Stories about Louisiana Tech
Notable Quotables from Nebraska - Louisiana Tech 0 comments
Fans, coaches, players and reporters all had a lot to say about the Huskers' win over Louisiana Tech. Here are some highlights in case you haven't had time to sift through all of the links on our Game Day page.
Observations from Saturday’s Win 6 comments
Labor Day is a splendid thing. It signals the unofficial start of fall. It's a day off from work (for most folks), and it provides Husker bloggers like myself ample to sit back, reflect, review the game, and sound off. There are lots of Husker happenings from Saturday and Sunday, so I'll try to break them down into easily digestible chunks.
Huskers Rout La Tech in Front of Record Crowd 0 comments
A record crowd of 85,181 was on hand at the newly renovated and expanded Memorial Stadium in Lincoln to see arguably the best offensive showing from Nebraska since Bill Callahan became head coach. The Cornhuskers amassed 584 total yards by mixing the run and pass effectively in a 49-10 rout of Louisiana Tech.
Sizing Up Louisiana Tech 0 comments
One pre-game ritual of mine is to compare the depth charts of Nebraska's football team with their opponents to look for physical mismatches. There are plenty of other things that go into a player beyond what appears on a depth chart (e.g. strength, speed, smarts). But all else equal, a taller player will usually have an advantage over a smaller one and a heavier player is tougher to move than a lighter one. In this case, returning starters have also been highlighted.
A Worthy Opponent 5 comments
Previewing Louisiana Tech
For those like me who tired of seeing the Huskers open the season against I-AA competition (and setting aside for the moment that Nebraska will face a I-AA squad in week two), seeing Louisiana Tech on the schedule was a breath of fresh air. Considering the Bulldogs finished the regular season last year with the same record as Nebraska (7-4), they would seem a more than respectable choice to open the season.
In fact, had the two teams met on a neutral field a year ago, the game would have been a toss-up. Louisiana Tech managed to stay closer to Kansas, the only common opponent, than Nebraska did when the Bulldogs lost in Lawrence by a 34-14 margin. Both squads finished their season on a high note as Louisiana Tech beat then #23 Fresno State before being snubbed by the bowls. No doubt, that slight will leave the Bulldogs with a hunger to get some respect.