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11.18.2011 / The Huskers head to the Big House to face a tough Michigan team. Posting by Greg Sharpe, The Voice of the Huskers.

Last week was a proud moment for the Huskers. The trip to Penn State was an emotionally difficult one. Add in the fact that the Nittany Lions are a good football team made the Huskers win an impressive one. This week the Huskers get back into division play with a trip to Ann Arbor to face the Michigan Wolverines.

"If they can avoid turnovers and limit big plays they will have a chance to pull off a first in school history."

Both teams are 8-2 on the year and both teams are 4-2 in Big 10 action. The biggest difference between the two is that Nebraska owns a victory over the first place Spartans of Michigan State while Michigan lost to their in-state rival.

Michigan, under first year head coach Brady Hoke, has drastically improved on defense from a year ago. The Wolverines are seventh in the country in scoring defense only allowing 15 points per game. Hoke hired a veteran staff including defensive coordinator Greg Mattison. The most remarkable stat for Michigan on defense is that they have recovered 16 fumbles on the year. For comparison sake, Nebraska has recovered seven.
 
The Wolverines offense is lead by fleet footed quarterback Denard Robinson. The junior signal caller has rushed for 12 touchdowns on the season while throwing for 13.   Robinson has had trouble with interceptions, he has tossed 13 to the opposition in 2011. Robinson has found some help of late in tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint. He is coming off a 192 yard rushing effort against Illinois last Saturday that included a 59 yard touchdown run. Michigan will also use sophomore quarterback Devin Gardner as well. It allows Robinson to split out wide or come out of the game altogether.
 
This was the stretch that the Huskers knew would determine what kind of season they would have.  Having already won in Happy Valley, NU will try to win back-to-back road games against ranked opponents for the first time in school history.  

If they can avoid turnovers and limit Michigan’s big plays they’ll have a chance to pull off a first in school history.  

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