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.