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09.23.2011 / The Huskers hit the road to tangle with an undefeated Wyoming team. Posting by Greg Sharpe, The Voice of the Huskers.

Husker fans it is time to pack the bags and head out on the road. After taking care of the Washington Huskies last week the Huskers hit the road this week to tangle with the Cowboys of Wyoming. NU put together their most impressive offensive performance of the year last week scoring 51 points against the Huskies.

"The defense should be helped this week by the return of Alfonzo Dennard."

Now while the offense was smiling the defense was grumbling about surrendering 38 points in the victory.  That is back to back weeks of watching the opposition move the football against the Blackshirts.  The defense should be helped this week by the return of Alfonzo Dennard.  The senior corner has been sidelined with a leg injury but has returned to the practice field this week.

The Cowboys are undefeated after three weeks.  They won in dramatic fashion last week blocking a point after try in the final seconds to beat Bowling Green 28-27 on the road.   The Cowboys are coached by Dave Christensen a former assistant at Missouri and he runs the spread attack that Husker fans have seen from Mizzou in recent years.
 
Running the attack for the Cowboys is freshman quarterback Brett Smith.   The signal caller hails from Oregon and has thrown five touchdown passes while being picked off three times.  Look for the Huskers to send a variety of pressures toward this young quarterback.
 
Wyoming has also had success in running the ball the first three weeks averaging over 200 yards per game.  They have three backs that have already gained 100 yards on the season.

The Cowboys have been opportunistic in regards to turnovers.  After three games Wyoming is plus five in that very important category.   Nebraska is a big favorite in this game and taking care of the ball is the one key to this game.  If the Huskers avoid a big turnover day they should be in good shape in Laramie.  

The Cowboys play in War Memorial Stadium which only seats 30,000 and with Nebraska’s rabid western Nebraska fans you can expect at least half of the seats in the stadium to be wearing red.   Look for a tight game early but for NU to pull away in the second half.  Go Big Red!!

What’s your prediction on the score? Come on Huskers fans, let us know what you think.

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