As someone who has written his fair share of senior send-off columns, I’ve come across a question that doesn’t seem to have a quality answer: How do you measure the effect a senior class has on a program?
Is it the records and numbers they put up as a unit? Or maybe it’s about the impact they’ve had on recruiting or the prominence of a program? It could even be as simple as what the seniors meant to the fans, coaches or other players on the squad.
Yet, even with all the different way to measure the impact of a senior class, the same problem comes up: Feeling like any of these methods on their own could not possibly measure the entire impact of a group of student-athletes moving on in their lives.
So instead of sticking to one method of breaking down this year’s Husker football senior class, join us as we do our best to honor the 21 seniors whose NU careers have come to a close.
Even though the Nebraska football season came to an end with a 13-point loss at the hands of South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl, it’s still fair to say the NU faithful have a lot to be proud of after the Huskers’ first season in the Big Ten.
From the 24-3 lockdown of then No. 11 Michigan State, to a scintillating fourth quarter comeback against perennial Big Ten power Ohio State, there were a number of headlines that helped Nebraska earn respect from its new conference foes during the Huskers first go-around.
Below, you’ll find some of our favorite facts and headlines from the year, as well as an extra gallery from this week’s Capital One Bowl.
Blog by Tim Behmer | Corn Fed Sports
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This time last week, we all thought we had a pretty firm grasp on things in College Football. Wisconsin was destined to roll to Indianapolis as the most likely candidate to represent the Big Ten in the National Title game. Oklahoma had another victim lined up to add to it’s 39-game home winning streak in 30-point underdog Texas Tech. The upcoming matchup between NU and Michigan State in Memorial Stadium would serve as a glorified silver-medal game to see who earned the right to get rolled by Russell Wilson one more time.