11.24.2010 / The Huskers take on CU for the Big 12 North Championship. Posting by Greg Sharpe, The Voice of the Huskers

Last Saturday was disappointing on many fronts for Husker fans, but that was last weekend and now the full attention needs to be transferred to the Colorado Buffaloes. The Huskers need a victory on Friday in order to win the north and play for a Big 12 Championship in Texas next week.

"I would expect the Huskers to also be fired up and to take out some frustration from the last game."

Colorado has found their groove after dismissing Dan Hawkins as their coach two weeks ago. The Buffaloes are coming off of back to back wins over Iowa State and K-State. The interesting part of the Hawkins dismissal is that his son Cody, the team’s quarterback, has played very well the last two weeks. 

The Buffaloes have a balanced offensive attack led in part by running back Rodney Stewart who dashed for nearly 200 yards against Kansas State. The strength of CU’s offense is their line. It is led by tackle Nate Solder. The 6-9 senior is a finalist for the Outland Trophy given each year to the top lineman in college football.
Colorado has had trouble stopping teams, witness the 36 points that K-State tallied last week. The question of the week is whether CU will have to face Taylor Martinez. The Husker signal caller is not only suffering from a bad ankle but also from turf toe which can be very painful. 

Like the Iowa State game earlier this month, it could be up to Cody Green to get the job done against the Buffaloes on offense. Despite CU’s talent on offense it’s hard to imagine the Blackshirts getting pushed around.  

This game will be the final Big 12 Regular Season contest for both schools and with CU trying to become bowl eligible expect a great effort from Colorado. I would expect the Huskers to also be fired up and to take out some frustration from the last game. Should be fun…

Happy Thanksgiving and Go Big Red!!!

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

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