From the minute Nebraska and Wyoming signed a 3 game deal the first game in 2011 in Laramie the next two in Lincoln Nebraska tried to get the Laramie game moved to Denver and anybody who was fortunate enough to get Tickets in Laramie on September 24th 2011 will tell you how happy they were the game wasn’t move to Denver The Weather was a perfect 70 degrees at kickoff and the atmosphere quite honestly was one of the best atmosphere’s I have ever experienced for a football game. A third of the crowd was rooting for Wyoming a third was rooting for Nebraska and a third was decked out in home made stitched together jerseys and shirts of both teams. Nebraska won the game 38-14 and was never threatened Wyoming played well enough that they came out of the game with a positive vibe. Some how it was exactly perfect outcome for a near perfect football experience.
The big question for the game tonight is the weather. It really has been a cool summer. UNTIL this week. It’s as if on cue for a team that plays at 7000 feet that doesn’t get much severe heat and gets no humidity that a summer that had seen many 80 degrees days now saw 100 degree days with 100 percent humidity. The forecast for tomorrow calls for Temperatures around 95 at kickoff with a possibility of scattered showers bringing in the humidity. Wyoming simply isn’t use to this and isn’t very deep. So look for Nebraska to try and Pound Wyoming and wear them down. The 7 O’clock kickoff will help some but it will still be bloody hot. The EMT’s better be on their toes.
As for the game? Wyoming is pretty good offensively and Nebraska’s questions are on defense. However Wyoming doesn’t run the ball well and makes their living throwing the ball. The strength of Nebraska’s defense is their secondary. First games have mistakes that lead to garbage touchdowns and if Wyoming gets 1 or 2 they may score into the 30’s. However I think a score in the 20’s is more likely for the Cowboys. And Wyoming’s defense is very porous and Nebraska’s offense is of course loaded. Wyoming’s offense is good enough to score some points on Nebraska’s defense but Wyoming ‘s Defense won’t stop Nebraska.
Count’s Krystal Bawl…