Thursday, March 15, 2012
No. 2 seed Nebraska moves on
By Brian Bennett
Game 2 of our Big Ten Champions Tournament is in the books. The No. 2 seed, 1997 Nebraska, has defeated 1999 Wisconsin with 74 percent of the vote.
Here are a few comments from those who voted:
Michael S. from Kearney, Neb., writes: Nebraska is by far the superior team, their rushing attack could not be stopped and their defense was amazing. Tennessee was supposed to have an awesome O-line and of course they had Peyton Manning. The Husker defense put tons of pressure and picked him off multiple times.
Dave M. from Johnston, Iowa writes: I voted for 1997 Nebraska. I see no contest here. I was a season ticket holder for the Cornhuskers that year. I witnessed first hand the dominance of that team. They crushed some very strong, highly ranked conference foes that year. On top of Ahman Green at I Back and a defense ALMOST as good as the 1995 squad, Scott Frost was also a highly underrated QB. In the modern era of dual-threat QBs he would have been a Heisman contender.
Eric from Tennessee writes: Coach Tom Osborne. Nuff said. GBR!
Not only was the 1997 Nebraska team very good, it also has the powerful Big Red voting bloc behind it in this tournament. The Cornhuskers will be a tough out. But we'll see if they can advance into the championship round next week, when they are likely to face a tough opponent in the semifinal.