Knee-Jerk Reactions – Minnesota

By at October 23, 2011 | 3:08 AM | Print

– It was awfully nice of the local Minneapolis junior college team to provide Nebraska fans with a lovely afternoon in TCF Stadium.

– Taylor Martinez’s throwing motion is going to cost Nebraska another game or two this year.

– Kenny Bell is another in a long line of amazingly fast skill players on the Cornhuskers’ offense. Enunwa, Turner and Bell are a dangerous trio.

– Speaking of those three, a case of The Dropsies can be contagious and stick around all season long. Coach Fisher has his work cut out for him before Sparty visits.

– Rex Burkhead obviously paid attention in physics class. How else could he have turned himself into a human battering ram?

– Yoshi seems to be gaining confidence with every game.

– 27 first downs (20 on the ground) and only five penalties will get you a lot of wins. A third down conversion rate under 50 percent against the Gopher defense is somewhat concerning, though.

– Nebraska fans might be seeing something special as Chase Rome finishes out the season. He’s not Jared Crick, but he’ll carve out a niche all his own.

– The lack of playing time that Brion Carnes is seeing is going to come back to bite Nebraska one way or another.

– Stanley Jean-Baptiste looked solid in his first start and Lance Thorell had an excellent game. With that said, the final judgment of SJB will be reserved until approximately 2:30 P.M. next week.

– Finally,

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