Big 12: Davon House

Cornhuskers refuse to bite on NMSU's trash talk

September, 9, 2008
9/09/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Nothing like a little good-natured trash talk to pump some life into what would appear to be a blowout game.

New Mexico State cornerback Davon House told the Associated Press earlier this week that his secondary is well-prepared to face Nebraska on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb., because "we believe our receivers are 10 times better than their receivers."

Nebraska wide receiver Nate Swift declined to respond to the comment when asked by reporters Tuesday.

When Swift was told of House's comments, the AP reported he let out a chuckle and said he wouldn't getting into a bragging match with the New Mexico State player.

Here's a few other statistics that House might want to keep in mind before opening his mouth again. Nebraska has outscored New Mexico State by a combined margin of 125-0 in the only two previous games of the series between the two teams.

In their most recent game against the Cornhuskers in 1982, Nebraska rolled up 883 yards of total offense, including 677 yards on the ground en route to a 68-0 trip to the woodshed.

And the Aggies are 14-95-2 all-time against BCS-affiliated schools and 1-18 since the Bowl Championship Series was implemented in 1998.

There likely aren't many standouts on Nebraska's roster this season who can match Nebraksa legends like Mike Rozier, Turner Gill and Irving Fryar from that 1982 team.

But it's still probably wise not to rile them up, either.

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