It's kind of a weird thing because I think technically Wyoming had better personnel on the D-Line last year. But the 3-4 should work better for their players. They don't have the most athletes, but this way they can bring blitzers from both sides and try to confuse offenses. Their linebacker corps is also improved, and I think that will definitely help them stop the run.
Of course, they'll have a heck of a test this weekend. Nebraska finished 8th in the country in rush yards per game last year and had two 1,000 yard rushers. Can't say I expect Wyoming to be able to consistently shut them down.
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Another note on the D-Line, while we're waiting. I think they'll stay mostly in the 3-4 this weekend, but they started to show some 4-3 looks in practice over the last week. Coach Christensen loves to say they have ability to be "multiple."
Stupid? Who knows. But I don't think this one will be as big of a blow-out as some fans think. I don't see Wyoming consistently stopping Nebraska, but Pokes will score plenty as well. Nebraska has a very young, inexperienced front 7 defensively.
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I wouldn't be surprised if 8-10 guys catch passes this season. They routinely put four WRs out, and Brett has faith in all four of them. And with the pace they play, a lot of different guys will have to shuffle in and out.
I've said it before, but if you're looking for fresh faces freshman Tanner Gentry is going to start and make plays right away this year. Had a huge fall.
Definitely won't be low scoring. I'd bet a ton on that. Wyoming's defense looks better, but they don't have the athletes up front to push the Nebraska O-Line. And while the Huskers have a good secondary, Wyoming will speed them up.
I don't think the running game will be tons ahead of last year. They're breaking in three new O-linemen, and when it comes down to it DC is always going to be a pass-first play caller.
With that said, they have plenty of capable backs. No superstars, but I like what I've seen from Wick and Stover through camp. Wick looks faster than last season.
That's a good question, and it doesn't have a definite answer. This week, it looks like it'll be Jalen Claiborne. He's reliable but I wouldn't say he's hugely explosive.
Tyran Finley had the job almost won, but over the last week he's dropped a ton of punts and that has made him the back up. Christensen said he'll continue to get opportunities to prove himself.
On a different note, I've gotten a lot of questions recently about injuries. Simply enough, the Pokes are looking good. Safety Chad Reese and defensive end Riley Lange will miss this week, but neither were slated to start anyway. Starters are ready to go.
I don't know about if it's close, but the Pokes have practiced one particular trick play a lot throughout camp. Smith throws a lateral to Trey Norman, who turns and slings it to TE Spencer Bruce. You could see that.
Other than that, I wouldn't expect the Pokes to go outside their comfort zone. Their offense's pace and variety makes it difficult enough to defend.