Nebraska Cornhuskers Can Make It To Pasadena

By Paul Troupe
Nebraska Cornhuskers Ameer Abdullah
Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE


Two weeks ago, many had written the Nebraska Cornhuskers off in the Legends Division of the B1G 10 Conference. The Cornhuskers marched into Pasadena and promptly got spanked on both sides of the ball in the second half.

Just two weeks later, things look a lot different for the Cornhuskers. Husker nation, especially the fans, have asked, “How far can this team go?”

How does Pasadena sound?

Take a look around the B1G 10 so far? No team, including the Huskers, has been impressive so far early this year. Nebraska, outside of Michigan, probably has played the hardest non-conference schedule.

Michigan State did play Boise State and Notre Dame, but I’m not sold just yet as to both of those teams being as legit as people are making them out to be.

So give me a reason why the Huskers will not be smelling Roses?

With both Penn State and Ohio State out of the B1G title game, that leaves a select few to represent the Leaders. Right now, that looks to be the Purdue Boilermakers, and they do not match up well with the Huskers at all.

In the legends, Michigan State has a lot of offensive issues. Michigan has issues on both sides of the ball. Wisconsin appears stuck in hibernation mode only three weeks into the season.

Minnesota is improving, but I don’t think they will threaten. I think the same can be said for Northwestern, thoughHusker fans know all to well what happened last year. That leaves Iowa, who also has been less than stellar.

Everything is falling in place for the Huskers. They get to take on Wisconsin, Michigan, and Penn State at home. Sure, they make road trips to Northwestern, Sparty, Ohio State, and Iowa, but they should be at least 2-2, if not 3-1, after those trips.

The Huskers have one of the best offenses, if not the best, in the conference. Defensively, they just shut down perhaps the best offense the will see the rest of the year. If they play the way they did Saturday, the Blackshirts will back in full force and must be reckoned with.

WIth an underperforming conference, the Huskers could take a detour through Indianapolis on their way to Pasadena.

Paul Troupe is the lead writer for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and San Antonio Spurs, while covering many major sports for RantSports. You can follow him on Twitter @gamin4HIM

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