To anyone else, did this year's NU game feel like the CSU game from 2006? Clearly in 06 we weren't ready to compete with anybody (BJAX was the starting QB... BJAX!!!) BUT we made a strong showing against the lammies and took it to the wire and lost 14-10. Of course all the CSU fans paraded around the street and rubbed it in all of our faces all season long but there was this overwhelming feeling that I got from them of "We better enjoy this now" because they realized that the storm clouds were coming and we were ready to take it to them for the foreseeable future each and every year. This year, limping into the Nebraska game in Lincoln, no one outside of the biggest sunshine pumpers thought we'd be competitive, much less win. Hell, I pride myself on being one of the biggest sunshine pumpers out there and I didn't think that we'd win. Then, we came out to play and were leading with 1:50 to go and their kicker needing to make a 57 yd fg. Now, I'm not saying that our series with NU is about to become one-sided, but I kind of think that some of the NU fans are realizing that they're going to be in for a much tougher fight from us in the years to come. They had key contributions from a LOT of players that they are likely to lose next year (with the exception of Helu) such as Ganz, Swift, Peterson, Steinkuhler, and a couple of other starters on defense including possbly Suh. We were starting only 2 players from our projected offensive line entering the season, two of the backups were playing hurt, we were down to our projected 3rd string RB, our top wideout was playing on 2 seperated shoulders, Geer was playing hurt, we were missing our starting safeties, etc, and we came out and kept it very, very close. Anybody else feel the same way?