Nick Sheridan and
Steven Threet fulfilled the concern that they were ill-suited to run
Rodriguez's spread attack, completing 19 of 38 passes combined in generating
only 203 yards of offense. The weekend wasn't a total loss for RichRod: On
Sunday he got a verbal commitment from Tate Forcier, a four-star, dual-threat
QB from San Diego.
QB Jevan Snead, a
Texas transfer, struggled at times, and RB Dexter McCluster stole the show.
Playing out of the Wildhog direct-snap formation that Nutt installed at
Arkansas for Darren McFadden—and redubbed the Wild Rebel on Saturday—McCluster
ran for 65 yards on six carries, including a 32-yard touchdown dash.
Though the Huskers
gave up three 80-yard touchdown drives, their defense, with the likes of LB
Cody Glenn, should be better than last year's. The converted RB had 12 tackles
(2 1/2 for losses), three pass breakups and a forced fumble.
SMU June Jones
Lost to Rice
The Mustangs had
their moments in their new run-and-shoot offense, just not enough of them.
Freshman QB Bo Levi Mitchell threw three touchdown passes—and three