Saturday, September 26, 2015

Huskers hang on to beat Southern Mississppi

September 26, 2015 Lincoln, NE:  On a beautiful fall day in front of another sellout crowd of 89,899 fans the Nebraska Cornhuskers improved their record to 2-2 under new head coach Mike Riley by defeating non-conference opponent Southern Mississippi.

Nebraska lead at halftime 22-0 and maintained their 22 point lead at the end of 3 quarters after exchanging touchdowns with the Golden Eagles.  Southern Mississippi scored 21 points in the 4th quarter but came up short even after finishing the game with 447 passing yards.  The Blackshirts limited their opponent to just 11 total yards rushing.

Nebraska takes on Big Ten opponent Illinois next Saturday.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Woodmen Tower Lit as Blue

The Woodmen Tower was lit over blue from September 18-20 in downtown Omaha to represent Creighton's home game.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Hail Mary!

On September 5, 2015 a sell out crowd of 89,959 packed Memorial Stadium to watch the Mike Riley era begin.  On field temps were 100+ degrees and were similar in the stands.
It had the appearance of a Nebraska come back victory after being down 24-14 at the half until BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum dropped back to pass and launched his game winning 42 yd. Hail Mary to teammate receiver Mitch Matthews. The Nebraska players and crowd were stunned. Only the BYU faithful were heard cheering in the SW corner of the stadium.
BYU defeated Nebraska 33-28.

This photo was shot from the north end zone 110 yds away. (400mm, ISO 400, f/4.0, 1/1000)