The Drive: December 21st, 4:25pm – Nebraska walks away from a bowl game

  • #RespectMyDecision
  • I totally get it. And it’s not hypocritical, the situation just changed
  • What good would the game have done them anyway? That’s debatable

The Group of 5 got shunned once again from the Playoff selection committee…will we see them create their own playoff soon?

-Cincinnati got no love again from the committee in the selection process, and although that was expected the same for San Jose State, they still should get some sort of championship opportunity with an undefeated record, as should Coastal Carolina—even if it’s not the ‘real’ championship of football

Should Scott Frost have given freshman QB Logan Smothers a chance on Friday? / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Friday night exemplified what makes Adrian Martinez such an aggravating player to watch. Martinez completed 85.7% of his throws, accounted for 402 total yards, 3 TDs…AND 4 turnovers.

-Should Frost have benched Adrian Martinez in favor of former 4-star freshman Logan Smothers?

-Why was Luke McCaffrey not suited up against Rutgers on Friday?

How does the average Nebraska fan respond to Nebraska opting out of a bowl game?

-Jake and Sip have listed reasons on both sides why it’s understandable for either decision…but how do the listeners feel about it? Did you feel that Nebraska’s push to play football should be followed up by them pushing to play one more game?

-What a weird situation. Obviously, in a normal year, you push to play in a bowl game no matter what. No questions asked…you play in a game in a non-pandemic year. But….this is where we’re at.

The CFP is set, with Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Notre Dame clinching berths

-Notre Dame got smoked by Clemson on Saturday, but remained ahead of Texas A&M and others for the final spot….and Ohio State barely got by Northwestern…will either of those teams have any shot vs. Bama/Clemson?

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers)

Can Nebraska be like the offense they were on Friday night next year or are they still too inconsistent?

-The offensive line manhandled a good defensive front the majority of the game, especially in the second half, which showed a conditioning advantage for Nebraska

-The o-line seemed to do a great job in run blocking, and Dedrick Mills exploded…number one, will he come back next year; and number 2, if he does, will they use him like they did on Friday?

Nebraska uses a solid 2nd half to beat Rutgers, 28-21, to get their 3rd win….and that concludes their season, as they decline a bowl invitation

-It was another topsy-turvy game for Nebraska, with 4 turnovers by Adrian Martinez, but also a better 2nd half for him, and a dominating rushing performance by Dedrick Mills and Martinez to put away Rutgers

-Martinez showed why he is a frustrating player the past few years: moments of brilliance with some great passes and great runs, but then fumble issues and interceptions to even it all out. He did enough to help Nebraska win, but still causes you to pull your hair out at times

-Nebraska declines a bowl game, which ends their season at 3-5, and surely the national media will turn to making fun of the team that threatened to sue the conference to play football….right?

The Drive: December 7th, 4pm – Bowl Game?

  • Tim is back and trying to convince us that LSU isn’t bad because everyone is bad?
  • Indiana post game was the PERFECT recruiting tool
  • Can Nebraska make it to a bowl game?

DP & Stephens: December 27th, 12pm

  • Is not being a bowl game this year really that big of a deal?
  • College Football Playoff breakdown
  • Wing Man

Despite the loss to Wisconsin, are you convinced that Nebraska played well enough to build off it and win 2 more games to get to a bowl game?

-As Frost mentioned, the defense needs to improve (tackling….yikes), but the offense showed lots of signs of life without Wan’Dale Robinson

-Maryland is up next, and they just aren’t very good. And then there’s Iowa, who just knocked off Minnesota, 23-19, on Saturday, taking the Gophers from the unbeaten ranks. How are we feeling about that game as Nebraska is in must-win mode to get to a bowl game in the season’s final 2 weeks?

-Also Jake is mad and refuses to play Take It Easy by the Eagles for himself…. find out why

 

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A bowl game seems very, very unlikely now for Nebraska….where are fans at with their panic button?

-It’s pretty eye-opening to see a change like we just saw at Florida State so quickly, but we live in an impatient society. But even if Nebraska fans are patient, they can still be concerned about issues that are still cropping up 21 games into the Scott Frost era

-Are we asking for coaching changes? SHOULD we be? Or is that just your typical “things aren’t going well, we need to fire someone” overreaction? Regardless, there has to be SOME concern, even with the super patient portion of the fanbase. Purdue is not good! Not this year, at least. And a (likely) third straight year without a bowl game? Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikes.

 

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