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Sunday, September 20, 2009

For Kicks and No Giggles

Saturday number 19 Nebraska played at number 13 Virginia Tech. The game was close the whole time, and it came down to the last minute to decide the winner. Unfortunatley the winner of the game wasn't the Huskers.

Virginia Tech scored first in the game with a touchdown. Nebraska came back and scored a field goal kick, by their kicker Alex Henery. Then another, and another. The score at 9 to 7 Nebraska leading. Then Virginia Tech made a field goal. Lastly before the end of the half Henery kicked again and made his fourth field goal of the game. The third quarter was all defense for both of the teams. Then with less than five minutes left in the game Henery was able to kick again another field goal; kicking a best five field goals in one game, putting Nebraska ahead 15 to 10. Nebraska got the ball back with 2:07 left in the game, but left too much time on the clock after they weren't able to get a first down. Virginia Tech got the ball back with 1:44 left in the game, and bombed it down the field to complete a 81 yard pass. It was third and goal and the Virginia Tech's quarterback was scrambling, but much to my disappointment he found a reciever in the end zone, to put them up 16 to 15. They went for a two point conversion, but failed. It didn't matter though because with only 21 seconds left in the game Nebraska wasn't able to do anything.

It was a really tough game for the Huskers. They had many chances to win the game, but just weren't able to convert. They couldn't quite pull the upset. Though they lost, Alex Henery was clutch making five of five field goals, and punting the fourth longest punt in Nebraska history with a 76 yard rocket. Had they also won, it would have been the first time since 1927 that they won without scoring a touchdown. Lets hope they learn from this loss, put it behind them, and go home next week to blow up Louisiana Layfayette at the 300th consectutive sold out home game.

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