11.10.2010 / It is Homecoming for Turner Gill as the Jayhawks come to Lincoln. Posting by Greg Sharpe, The Voice of the Huskers

Did your heart skip a beat last Saturday? Mine did. What a game in Ames for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and what a win. The Cornhusker escape kept this year in positive ground.

"With Missouri losing in Lubbock, it almost assures the Big Red of the north division title."

NU improved to 8-1 with the 31-30 win over Iowa State and coupled with Missouri’s loss in Lubbock almost assures the Big Red of the north division title. Now here come the Jayhawks. After a miraculous fourth quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes in which KU scored 35 points and notching Turner Gill’s first conference victory the Hawks are set to visit Lincoln on Saturday night.

It will be the homecoming for a Nebraska hero in Turner Gill. Twice passed over for the head coaching position at NU, Gill is wrapping up his first year in Lawrence. It has been a bumpy start to his tenure at KU. The Jayhawks are only 3-6 under their first year boss. The Hawks have had injury problems at the quarterback spot with junior college transfer Quinn Mecham taking over the reigns the last two weeks.

Mecham completed all 12 passes he threw during the second half rally for the Hawks against Colorado. KU has drastically changed the offense from what Mark Mangino ran during his head coaching days in Lawrence and the results have been mixed.
The defense for Kansas has had a miserable time stopping opponents. Four of the five Big 12 foes that KU has faced have scored over 40 points against the Jayhawk defense. I’d look for the Huskers to add to that total this week. 

I’d be surprised if Taylor Martinez doesn’t play this week. He was very close to getting enough mobility back with that ankle injury to play last Saturday. With another week to heel look for number three to be back on the field and for the Huskers to beat the Jayhawks this Saturday in Lincoln.

Go Big Red!

Any predictions for the game this weekend?  Come on Huskers fans, post your comments NOW!

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