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CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:27 pm
 
Week 1: #22 Nebraska vs #15 Texas

Welcome to the official start of the 2013 season Husker fans! Earlier this weekend we saw a great game between Virginia Tech and Alabama in the Chik-fil-a Kickoff Classic. But nobody in the midwest was nearly as interested in that as they were in how Nebraska and Texas would trade blows on the field.  The former Big 12 rivalry did not end so nicely. And thankfully there was no bullshit officiating crew conspiring against the Huskers as both leagues agreed to allow a non-conference crew of AAC officials call the game.  Details of the thrilling game follow with highlights and more. We here at Corn Nation think we speak for everyone when we say, "FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL!"

First Quarter
Nebraska sprinted out of the gates losing the toss and receiving to start the game. Texas was geared in to stop the run against Nebraska which they did successfully as neither Taylor Martinez, nor Ameer Abdullah could find any space to run with. However, Martinez was nearly perfect through the air early finding Kenny Bell early. From the 28 yard line Martinez found Abdullah down the middle of the field. Nebraska's receivers alertly turned and blocked any orange jersey they could find and all it took was one cut for Abdullah to get upsfield and score untouched.

Second Quarter
Nebraska and Texas traded turnovers in the 2nd quarter. Texas converted one such turnover into a FG midway through the quarter. Nebraska got the ball late in the half to drive down the field. With a handoff to Abdullah, Nebraska found the end zone inside the final miute to go up 14-7 at half.

Third Quarter
The start of the second half was all Texas. Nebraska started to crumble as Jonathan Gray abused the Nebraska defense on the ground and through the air.  Two Texas TDs and one sole response from Nebraska made it 21-17 heading into the 4th Quarter.
Fourth Quarter
Again the team traded turnovers in the 4th. With 2 minutes remaining, Nebraska finally found some more points to keep Texas at bay. Mauro Bondi booted a 33 yarder to go up 7.  Texas would answer though. Jaxon Shipley would streak down the sidelines past Sophomore Jonathan Rose. David Ash would loft it deep and Rose would cluelessly run right past Shipley and the ball. The play would set up a 15 yard pass in much the same fashion. Both SS Harvey Jackson, and CB Ciante Evans would fail to make a play on the ball, and All-American Mike Davis would cradle a soft pass for a TD to tie the game.
With 40 seconds left, Taylor Martinez engineered a beautiful drive down the field hitting 4 different targets and setting up a game winning 47 yard field goal as time expired. Sploosh all over Texas fans Nebraska. That was a beauty.

Final Score
Nebraska 27
Texas 24

Player of the Game
RB Ameer Abdullah
The young RB would come up 5 yards short of the century mark, but he did score 2 of the team's 3 TD passes. The running game was slow going early, but Ameer kept patient finding an opening on a major run for 53 yards before being dragged down from behind.

Play of the Game
Tip Drill! Andrew Green alertly dove for a deflected pass snaring it an inch off the ground. Beautiful.

Week 2
Nebraska gets to host CoLOLrado at Memorial Stadium for a warm up before looking to get revenge on UCLA for the embarrassment a season ago.
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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:11 am
Week 1 Replay:
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Week 2: Colorado vs Nebraska

on Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:16 pm
CoLOLrado Video RecapNebraska 

CoLOLrado Written RecapNebraska 
Co-LOL-rado gets stomped.


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Week 3: UCLA vs Nebraska

on Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:16 pm
Ken and I squared off. The early part of the game had the makings for a classic shootout. We each had answers for whatever we could throw to each other.  The scoring guide shows:
Nebraska
UCLA
Nebraska
UCLA
Nebraska
UCLA
Nebraska
4th quarter was then all Nebraska...
With that being said, Ken had two incredibly awesome scoring plays. On a play-action bootleg, he had stud QB Brett Hundley running towards the pylon with a WR dragging in the end zone. My CPU defender "got lost" somewhere and it left me usering in no mans land and I didn't choose whether to attack or slack off. Easy TD toss. The other was a sweet QB draw that had some fancy pre-snap motion that caught me off guard and had me guessing what was happening before I realized Hundley had waltzed into the end zone.

Nebraska scored on every drive they had the ball until they could bring out the victory formation. 

Final Score
UCLA 21
Nebraska 41
Player of the Game
QB Taylor Martinez
UCLA had no answer for the Senior QB. Hopefully Heisman voters took notice on the national stage.
QB Rating 237.1 on 17/18 passing for 188 yards and 3 TDs. 14 Carries for 115 yards and 1 TD.

The Huskers get to travel to Vanderbilt next week for some SEC competition. Will they be putting a Top 10 ranking on the line?

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Week 4: Vanderbilt vs Nebraska

on Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:18 pm
Nebraska Nebraska Triumphant in Nashville Vanderbilt  
Superman? Nah, just Jamal Turner.
The Cornhuskers went on the road for the second time this season. Toppling the Commodores, can the team crack the Top 10, with a 4-0 record?
Taylor Martinez was not a Heisman caliber QB on the day, but he was near unstoppable. The Commodores gambled time and again taking away Martinez' first option in the running and passing game. The lone turnover in the game was an athletic play by a Vanderbilt LB who abandoned the deep zone to jump a shallow drag route, but was still able to rise up and elevate to snag the pass intended for a receiver several yards behind him.
Vanderbilt QB Austyn Carta Samuels was incredible in the passing game. His pinpoint accuracy made Sophomore CB Jonathan Rose look silly to the point that coach Jeanneret had to bench him in favor of the seniors who had more game experience. The move dropped the big plays from Vanderbilt's passing offense, forcing Carta Samuels to check down to receivers short of the sticks ending drives.
Final Score
Nebraska 34
Vanderbilt 24


Nebraska gets a much needed week off as they prepare for their B1G slate. After the bye week, the Huskers will face Illinois. After a failed MACtion experiment, the powers that be righted the ship and hired Coach Brown who has the team off to an exciting 3-0 start. Maybe Illinois can have nice things after all?

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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:17 pm
Illinois Massacred Like Chief Illiniwek's Mascot Dreams Nebraska 
Nebraska played host to their Big Ten opening opponent Illinois. All Illinois did was blink before it was confirmed that no, Illinois is not allowed nice things.  Taylor Martinez was almost perfect on the day, strengthening his Heisman candidacy with strong showings on the ground and through the air. The Husker's Senior QB was responsible for 378 yards of total offense on only 21 plays, 9 runs and 12 passes. In the first half alone, Nebraska had put up 42 points and 350 yards of total offense before trying to call of the dogs. Martinez also is responsible for 6 TDs on the day, 3 through the air, and 3 on the ground. (Note: In user/user matchups, you still cannot Mass Sub your bench players).
Midway through the game, Coach Brown was lamenting on the lack of a true speedster at RB that could get to the edge of the defense, when bumbling, rumbling manchild Imani Cross did just that plodding his way down the sideline on a toss. The defense also came to play, sacking Scheelhaase 5 times and picking off both Scheelhaase and O'Toole a combined 3 times.  Hopefully the recruits in the stands took notice.
Final Score
Illinois 14
Nebraska 59
Next week, the Huskers have to travel to Purdue to face a Boilermakers squad infamous for spoiling top user teams in the AALoA. *cough* Buckeyes *cough* Will the Boilermakers find enough magic to topple a Husker team that's seeming gaining even more momentum as the season goes on?

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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:07 am
Wow.  Can anyone stop the Cornhuskers?  Will Nebraska still be undefeated heading into their end of the season matchup with Iowa?

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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:21 pm

Bobby Hale has decided to forgo waiting for his official visit to Lincoln. The dual-threat QB has committed to the Huskers this week out of the blue. Coach Jeanneret calls it a coup, which is providing him with a headache that almost any head coach in the nation would be willing to have. After Martinez leaves campus, Tommy Armstrong Jr will be a Redshirt Sophomore, Johnny Stanton will be a Redshirt Freshman, and Bobby Hale will arrive a True Freshman. All three will be vying for a starting gig, and the coach has made no promises to anybody. Just that the best player will start. Coach Jeanneret is open to everything, including a QB by committee if need be.
For all the latest in recruiting and Huskers news, stay tuned to CornNation.com.

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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:22 pm
NebraskaHuskers say PurDON'T Bang That Drum Purdue 
With Nebraska shooting up the rankings, expectations were high that the Huskers prove the critics right. With a new commit to impress, and a Senior QB racking up the Heisman buzz, the trip to Purdue had all the makings of a major trap game.  While most of the game wasn't pretty, Nebraska handled the adversity well, and it should only help them later in the season.
Jamal Turner was a mad man in the return game, opening the day with a 69 kick return. Nebraska couldn't capitalize and had to settle for 3. Taylor Martinez threw an early pick, and Purdue DT Gaston was unblockable on the afternoon. Nebraska pulled away in the 3rd Quarter. In the 4th Quarter, Purdue went on an incredible drive included converting 3 straight 4th down conversions to score a TD. Unbelievable.

Final
Nebraska 38
Purdue 21
Player of the Game
QB Taylor Martinez
3 TDs on the day with a decent rushing output and over 200 yards passing. The interception was ugly, and was likely a result of hearing Gaston's footsteps even though he didn't have pressure on the play.
Nebraska gets a Bye week to rest up and prepare for their gauntlet.

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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:51 pm


CB Travis Jenkins
Fort Stewart (GA)
Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven 
#17 CB
#504 Overall
Nebraska picked up the verbal from an unheralded recruit in the heart of SEC country last week. The last recruit from SEC country to lean towards the Crimson and Cream was Ameer Abdullah. We all know how that's turning out. Jenkins lacks top end speed, but has an elite first step to make breaks on the ball. If recruiting the CB position proves fruitful, Jenkins might be a guy who can take a redshirt and develop better coverage skills, but he's far from a project player.



In other recruiting news, sister SB Nation Blog Cowboy Altitude reports that one of the nations top offensive linemen, Rory Hubbard, has ended his recruiting early, stunning many larger programs to choose Dave Christensen's Why?-oming Cowboys. He must've had a helluva recruiting visit with the fat cow skanks on campus like this:

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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:43 pm
NebraskaSki-Uh-Mah? Ski-Ew-Nawww Minnesota 
Nebraska started slow, but built momentum in the 2nd Quarter to demolish the Golden Gooophers and avoid the NCAA Patch of increased difficulty upset curse experienced by other users. Martinez accounted for 4 TDs and Kenny Bell was huge picking up over 100 yards to keep the chains moving.  Minnesota RB Donnell Kirkwood Jr was a beast to handle, and Nebraska just barely kept him under 100 yards rushing on the day. All three Nebraska RBs also scored on the day.

FINAL SCORE
Nebraska 48
Minnesota 7

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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:10 pm
NebraskaSilence in the Big House Michigan 

Michigan rallies in the second half with 14 unanswered points to...come up just short. With three time outs, the Wolverines opted to kick it deep instead of going onside kick. The offensive surge of momentum did not carry over to the defense, and the Huskers could only hold on to their victory.  Game 1 of a 4, 5, or 6 game gauntlet (pending results) down. So much pressure awaits.

The Wolverines defense did a phenomenal job containing Taylor Martinez' running opportunities as the Heisman candidate totaled 60 yards on the ground. The QB also threw 2 picks in the first half, but was efficient overall with the ball taking advantage of the defense stacking defenders in the box to stop the run. Nebraska's defense on the other hand was a caged animal. Michigan was allowed to drive down the field time and time again. Only when backed up in the red zone did the Blackshirts gnash their teeth and force field goals. There was one fluke, long TD run allowed, and Devin Gardner's only TD pass came on 4th on long where the zone coverage decided to have three defenders chase the underneath route leaving the deep middle of the field wide open.

I now know what everyone was experiencing. The 2nd half was a slugfest of phantom clips, and super defensive plays to force the ball and reverse big gains. Phew.

FINAL SCORE
Nebraska 28
Michigan 23

The Gauntlet: Michigan -- Penn State (illmatic) -- Michigan State (Squirrel) -- Iowa -- Possibly B1G Championship (illmatic, Buckeye, Ani, Wisconsin) -- Possibly National Championship (Oklahoma still #1, what a dream matchup for the title)

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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:12 pm
MichiganStateDo You Believe in T-Magic?!Nebraska 
Nebraska survives a major scare from a Michigan State team with their hands on the Huskers' throats ready to squeeze. The two teams had a roller coaster of a game with big plays and bad luck going both ways.  After a strong showing in the first half, Michigan State ended Nebraska first second half drive and scored to extend their lead on a massive controversial call. MSU QB scrambles, meets defenders and the ball pops loose. MSU picks the ball up after it squeaks out from the scrum, and a TD is called despite the defender standing between the goalline and 1 yard line.  When things looked bleak, the Huskers found a way to get down the field and score again to draw within four.
The fourth quarter was exciting until the end. Down by 4, Nebraska ripped off a monster run on a basic HB Power with Ameer Abdullah who refused to go down, and refused to leave the field despite being gassed. The play led to a 25 yard TD pass where Martinez connected with Jamal Turner by dropping the pass over the coverage, but under the ball hawking safety who had been making life miserable for receivers all day long.  Now up 3, Nebraska forced a 4th and 2 with a little over 3 or 4 minutes in the game. AALOA rules forced the punt despite Coach Hunter's urge to go for it. But with three time outs, Sparty punted, and it led to Nebraska pushing down the field. Getting a few key stops, the Huskers faced 4th down, and the kicking team set up for a 53 yard field goal...CLANG off the cross bar, just short (left the meter a 1/4 inch off max or it'd be good) and MSU was still alive. One play into the game defining drive, Michigan State is down one, and freshman QB Damion Terry looks left to find MLB David Santos of Nebraska to end the game on an INT. Nebraska would kneel out the clock and breathe a sigh of relief.  Game 1 of the Gauntlet is down.

Final Score
MichiganState 28
Nebraska 31

MSU was doing everything in their might to stop Martinez from breaking big gains with his feet. The QB was near perfect through the air, with no picks and 2 TDs. All of his rushing yardage came on scrambles from the ferocious Spartan pass rush. Player of the Game is shared between Martinez and Abdullah.
Squirrel faced odd penalties at inopportune time, like multiple phantom facemasks. Both teams had ridiculous sticky glue coverage at times. Squirrel would complete passes throwing into coverage, I'd take sacks or almost throw picks. My coverage either covered great, despite giving up passes, or was nowhere to be found at times. Crazy stuff. Good game Squirrel.

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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:17 pm

J.J. Smith
Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven 
#5 CB (#165 in Nation)
Brecksville-Broadview Heights (OH)

The B-B Bees stud Cornerback boasts incredible athleticism (93 speed, 94 acceleration) and incredible awareness (88 Play Recognition, 89 Zone Coverage). The elite CB turned down 5 other B1G schools, including hometown heroes, the Buckeyes, as well as Alabama and Notre Dame.  J.J. will contend for an immediate starting job due to a mass exodus of graduating Seniors, or the nickelback job should he falter.

The good news was met with some poor news. Fellow CB target Jake Siegel decided to stay closer to home and commit to Florida, similar to how Johnny Manziel turned tail as soon as Marcus Mariota committed to Oregon. Scaredy cat.


  • Brad Golden once again appears to be leaning towards the Huskers after giving Iowa some love for the past few weeks after his Kinnick visit. Could the local give his word before even officially visiting Memorial Stadium?
  • One DE recruit isn't enough though. David Busch has dropped Illinois down a notch to list the Huskers on top.


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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:18 pm
NebraskaNebraska overcomes Curse of the Red ZonePenn State
Let's explain the headline. Nebraska was only able to manage a 50% success rate in the red zone on the day. There was just something about crossing the 20 yard line. An inopportune fumble, an interception, and a Taylor Martinez concussion that knocked him out of the game late all took place in the red zone.  Maybe that's just the curse of the dreaded snow game?

Penn State's offense was near unstoppable at moments cutting in the slipper snow with ease, while Husker players tripped among themselves trying to make cuts. And I've never seen so many screen passes. Seriously ill, how small is your playbook that the CPU can only run the same handful of plays in the same situation over and over?

Final Score
Nebraska 35
Penn State 24


Nebraska further survives the gauntlet in prime position for a title run. All that looms now is Iowa. And now there are questions about Taylor Martinez' health due to the concussion. Will he play? Will he be strong enough to lift the Heisman? What about the defense? Will they rebound from an abysmal showing? It's two weeks now that offenses have carved them up.  So much worry in the heartland.

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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:21 pm
IowaNebraska overcomes a sloppy start, rolls in 2nd HalfNebraska
"JEEZUS EFFING CHRIST!" The words echoed through Memorial Stadium as the Husker faithful sat silent, watching Nebraska's title hopes fall away with each Jake Rudock TD in the 2nd quarter.  After Corey Cooper failed to make any attempt at tackling the ball carrier, Coach Jeanneret singled out the defensive leader yelling at him to, "tackle these bastards like those whores you get locked up for backhanding late at night." The young Husker coach had never been seen swearing, stomping, and spitting like this, and made former coach, Bo Pelini look tame in comparison. After an official shouted to step back or face a sideline infraction or ejection, the Huskers were flagged for a phantom clipping call 50 yards away from the ball on the next play near the opposite sideline of a big pass that may have set up a late field goal to draw closer. Instead, Nebraska limped into the locker room down 21-10, and Iowa got the ball to start the 2nd half.

I don't look so bad now, do I?
The second half was a different monster all together. Coach Jeanneret's neck vain was noticeably less flared out. And the defense was able to make a few big plays. Iowa opened with the ball, but had to punt it. And in a span of 33 seconds, Nebraska was on top 24-21. Nebraska seemingly abandoned its run game.  Jamal Turner hauled in a 24 yard TD pass from Martinez catching the Safety in no-man's-land between Kenny Bell on the outside, and Turner inside. Then, on the ensuing drive, Sophomore transfer Jonathan Rose baited Jake Rudock into a bad throw as Nebraska called a zone blitz. Rose jumped the route and raced off to the end zone.  Iowa would fail to find the end zone in the second half, and Nebraska would extend the lead in the 4th quarter.

Also, David Santos made a ridiculous interception on a swatted ball to seal the game. Had Iowa decided to try, they could have challenged the ruling as the ball appeared it may have touched the turf before Santos secured the ball. Martinez was shut down on the ground on the day, but amassed 366 yards passing taking advantage of the stacked box.

FINAL SCORE
Iowa 24
Nebraska 34
Nebraska heads to Indianapolis. Can they cap the undefeated regular season with a conference championship or more?  After the game, reporters asked Coach Jeanneret about his comments to Corey Cooper. The questions were glanced off with the coach stating that emotions were running high on the field, and that the example used in that altercation was merely a misunderstanding. Cooper had just been playing Wii Tennis in the dorms, and his backhand connected in more ways than one. That's why they make wrist straps though, and he was taught to wrap it up. It got his attention though didn't it?

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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

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 DE Brad Golden
Seward, NE
#2 DE
#84 in nation overall
Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven 

The 2nd target on Nebraska's board has finally issued his commitment after Iowa flaunted the white flag. The local boy stays home, and will challenge from day one to replace the departing Jason Ankrah.


CB Jarred Douglas
Plymouth, NH
#19 CB
#574 in the nation overall
Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven 

Douglas is a tall, lanky CB at 6' 2" who boasts great speed, and excels at zone coverage. Depending on how the remaining CB targets pan out, Douglas can fill out depth, or redshirt to gain some muscle and work on his man coverage.


In other recruiting news:
LSU gets the commitment of ESPN150 recruit Eric Hodges. Nebraska came in a distant second, but coach Jeanneret refused to eat grass like Les Miles. The stupid action amused Hodges enough to get him to commit. Talk about the lengths recruits go to try and get a coach to jump for his attention.


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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:27 pm
BK_Buckeye wrote:Nebraska beats Ohio State in the B1G championship 28-17  (31-24 final)

Ameer Abdoulah player of the game.

B1G Champions? The lights went out out right before an OSU XP in the 4th quarter, Nebraska's head coach was nowhere to be found when they came back on.

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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

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Nebraska Cornhuskers. National Champions!Nebraska
The stage was set. Two-time AALoA Heisman Trophy winner Taylor Martinez' swan song was taking place at the Rose Bowl against a surprise three loss team in Notre Dame. Coach Kelly and Coach Jeanneret have a heated past dating back to a year before. Would tempers flare once again? Or would the teams play a great game, unlike Notre Dame's 2013 showing versus Alabama where Manti Te'o's girlfriend played better coverage than he did.
Notre Dame opened the game kicking.  On Nebraska's first drive, Ameer Abdullah took a play to the left, and gets lit up losing the ball, and maybe even consciousness.  ND LB Shembo scooped off the ball and raced to daylight. 7-0 ND.  Heisman Trophy winner Taylor Martinez, wanting to show off the passing skills in preparation for the NFL draft arm punted a ball deep down the seem for ND to pick it off. The Drunken Fighting Irish capitalized and Heisman Finalist GAIII ultimately plowed in from 1 yard. After 1 Quarter, ND was up 14-0.
Nebraska would quickly answer though, not wanting to fall behind too far. The offense would find a rhythm, Coach Jeanneret would restrain Heisman Trophy winner Taylor Martinez' new-found Rex Grossman-syndrome (release the dragon!) and All-American Ameer Abdullah (how's that for alliteration) would score from 2 yards out. Late in the half, Notre Dame would score again. This time kicking a 51 yard FG. Down 17-7, Heisman Trophy winner Taylor Martinez would engineer a two minute drive racing down the field before connecting with TE Jake Long from the 11 yard line. Halftime score, ND 17, UNL 14 and the Irish receiving to start the half.

ND would open up the 3rd quarter with a simple field goal. And Nebraska would take the ball, and promptly give it right back to ND on a stupid, stupid, stupid play by Heisman Trophy winner Taylor Martinez where he pitched the ball to a RB being dry-humped by an Irish defender. Heisman Trophy winner Taylor Martinez saw his mistake and merely stood over the ball letting ND scoop it up. GAIII would score from 9 yards out on what else, a Counter play that ND had been and would call all night.  The 3rd quarter was not lost though, Nebraska would score a TD, Imani Cross would haul in a short pass (forward option) from Heisman Trophy winner Taylor Martinez.
 
The 4th quarter is where things get even crazier.  Less than a minute into the quarter, Heisman Trophy winner Taylor Martinez would connect with Jamal Turner downfield for a 35 yd touchdown where the single high safety disappeared, and Turner got behind the 4-2-5 safety with ease. Nebraska led 28-27. From here, Notre Dame's offense got a bit too unimaginative and the Husker defense could anticipate where the ball was going before the snap based on personnel grouping alone. Despite this though, Heisman Trophy winner Taylor Martinez wanted to give the game away. Rumors exist that while not only suffering from the aforementioned Rex Grossman-syndrome, that Heisman Trophy winner Taylor Martinez also has a touch of Pete Rose-syndrome and can't go a week without gambling. Had he bet against the Huskers? With less than 3 minutes to go, all the Huskers had to do was get a first down to salt the game away while on the brink of field goal range. But no, Heisman Trophy winner Taylor Martinez audibles out of the play call, and unleashes yet another arm punt downfield for an easy interception.
 
With one time out and a really good return on the interception, Notre Dame was poised to kick a field goal and win. Except, the defense held true again, jumping the same route combos and forcing Rees to scramble. Just outside field goal range, ND took a major step backwards.  A timely Jason Ankrah sack would ice the game as the Irish could not get another play call off in time. And that's how Heisman Trophy winner Taylor Martinez ends his college football career. Throwing a stupid interception late in the game, but still miraculously hoisting the crystal.

FINAL SCORE
27
Nebraska 28

Player of the Game
DE Jason Ankrah
For having to chase the stone footed, yet surprisingly elusive Tommy Rees around the field all night, Ankrah saved Heisman Trophy winner Taylor Martinez' ass for some pretty boneheaded plays. The game-clinching sack was a pure effort play, and makes Ankrah one of the few defensive players to win MVP status in a title game for that reason alone.

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Re: CornNation.com: AALoA Season 1

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Congrats on the National Championship.  You definitely earned it going undefeated with that schedule.

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