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10.20.2010 / The Huskers are up against a talented OSU team. Posting by Greg Sharpe, The Voice of the Huskers.

Life moves on. That should be the theme around Nebraska this week after the Cornhuskers lost to Texas last Saturday. I know that Husker fans are in pain this week and that is fine. When you invest in something and it does not play out you should feel the loss.

"The Huskers need to forget about the Longhorns in a hurry because Oklahoma State has a very good team."

But the season has a long way to go and as Bo Pelini said after the game on Saturday all of the goals that the Huskers have are still out there. 

The Huskers need to forget about the Longhorns in a hurry because Oklahoma State has a very good team. The Cowboys are undefeated and ranked in the Top 20. OSU has a dynamic offense and an improving defense. The Pokes are coming off a 34-17 win over Texas Tech last weekend in Lubbock. They are coming off of back-to-back road wins and now return to Boone Pickens Stadium to face NU. 

OSU has a 27 year old quarterback. Yes 27 years old. Brandon Weeden played minor league baseball out of high school and then decided to give up that sport and give college football a try. Weeden has already thrown for nearly 2000 yards. He has a talented group of receivers lead by Justin Blackmon who has already caught 12 touchdown passes on the year. What makes OSU so tough to stop is that they can also run the ball. Kendall Hunter, who was an all conference back two years ago has returned from an injury plague 2009 and rushed for over 800 yards in the first six weeks. 

Defensively the Cowboys have been pushed around by their opponents. They are currently ranked 92nd in the country in total defense but they are coming off of game in which they just surrendered 17 points to Texas Tech, who has a very good offense.
 
This week will really test the toughness of the Huskers both mentally and physically. OSU is talented enough to push NU and we’ll see how the Big Red handles the emotional loss from last week. You can expect a close game on Saturday and the potential is there for a lot of points to be put on the board. Here’s to hoping for a nice bounce back from the Huskers. 

Can the Husker bounce back from their loss to Texas? Any game predictions? Come on Huskers fans, post your comments NOW!

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