12.01.2009 / The Sooners are Coming to Town. Posting by Greg Sharpe, The Voice of the Huskers

Husker fans can breathe again after NU stopped a two game losing streak by beating Baylor on Saturday. Now while it was not pretty, you do not ever have to apologize for a win.

"Much like Nebraska, OU has struggled on offense after losing Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford."

Now the Huskers face a real challenge with the Oklahoma Sooners. Bob Stoops’ bunch has already lost three games but their defense is amazing. Much like Nebraska, OU has struggled on offense after losing Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford. Landry Jones has been getting better running OU’s offense and appears to have settled down the uncertainty of that group.

On paper this should be a real defensive battle between the two big reds. After starting his first game last Saturday in Waco, Cody Green should be more relaxed this week. His bigger problem will be that OU defense, which is among the best in the country. This OU team will be by far the most athletic team that the Huskers have faced this year and trying to stay with the speed of OU will cause some problems.

Nebraska will need to rely on the Blackshirt defense to force some turnovers and give the ball to the offense with good field position. In order for the Huskers to pull off the upset, they will need to force turnovers and play error free on the offensive side of the ball. Bo Pelini would like nothing better than a game that stays in the teens on Saturday night.

Go Big Red!

What are your thoughts about this week’s game? Can the Husker beat the Sooners?

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