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5/8/2014

Was the "go for 2" call the right choice in the 1984 Orange Bowl?

84%
Yes WINNER

22

16%
No

5

84%
Yes

22 Comments
Richard Borman
4
Richard Borman

We are still talking about it, right? That says it all! Go Big Red!

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Arlie Rauch
2
Arlie Rauch

That was the clear road to the championship.

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Richard Barnes
1
Richard Barnes

We play football to win or fail trying.

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David Olson
1
David Olson

Huskers went there to win.

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Jeremy Dean Petersen
1
Jeremy Dean Petersen

You don't play the game to tie...

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Jay Schultz
1
Jay Schultz

It changed the way the nation viewed Tom and NU football.

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Alan J Farrell
1
Alan J Farrell

Look back at Parsegian (SP) of ND against Mich St. That haunted him forever. That was not Osborne's plan for NU. If they had won, they would have been the top of college football for years.

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Robert Hegler
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Robert Hegler

You play to win, not tie the game.

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Charles Johnson
1
Charles Johnson

Because you don't go to the prom to kiss your sister.

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Kelly Sterling
1
Kelly Sterling

We were the better team. Boiled down to missed execution

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Stephen Johnson
1
Stephen Johnson

Everyone I know who is a Nebraska fan agreed to go for the win. There is no other decision.

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Allen H. Browning
1
Allen H. Browning

Osborne taught the world what big-time football was all about .

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Eric Farris
0
Eric Farris

play to win, not to tie

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Ron Bauer
0
Ron Bauer

Should be only one (1) National Champion.

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Jerry L. Hammon
0
Jerry L. Hammon

You play to win not tie

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Frank M. Olivarez
0
Frank M. Olivarez

Huskers always go thru the front door

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Keith Petrie
0
Keith Petrie

It wasn't the safe call... but it sure was GUTSY! and the right way to go! Go for the win!!!

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Bart Burroughs
0
Bart Burroughs

you don't have overtime in '84. you go for the win, not the tie if you are a competitor.

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Travis Stewart
0
Travis Stewart

Same reason Osborne said - you play to win. If there had been overtime back then you kick the xtra point and play it out

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Kendrick Marshall
0
Kendrick Marshall

You play to win the game. That's all.

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Jeff Van Every
0
Jeff Van Every

Because there was no doubt that Dr. Tom would go for 2. Go for the win, not the tie. Football isn't soccer, hehe. I guess it is.

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Erik Olson
0
Erik Olson

"A tie is like kissing your sister."

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16%
No

5 Comments
Jeff Malooley
2
Jeff Malooley

Although I do not have a problem with what coach Osborne did I do feel that going to their home field and with their crowd advantage, that a tie would have been a win.

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Phil Coffey
2
Phil Coffey

because I know what the outcome was

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Carol Brown
1
Carol Brown

The National Championship that would have gone with the tie would have been at lease as valuable as the split with Michigan! Arkansas Husker

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David Foster
1
David Foster

Nothing wrong with going for the tie.

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Greg Mann
0
Greg Mann

The goal at the beginning of the season was to win a title. Kick the extra point and you achieve the goal. TO's gambled cost all those players a championship and years of wondering needlessly.

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Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

I'll take the points and the Huskers

7

The Illinois game really shook me

9

I'll take the points and the Huskers

7 Comments
John Jordan
0
John Jordan

OU is susceptible to the long passing game. NU pulls out some stops on offense. D keeps it close. OU by 3.

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James Key
0
James Key

Im breaking out my 30yr old Number 7 jersey. Huskers by 7

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Matt Seiler
0
Matt Seiler

Spencer is a guy who’s easily rattled (get it?) and figures to throw a few picks if pressured. I still think we lose but Huskers can move the ball through the air and force a few TOs to keep this game within 14. Small chance they even pull out the W

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Mark Wane
0
Mark Wane

I watched the Tulane game and I think Buffalo is a good team that the D shutdown. Plus I went to school in the 90’s and want us so badly to step up on National tv. We are due!! Skers

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Mick Hanson
0
Mick Hanson

I drink all the Kool-aid, why not?

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Bob Berg
0
Bob Berg

Sooner's lose one game mid-season. Why not this one. Hopefully no one showed the Sooner team what Frost and company did to them in '96 and '97. We should play well for 3 quarters then their top guys may take over.

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The Illinois game really shook me

9 Comments
Randy Weitzenkamp
0
Randy Weitzenkamp

It's likely at some point in the game we'll be down a score or two. Does this team have the mental toughness to fight and mount a comeback or will they fold? I just don't think the team has that kind of confidence in themselves yet.

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Ryan Moss
0
Ryan Moss

I can’t believe Nebraska fans have fallen so far that they discuss if they can’t beat the spread and not if they can beat OU.

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Terry Busch
0
Terry Busch

they have talent everywhere. We have a tiny bit of talent. It's a talent landslide.

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Sporty361
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Sporty361

No way! IL lost big to an unrated Virginia team. Sooners will do whatever they want to do regarding score. Tired of us ‘rebuilding’ when we can’t beat teams that out recruit us every year. Don’t those teams have to rebuild? Simply put we are either terrible recruiters or terrible developers.

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Larry Smith
0
Larry Smith

Big REd is playing well below the Sooner's level. I just hope they can keep it at the 21 points and not get buried in a ten td avalanche.

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Steve Walker
0
Steve Walker

They are still playing pretty bad. Offensive line is still not blowing anyone off the ball. Defense is still not getting a pass rush. Secondary is not as good as advertised. Hopefully there will be improvement.

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USMC Sully
0
USMC Sully

we have been down this road too many times to think otherwise

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Wade Williams
0
Wade Williams

We are not there yet. We put too much pressure on an improving defense. If NU could some how score 40 they might have a chance at the end of the game but....I'll call it 48-27 OU.

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Matt Seiler
Matt Seiler

I believe that means they beat the spread

Bryan Petersen
0
Bryan Petersen

Offensive line had yet to show we can run the ball between the tackles

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Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

No, it's just a distraction

2

Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

1

No, it's just a distraction

2 Comments
Darrell Bailey
0
Darrell Bailey

Lots of teams are doing the exact same thing. Make everyone else accountable before just punishing the Huskers.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
0
Randy Weitzenkamp

It's just a distraction, but it is the last thing we need right now. The timing of this news is extremely suspicious. Focus on taking care of business on the field and this will be ancient history in a month .

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Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

1 Comment
Ryan Moss
0
Ryan Moss

Frost is doing everything he can to try to get this program going again. That even means blatantly cheating and trying to cover up his cheating. This isn’t an oopsie, it’s desperation. Same with trying to run away from the OU game. He knows he’s in trouble and he just cost himself his buyout.

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