corey

When did room replace the letter s? RBs, TEs, QBs. RB room. TE room. QB room. OL room. Kicking room.....room room.

Corey
Corey

Coaching room changes but the game results room never changes. That means that the team room is the problem. No talent. Until the talent room changes the results room is always going to be the same......room.

Corey
Corey

In all fairness, Deion's room won't be at Colorado if they hit in the 9 win room this year. So there's that....room.

VAHuskerFan
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VAHuskerFan

Buffs by 4TDs, after watching the Minnesota game and lack of offense and our Quarterback play, I don’t see a bowl game in our near future.

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Rob Robertson
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Rob Robertson

I believe Colorado has to much speed and an edge in QB play

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Thomas Wright
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Thomas Wright

I think I threw up my kool-aid, sorry.

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Patrick O'Brien
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Patrick O'Brien

Our offense just isn't ready yet. The defense might keep it from being a blowout. 31 - 17 Buffs...

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Todd Marshall Eckert
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Todd Marshall Eckert

Their offense vs. our defense is going to score more points than our offense vs. their defense.

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Paul Nielsen
Paul Nielsen

Not sure about that so I say using that logic it’s a tossup, though who would have thought Prime’s approach would work so quickly. Very interesting experiment.

Garrick Baxter
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Garrick Baxter

We are thin everywhere and nearly one-dimensional on offense. Hartzog got beat badly on Minnesota's 4th down TD. Speed kills. CU wins, just because we're Nebraska.

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lane liley
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lane liley

Huskers look like the same anemic self. Not sure how we overcome the 20+ years of dilution. Buffs will trounce us.

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Terry Darnall
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Terry Darnall

If Sims is Quarterback NU will lose! If Ruhle doesnt make changes we will not win 6 games and we will not go to bowl game!

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Jim Moore
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Jim Moore

Colorado has more talent at skill positions especially on offense.

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Alexanderthegreatandterrible
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Alexanderthegreatandterrible

First game we showed we still snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and so I do not expect anything different until they prove different, Buffs by 14

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Chris Rierson
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Chris Rierson

Nothing I saw from the Huskers show that they can beat what the Buffs had on the field

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Jim Firnhaber
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Jim Firnhaber

Buffs skill players and NU propensity for turnovers: 35-31 CU (Hope I'm wrong)

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Harold Grimes
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Harold Grimes

I watched Colorado / TCU. Colorado has way too much talent, and speed. QB and receivers are out of this world. Colorado Defense is suspect which leads to Nebraska's only hope. Colorado by 30.

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Jason Opp
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Jason Opp

Buffs have two many playmakers with speed. NU offense lacks consistency and turnover prone

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Jon Petersen
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Jon Petersen

Even if the defense plays a good game and keeps the score close, the offense will blow it somehow. CU 34, NU 16

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Corey
Corey

Yes the offense room has major issues. The defense room won't hold up in the high altitude even though they are in much better shape compared to last year's room.

Corey
Corey

The Duke room is hanging tough with the Clemson room right now.

Anthony Carr
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Anthony Carr

The Husker offense is currently a hot mess. They will not be able to outscore the Buffs.

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Corey
Corey
Corey

Because we have no tight end room. Or no room room for that matter. Why can't they just leave the room off and call it tight ends? Does each position group actually have a room?

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