1. Danny Coale is sick. And I'm not just saying that because of his one game-changing play today. He has a knack for making big plays. Even when Tyrod doesn't make a good pass, Coale usually seems to salvage it. Whenever I watch one of his plays it seems like he comes out of nowhere to make a snag and he definitely did that today, going one on one with the corner. I think he's underutilized as a receiver but he was there when we needed him today.
2. Bo Pelini was wrong. Yes, the fans at Lane Stadium are not on the field, however we definitely had a 12th man today. Lane was particularly loud and it showed. Nebraska had a good chance at scoring a touchdown and what happened? Numerous penalties in a row. I haven't watched a replay of the game yet, but I believe after a holding call they had at least two false starts. They went from the red zone practically back to midfield all on penalties. That silent snap count didn't work out too well for them today.
3. While we're on the subject of fans... Nebraska has some great fans too. This is my third football season as a student and I can't remember seeing more fans of the opposing team at Lane before. They actually reminded me of Hokie fans in the way they travel. I wasn't even bothered by their numbers, though, because they were not at all hostile from what I saw. Even after the game, they didn't even look upset. Some of them even stopped to tell me, "that was a good game!"
4. The north endzone chanted "Fire Bryan Stinespring!!!" Seriously. Maybe not the whole endzone, but I definitely heard it and it wasn't just one or two guys trying to start it. That's what really made my day.