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McKewon: Nebraska defense feasting on third downs

Defensive end Greg McMullen calls it “time to hunt.” Safety Nate Gerry opts for “time to eat.” Either way, Nebraska’s defense this season has had a feast on third down against opponents. The 27.68 percent third-down success rate for foes — an anemic figure that was discussed in my Monday Rewind column — was a big topic at Monday’s Husker press conference.

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Shatel: Red-faced over McDermott in purple? Silly

People have asked what I thought about Doug McDermott’s video at the Northwestern game. Well, I thought he looked good in purple.

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Chatelain: Darin Erstad sees no Alex Gordon stage fright

Erstad says Gordon is well-positioned to shine on the biggest stage. His obsessive-compulsive pregame rituals — he schedules his workouts down to the minute — are legend...

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Armstrong’s ‘happy medium’ results in job well done

Tommy Armstrong looked back at his clunky first half at Northwestern and said after the game that he knew what caused his slow start. He was thinking too much.

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McKewon: Nebraska defense feasting on third downs

Defensive end Greg McMullen calls it “time to hunt.” Safety Nate Gerry opts for “time to eat.” Either way, Nebraska’s defense this season has ha...

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