The Nebraska Cornhuskers were at the center of the college football universe this summer, as they turned the Big 12 Conference on it’s ear and bolted for the Big 10 Conference. Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini knows his team has a target on it’s back for what transpired in the off season but he has fielded one of the best Nebraska Cornhusker teams in years.
Gone is Mr Everything, Ndamukong Suh but in his place is a cohesive defensive unit, that will strive to live up to Suh’s work ethic and live up to the expectations of the media. The media is in love with this years version of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and they are all picking Nebraska to win the Big 12 North easily. Then there are expectatiosn of a win in the Big 12 Conference Championship over Texas or Oklahoma. The good thing for Nebraska and coach Bo Pelini, is that Oklahoma and Texas are both down some as the season begins.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Offensive Stars Return for 2010 Big 12 Conference Run
The Nebraska Cornhuskers return their 1,000 yard rusher Roy Helu Jr and also their electrifying wide receiver Niles Paul. Zac Lee will return with another year to his credit as the starting quarterback and the progress he made towards the end of the year makes the offensive side of the ball, that more confident.
Zac Lee will have five games under his belt when he faces the smothering defense of the Texas Longhorns on October 16th. A date both teams have no doubt circled on their calendars. Lee will either come out of the Texas game looking like a world beater or he will be a broken man. The game will be held in the Nebraska Cornhuskers Memorial Stadium and if they drop the crucial home game, it will crush their hopes for a BCS title game.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Defense Will Miss Suh but Will Step Up to Challenge
The Nebraska Cornhuskers can’t replace Ndamukong Suh but they do have plenty of depth on defense and they should be in good shape defensively for the 2010 Big 12 Conference season. The Nebraska defensive line still returns two key defensive lineman. Jared Crick and Pierre Allen are both up to the challenge of keeping their pass rush as daunting as it was last season.
Nebraska is deep up the middle on defense also. Eric Martin and Will Compton are both sophomores and will be big contributors on defense up the middle as two of the hardest hitting linebackers in the Big 12 Conference. Cornerback Prince Amukamara is a promising NFL prospect on the outside that could see a lot of pub as the year progresses.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Are a Favorite in Las Vegas
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a 10-1 shot to win the BCS National Championship Title and their over/under win totals have been set at 10 wins by the Las Vegas Hilton Superbook. This could be Bo Pelini’s best chance to make a run at the BCS National Championship with only Texas and the Big 12 South Champion standing in his way. Look for the Nebraska Cornhuskers to surprise no one in their final Big 12 Conference season.
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