Road to Indy through Lincoln
After gutting out a 23-9 victory over a Denard Robinson-less Wolverines squad, the Huskers can get to the conference championship by winning the rest of their games. They should be considered favorites in the final four games in November. And most consider them the team to beat.
The Big Ten power rankings place Nebraska in the number two spot behind Ohio State.
This significant win put the Huskers back into the spotlight, and back into the polls.
It was because of the play of the defense (both with and without Robinson facing them) that the team was able to come away successful.
Michigan's offense had just 52 yards and three interceptions on 24 plays in the second half against Nebraska. #Huskers— Sean Callahan(@Sean_Callahan) October 28, 2012
The work this past week paid off, especially in the area of takeaways.
Sick of dropping picks, #Husker players and coaches did 10 push-ups after each drop in practices this week. Worked. NU had 3 picks tonight.— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) October 28, 2012
Bo Pelini wanted to give the Husker defense their blackshirts last Saturday after defeating Northwestern, but the team decided they did not quite yet deserve them. It was only after beating Michigan were the jerseys hanging in their lockers.
Bo Pelini's handling of Blackshirts paid off Saturday. Players clearly see the jerseys as a reward. It motivated them, and you see results.— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) October 28, 2012