Nebraska hasn’t played a regular season game in the state of Florida since 1951. This changes in a BIG WAY this coming Saturday, when the Huskers travel (back in time) to Miami to face the ‘Canes on the their home field.

According to Winsipedia, this rivalry is eleven games in, with Nebraska owning six wins to Miami’s five (last Sept. 20th NU won 41-31 in Lincoln).

Historically, Miami is a speedy team that airs the ball out. Historically, Nebraska blows you off the line and runs up the gut. But this is 2015. Al Golden, the former Penn State tight end, will line up against former Alabama defensive back, Mike Riley. I’m hoping for a highly competitive game and a Huskers’ road victory.

The ‘Canes are 2-0 presently with wins over Bethune-Cookman and Florida Atlantic. I’m sure the players in Miami are looking forward to a higher degree of competition, and they’re going to find it on Saturday. So far, Nebraska’s offense has proven potent with a balanced air and ground game. We have lots of receivers with great hands and a deep bench of I-backs ready to bust through a hole.

Will the Blackshirts keep us in this big game? Will Armstrong’s leadership and confidence come shining through in a time of need? Will the coaches make the most of the situation? Will we once again find gridiron glory in the glaring spotlight of South Florida?

I’m excited to find out. How about you?

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