Nebraska Cornhuskers Football 2014 News and Updates
2/4/14 - Toting an experienced and offensively strong team, headed by QB Taylor Martinez and RB Ameer Abdullah, the Nebraska Cornhuskers entered last year favored to compete in their first Big Ten Championship. Although they scored a trip to the Gator Bowl (defeating Georgia), Nebraska really did need a better defense "to win championships," as they ultimately finished 9-4 (5-3 Big Ten), winding up #25 at the end of the year. The Cornhuskers will look to improve upon last season and proved they're in it to win it with big moves this offseason. Head coach Bo Pelini and the Big Red had a stellar weekend, adding six more recruits to their loaded class of 26; including Kendall Bussey and Blake McClain (Tulane and Florida State decommitments) who will join 4-stars DB Eric Lee and safety Avery Anderson. The additions add some flair to the No. 34 ranked class, ranked No.5 in the Big Ten. Senior OG Spencer Long is entering an NFL Draft that is laden with OT talent, while former Cornhusker cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, is already drawing comparisons to Seattle’s Richard Sherman as he makes his way to the pros.
10/30/13 - The Cornhuskers will face Big Ten Legends opponents in four of their last five games. First Nebraska will look to rebound against Northwestern after falling to Minnesota last weekend. The Huskers hope to have Senior QB Taylor Martinez back after he suffered a hip pointer in the loss. Three consecutive wins could flip the Big Ten standings upside down, even knocking Michigan and Michigan State out of the top 25, and perhaps, saving Bo Pelini’s job. It wouldn’t be the team’s first game without their starting QB, however; Martinez missed three games this season while rehabilitating a foot injury. In his absence, Nebraska won behind Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong who completed 66.3 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and one interception. The Cornhuskers regular season finale at Memorial Stadium-NE against Iowa is the most expensive game remaining on their home schedule, Nebraska Cornhuskers Football tickets start at $83.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Football
After two years in the Big Ten, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have quickly established themselves as a B1G force to be reckoned with. In their first season in the Big Ten’s Legends Division, the Huskers finished third with a 9-4 record; they followed that last year with a Legends Division championship and a solid 10-4 record. Unfortunately for Husker fans, though, the Big Red were sent to the Capital One Bowl
and lost both times. The Huskers have historically had a strong running game, and last year was no exception; their 253.4 yards per game averaged on the ground was eighth in the nation among Football Bowl Subdivision schools. Leading rusher Ameer Abdullah returns for his junior season, as does senior quarterback Taylor Martinez. When Martinez needs to throw the ball, his leading receiver, junior Kenny Bell also returns; Bell will be joined by fellow wideouts Quincy Enunwa, a senior; and junior Jamal Turner.
Defensively, though, the Cornhuskers will have to replace a number of players — of the front seven defensive starters, only one player returns, defensive end Jason Ankrah; and the linebacking corps will be decidedly a young unit, as several slots on the depth chart were held by now-departed seniors. It is said that on game days, Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium becomes the third largest “city” in the state, and all those fans of the Huskers will be expecting to make a return trip to the Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis in December 2013.
Nebraska's season opens with games against Wyoming on August 31st and SMU on September 7th, but the first true test on the 2013 Huskers football schedule will be UCLA Bruins Football on September 14th. Last season, UCLA surprised Nebraska in a 36-30 win in Los Angeles. UCLA vs. Nebraska football tickets start at $102 in the lower end zones, with premium seats along the Nebraska sideline reaching $400. Big Ten football teams visiting Lincoln this season include Illinois Fighting Illini Football, Iowa Hawkeyes Football, Michigan State Spartans Football, and Northwestern Wildcats Football. Of the four, Northwestern vs. Nebraska tickets have the cheapest get-in price at $50. Iowa vs. Nebraska football tickets — $36 more per ticket — are the most expensive of the home conference games. Nebraska football fans who want to catch the action at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, without breaking the bank, will find cheap Huskers football tickets for the game versus Southern Methodist in September.