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Northwestern had to use silent count on final drive… at home

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It’s one thing to have a tough environment for visiting teams. It’s another to create a tough environment… for the home team… as visitors.

Yet that’s exactly what Nebraska fans did for Northwestern as the Huskers rallied to beat the Wildcats 29-28 on Saturday. Following a Ben Cotton touchdown pass from Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez with two minutes remaining in the game, the Sea of Red visiting Ryan Field took over.

From the Chicago Tribune:

There were so many Huskers devotees among the crowd of 47,330 that the Wildcats had to use a silent count on their final drive because their linemen could not hear the calls.

“We didn’t prepare for that all week,” quarterback Kain Colter said.


This probably shouldn’t be all that surprising considering the venue, but wow nonetheless. Kudos to Nebraska fans for showing up and creating a tough home environment… for the home team.

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5 Responses to “Northwestern had to use silent count on final drive… at home”
  1. polegojim says: Oct 22, 2012 10:52 AM

    Northwestern’s having a very good year and almost beat Notre Dame also!

    Nebraska has brought a lot of loyalty and tradition to the B1G.

    Glad you’re here… see you Saturday.

    I’ll be the one with a big M on my shirt, eating up some corn!

    Go BLUE!

  2. ryno234 says: Oct 22, 2012 12:05 PM

    Northwestern hasn’t played Notre Dame genius.

  3. takingbovadasmoney says: Oct 22, 2012 12:58 PM

    No fans because they played the damn game during Northwestern nap time.

  4. ukeone says: Oct 22, 2012 2:26 PM

    Win or lose, Nebraska arguably has the finest and most loyal fan base in the country. It doesn’t matter where or when the game is played, you will always see a Sea of Red following their Husker teams. If any of you caught the after-game highlights: while most (if not all) Northwestern fans left the football stadium in a hurry, the Husker faithful remained to cheer-on their team (see ‘YOUTUBE’ vids on this). You could get a real idea as to how many were there for the actual game by the vast number of RED-clad fans that were left in the stands: the stadium still looked quite full and it was VERY LOUD! I love these fans…they love football and they ‘always’ love their team. It was also great to see the fans giving ‘a lot of love’ to Bo Pelini & his staff after the game (also see the ‘YOUTUBE’ vids). Even when things were going wrong during the game…Bo really kept his cool…(I think he has come ‘a long way’ since his days with the Big 12…the B1G move has obviously been a very good one for him)…and it has rubbed-off onto his team….Kudos to the HUSKERS! It was an exciting game to watch.

  5. dmcgrann says: Oct 22, 2012 10:55 PM

    Reminds me of when UVA did their first home-and-home series with Penn State back in the early ’80’s, with the first game in Charlottesville. UVA made tickets for that game available only to season ticket holders. Penn State folks bought 7,500 UVA season tickets. It was really easy to get tickets for the other home games that year. Some teams fans travel, and some TRAVEL.

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