"Never thought about throwing it the last series,.....

mountainmann

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Yes.....yes......yes.....I am being portrayed as an 'ignant'. The game was lost when they played the "make them use their timeouts" strategy. Those runs netted 1 yard per carry. It was obvious that they weren't playing to win the game by getting a 1st down.

The bigger picture....this was another failed attempt at clock management. That is on the coaches. This is very troubling.
 

RealHusker

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The end of the Illinois game is completely different than the Wisconsin game. It doesn't matter whether every fan understands it. Mike Riley needs to understand it.

It's simple. The primary goal in the Illinois game should have been to keep the clock running. Gaining a first down there is a secondary concern. Failing to gain a first down but keeping the clock running against Illinois still means NU has a 99.9% chance of winning.

Against Wisconsin, gaining a first down should have been the primary goal. Instead, it appeared NU's primary goal was to force Wisconsin to burn their 3 timeouts. NU accomplished that goal - giving UW the ball back with a little more than a minute left and no timeouts. Had NU thrown the ball and it fell incomplete, UW would have gotten the ball back with a little more than a minute left and 1 timeout. Having 0 timeouts vs. 1 timeout when you are getting the ball in good field position, with the wind, with more than a minute left, needing only a FG to win is an inconvenience - not an insurmountable obstacle. Not getting the ball back would have been an insurmountable obstacle for UW.

So once again, Nebraska made poor choices at the end of the game which cost them a victory. The current Nebraska team owns those choices.
 
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mountainmann

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The end of the Illinois game is completely different than the Wisconsin game. It doesn't matter whether every fan understands it. Mike Riley needs to understand it.

It's simple. The primary goal in the Illinois game should have been to keep the clock running. Gaining a first down there is a secondary concern. Failing to gain a first down but keeping the clock running against Illinois still means NU has a 99.9% chance of winning.

Against Wisconsin, gaining a first down should have been the primary goal. Instead, it appeared NU's primary goal was to force Wisconsin to burn their 3 timeouts. NU accomplished that goal - giving UW the ball back with a little more than a minute left and no timeouts. Had NU thrown the ball and it fell incomplete, UW would have gotten the ball back with a little more than a minute left and 1 timeout. Having 0 timeouts vs. 1 timeout when you are getting the ball in good field position, with the wind, with more than a minute left, needing only a FG to win is an inconvenience - not an insurmountable obstacle. Not getting the ball back would have been an insurmountable obstacle for UW.

So once again, Nebraska made poor choices at the end of the game which cost them a victory. The current Nebraska team owns those choices.


Real Husker,


Pls stop.....You are making too much sense.