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Confidence can work wonders

Updated: October 8, 2002, 6:12 PM ET
By Trev Alberts | Special to ESPN.com

A lot of people talk about emotion, saying it is a huge part of the game and that teams can win based on that alone. That is a bunch of crap. Good things have to happen for teams to take advantage of emotion. You don't carry emotion through four quarters. It lasts about one series. But if you get something good to happen early and gain some confidence, that is when emotion starts to carry over.

It happened to me at Nebraska when Iowa State beat us in 1992. They were a bad team that year, ...

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