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11.30.2009 / The Huskers Battle Kansas to Keep Their Big 12 North Goal Alive. Posting by Greg Sharpe, The Voice of the Huskers

What a night, what a game! Saturday was an amazing night for Husker Nation as Nebraska pulled out a big win against the Oklahoma Sooners 10-3. The defense was spectacular, keeping OU from scoring a touchdown for the first time since 1998.

"The Husker's haven't won in Lawrence since 2004 and they'll have to play well Saturday to change that."

The win was the highlight of Bo Pelini's brief career at Nebraska, but now it is on to this week and the Kansas Jayhawks. KU has hit the skids. The Hawks have lost their last four games and their hopes of winning a division title are gone. Kansas was picked to finish second in the division behind the Cornhuskers when the season began and their fans were pointing to this week’s game as the showdown for the division title.

Saturday will be the Hawks senior day and the final home game for players like quarterback Todd Reesing and wide receiver Kerry Meier. That tandem has won a lot of football games in Lawrence including an Orange Bowl crown two years ago. Turnovers have been killing the Kansas offense. They had three of them last week in their loss to Kansas State. Over the last three weeks many of the mistakes by the Jayhawk offense have been turned in by Reesing. The veteran signal caller has had a magical career in Lawrence, but it seems to have turned lately.

Defensively KU has shown improvement in recent weeks, but without the offense producing as expected it has resulted in four consecutive losses. Nebraska will have to try to forget about the win over Oklahoma and get ready for Kansas which I’m sure will be fired up to end their losing skid and send their seniors out on a winning note. The Huskers haven’t won in Lawrence since 2004 and they’ll have to play well Saturday to change that.

Go Big Red!

What are your thoughts about this week’s game? Do you think the Huskers still have a shot at the Big 12 North? Join in.

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