Saturday, October 25, 2008

Nebraska-Baylor predictions

LINCOLN -- Nebraska returns home for the first time since Oct. 4 for a home game as the Cornhuskers host the Baylor Bears.

Remarkably, Nebraska will be bidding for its first October home victory since its 2005 double-overtime win (27-20) against Iowa State in 2005. Since then, the Huskers are 0-6 at Memorial Stadium in October with losses to Texas Tech (34-31) and Oklahoma (31-24) in 2005, Texas (22-20) in 2006, Oklahoma State (45-14) and Texas A&M (36-14) in 2007 and Missouri (52-17) earlier this season.

Time for the Huskers to end the skid?


Terry Douglass, sports editor: Nebraska 35, Baylor 21
Dale Miller, staff writer: Nebraska 35, Baylor 10
Kevin Schuster, sports writer: Nebraska 38, Baylor 20
Brian Ayers, sports writer: Nebraska 31, Baylor 21
Tony Chapman, sports writer: Nebraska 31, Baylor 17

Posted by Terry Douglass @ Saturday, October 25, 2008 || 0 comments

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Monday, October 20, 2008

NU-Oklahoma set for prime-time telecast

LINCOLN -- Nebraska and Oklahoma will renew one of college football’s traditional rivalries before a prime-time national television audience on Nov. 1. The Big 12 Conference has announced that the Huskers’ matchup with No. 4-ranked Oklahoma in Norman will be televised nationally by either ABC or ESPN, beginning at 7 p.m.

The network for the telecast will be determined after this Saturday’s games. It will either be on ABC or ESPN.

The national telecast against Oklahoma will mark the fifth consecutive week Nebraska has been televised nationally. The Huskers have also been on national television against Missouri (ESPN), Texas Tech (FSN), Iowa State (Versus) and will be this week against Baylor (Versus).

The matchup between Texas and Texas Tech will also be played at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 and will be carried on ABC or ESPN. Other Big 12 games selected for telecast on Nov. 1 include Kansas State at Kansas (11:30 a.m., FSN) and Iowa State at Oklahoma State (2:30 p.m., ABC).

The meeting between Nebraska and Oklahoma is the first regular-season meeting between the schools since a 2005 matchup in Lincoln. The teams also met in the 2006 Big 12 Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Game times and television information for Nebraska’s Nov. 8 game against Kansas and Nov. 15 game at Kansas State will be determined six to 12 days in advance. The Huskers’ Nov. 28 game against Colorado will be televised nationally on ABC, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Posted by Terry Douglass @ Monday, October 20, 2008 || 0 comments

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Nebraska-Iowa State predictions

AMES, Iowa -- Husker fans, don't freak out when you turn on the TV for this morning's game. Despite what you initially see, Nebraska isn't playing USC -- those are just Iowa State Cyclones disguised in Trojan gear.

Anyway, Nebraska comes into Jack Trice Stadium trying to shake a three-game losing streak. The Huskers are emerging from a brutal stretch that included losses to Virginia Tech, Missouri and Texas Tech -- all ranked teams -- and must avoid thinking they can let up any today. After all, ISU is 5-5 on its home field under second-year coach Gene Chizik and led ranked Kansas 20-0 at halftime two weeks ago before eventually losing to the Jayhawks 35-33.

Will the Huskers bounce back today?

The predictions:

Bob Hamar, assistant sports editor: Nebraska 31, Iowa State 17

Tony Boone, sports writer: Nebraska 20, Iowa State 14

Terry Douglass, sports editor: Nebraska 27, Iowa State 24

Posted by Terry Douglass @ Saturday, October 18, 2008 || 0 comments

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Nebraska-Texas Tech predictions

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Nebraska returns to the site of its infamous 70-10 loss to Texas Tech in 2004. Fortunately for the Huskers, not many players in the program now were here for that one, so it shouldn't be much of a factor.

That said, this is probably a much better Texas Tech team than Nebraska faced back in 2004. Judging from last week's performance in a 52-17 home loss to Missouri, it would appear the Huskers will have a difficult time keeping it close against the Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium.

The predictions:

Terry Douglass, sports editor: Texas Tech 56, Nebraska 28
Dale Miller, sports writer: Texas Tech 63, Nebraska 17
Chad Covey, correspondent: Texas Tech 45, Nebraska 27

Posted by Terry Douglass @ Saturday, October 11, 2008 || 0 comments

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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Nebraska-Missouri predictions

LINCOLN -- Nebraska and Missouri are about to kick things off here in Memorial Stadium in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams. The Tigers come in looking for their first victory at Memorial Stadium since 1978.

Will Mizzou's misery in Lincoln end tonight? We'll find out shortly.

The predictions:

Kevin Schuster, sports writer: Missouri 42-21
Tony Boone, sports writer: Missouri 41-23
Bob Hamar, assistant sports editor: Missouri 48-20
Tony Chapman, sports writer: Nebraska 31-26
Terry Douglass, sports editor: Missouri 38-24

Posted by Terry Douglass @ Saturday, October 04, 2008 || 0 comments

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