CFB NIT Update

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In the first round Nebraska took care of Ole Miss 51-45, which sounds like a completely believable score.

I know that everyone still has the 2002 Independence Bowl still fresh in their memories. Cornhusker fans haven’t forgotten the 23-27 loss at the hands of Mississippi that year. These two teams combine for 8 national championships but those trophies would need to be moved if either were lucky enough to win the first Wal-Mart NIT trophy.

This turned out to be a great game but Nebraska proved to be the charmed team. This 2007 version of the Huskers is a very special team. It takes a special team to average 54.3 points per game to end their season yet lose two of them giving up an average of 57.3 ppg. In the end the fact that the Cornhuskers have a player with the last name Lucky is what got it done. Marlon Lucky couldn’t be stopped and Nebraska beat the solid but unspectacular Ole Miss squad.

In the second round Nebraska ran into the buzzsaw that is the Minnesota Gophers.

The game was all about ball control and Minnesota had it last. They drove 60 yards on 21 plays as they scored as time expired, made the only converted PAT of the game and won ending the recent Cornhusker dominance…

Minnesota – 31
Nebraska – 30

According to the site:

That sets up a Minnesota vs. Notre Dame NIT Championship. Please vote as fan vote will account for 10% in determining who wins. The Gopher Nation writing staff which is NOT affiliated with the Writers Guild of America accounts for the remaining 90%.

Minnesota – Notre Dame is certainly a can’t miss affair.

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