Ohio State versus Nebraska: Week 10 Enemy Territory Preview

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Ohio State versus Nebraska: Week 10 Enemy Territory Preview

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Ohio State versus Nebraska: Week 10 Enemy Territory Preview


The Buckeyes return to action this week after an open week in week 9. Here’s everything that you need to know about this week’s opponent: the Nebraska Cornhuskers.


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Nebraska Record

(2-6); Last Week: Demolished Bethune-Cookman 45-9

All-Time Vitals

Record: 895-386-40, No. 9 All-Time
National Championships: Five (1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, 1997)
Conference Championships: 46, No. 2 All-Time
Bowl Games:  53, No. 4 All-Time
Bowl Record: 26-27, No. 43 All-Time
Consensus All-Americans: 54, No. 8 All-Time
Heisman Winners: Three – Johnny Rodgers (1972), Mike Rozier (1983), Eric Crouch (2001)
NFL Draft Picks: 359, No. 6 All-Time

Best All-Time Season

1971 – This is easily the most difficult choice I’ve made this season. Nebraska has won five national championships and had a number of other great teams that finished in the top five.

With that said, I selected the 1971 edition. Bob Devaney’s squad excelled in all aspects of the game, finishing third in the nation in scoring offense (39.0 ppg) and second in scoring defense (8 ppg). On special teams, ankle-breaking returner Johnny Rodgers forced teams to kick the ball away from him at all times.

The Huskers destroyed almost everyone on their schedule that season, winning 12 of 13 contests by double digits. That total includes decisive wins over No. 3 Colorado (31-7) and No. 4 Alabama (38-6).

Best Player Of All-Time

Tommie Frazier, QB, 1995 –  Frazier was the most explosive player that I’ve ever seen at any level of football. It didn’t matter what the situation was, if he had the ball in his hands, you knew that Nebraska had a chance to punch it into the end zone.

Finally back at full-strength in 1995 (a blood clot sidelined him in 1994), Frazier showed the entire college football world how dangerous he was. He ran Tom Osborne’s triple-option to perfection, rushing for 803 yards and 16 touchdowns with an impressive 7.1 yards per carry. Yet, he also excelled throwing the ball, throwing for 1,467 yards and 18 touchdowns.

In addition, he also had one of the greatest runs in college football history, as shown above.

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