@NoNothing: "You are looking live ..."
@Steve: I think that is a very realistic outlook. I don't want to diminish Nebraska's win at all. It was a momentum-builder. But Oregon did look pretty ordinary, especially with its best player watching with a towel on his head.
@BojiHusker: Hey, Boji. Great to hear from you. I think Ross Dzuris has to top the list of most surprising defensive players. He just keeps making plays. Same goes for Kieron Williams. Both of those guys are in their first season as full-time starters, and they are doing much more than holding their own. I think Freedom is playing OK. I don't think he's getting doubled all that much.
@Aaron: Oregon hits that edge as quickly as anybody you'll see -- certainly faster than Northwestern will hit it. Not sure about Indiana. Things is, Oregon ran inside well and outside well. The Ducks averaged 7.1 per carry. If Nebraska would've lost, we would be spending a lot of time this week breaking down the Husker run defense and how NU approaches it in practice, etc.
@BojiHusker: Nothing new on the injury front that I know of. I will be surprised if Brandon Reilly returns this week. Last I heard, he's shooting for the Oct. 1 Illinois game in Lincoln.
@Nish500: I don't think Nebraska is different than most fan bases in that regard. Quarterback is a tough gig in most any high-profile program.
@Pipeline: This week will mark the fourth game of his four-game suspension.
@Pipeline: I know the series to which you refer. Tommy Armstrong ran the ball to the right on first down, picking up a yard. He then threw two straight incomplete passes. It's very possible that second-and-9 led to the play-calls. If you look, Langsdorf went right back to Ozigbo on the next series.
@Tim: I think Riley and his staff are doing an excellent job of conveying the "move-on" message. It was clear during the Monday news conference that players are being told to move forward quickly. In fact, Mark Banker, right after Saturday's game, was talking about it. In our preseason edition, I picked Northwestern to win this game. But that was before the Wildcats' two losses to begin the season. I really like Nebraska's chances to win.
@SiliconValleyHusker: I was somewhat startled by Oregon's lack of discipline.
@Pipeline: I definitely think Nebraska should be concerned any time anyone runs for 336 yards and averages 7.1 per carry -- especially considering the absence of Royce Freeman for all but a couple series.
@Pipeline: BC has been hitting the gym pretty hard lately. I've been hitting Carlos O'Kelly's pretty hard. So, you figure it out. ;)
@SteveUofN1964: Good point.
@Blaze: I'll have to watch for that in the next game.
@TerryinIA: Great question. I think it worked well at times in the first two games, especially with Alonzo Moore running it. I think his shoulder injury perhaps precluded him from running it against Oregon. Brandon Reilly, who was sidelined Saturday, also runs that play well. It's interesting that De'Mornay Pierson-El hasn't had all that much success running the play. He seems a natural for it.
@SteveUofN1964: For some reason, I'm not worried about Nebraska resting on its laurels. One reason is this: Northwestern 30, Nebraska 28.
@Steve: Thank you, Steve, for pointing out the incredible atmosphere Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Wow. I had one student tell me he thought the atmosphere was better than even the 2014 Miami game in Lincoln. That's saying a mouthful. As for next season in Autzen, my answer would be dependent on how many games Oregon wins this year. Remember, the Ducks this season had a 110-game sellout streak snapped.
@BojiHusker: I personally don't think he's all the way back physically and confidence-wise. But I think that return could expedite the full return of his confidence.
@Patrick: Great point by you. And I've felt all along that the trip to Indiana is fraught with danger.
@NoNothing: I don't think "overrated" is the right word. I think voters have a healthy respect for the Florida State program. If there is some voter confusion over that particular result, I guess I would understand.
@NewportRed: Nebraska allowed seven plays of 20 yards or more against Oregon. That's an OK number. Not great. Things is, the Ducks' longest pass play was only 25 yards. Banker has to be pleased about that. As for the previous two games, Nebraska has been excellent as far as reducing opponents' big plays, though I don't have an exact number.
@NewportRed: I would be shocked if Ozigbo isn't the starter going forward. But I do like the Ozigbo-Newby combination because it's obviously a good change of pace.