And after what I saw sitting in my easy chair in my man cave sipping a brewski in far off tv land, I'm kind of with you on your observation. However, this is the second week in a row we have removed a team from the undefeated ranks with a third opportunity to do the same this week. And as Lovie was saying in his post game presser, he is choosing to accentuate the positive this week.After what we say in person at the UCONN game, I'm expecting another one too close for comfort. Didn't really breathe a sigh of relief yesterday until after time expired.
Correction to my original post below: I looked up NCAA stats and the Illini rush defense is actually #17 at 1.68 yards/rush allowed and tied for #25 with 64 yards rushing allowed per game. The stats presented in the link are confusing. Still, great improvement by the Illini rush defense.Some interesting stats on this site, but o/u not yet available.
|EMU||Value (rank)||Value (rank)||ILL|
|Rush Play %||60.34% (#21)||48.91% (#52)||Opp Rush Play %|
|Yards/Rush||2.9 (#76)||1.1 (#2)||Opp Yards/Rush|
|Rushes/Game||17.5 (#91)||33.5 (#74)||Opp Rushes/Game|
|Rush Yards/Game||51.5 (#88)||37.0 (#24)||Opp Rush Yards/Game|
If Corbin and our safeties are back - I am good with this. Home is home and I think our first away game is always going to cause concern and then with Corbin out - yikes. Have to believe UConn played above themselves yesterday given all the comments and their Frosh QB actually gave them a spark (along with his turnovers).
we didnt sell beer last year!!I love the mindset here, but even Penn State last year wasn't close to a sell out, at least from actual attendance.
Got me thinking, would Nebraska being undefeated going into this game draw a bigger crowd locally or the fact that they already lost so its increases the possibility of winning the game draw more people? Just a thought