Saturday, September 23, 2017

Texas at Nebraska

Nebraska's dynamic offense heads to Texas in Week 7 to take on a Longhorns defense that has struggled recently against the run.

Texas offense vs. Nebraska defense
• Longhorns RBs D.J. Monroe and Fozzy Whittaker are quick and elusive and at their best in the open field. Monroe has track-star speed with the ability to go the distance when finding a seam, but he and Whittaker will find tough sledding this week. However, the Huskers are essentially using a dime defense that fields six defensive backs and provides defensive coordinator Carl Pelini with tremendous team speed. SS DeJon Gomes is essentially serving as a linebacker near the box next to a rangy and instinctive MLB Lavonte David. Pelini also does a great job disguising looks. Nebraska will consistently present what appears to be a six-man box before rotating and bringing a defender off the edge at the third level to get a seventh defender in run support. These complex looks, Nebraska's team speed and a stout defensive line makes it tough for opposing ball carriers to find creases with any consistency.