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2006 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Preview

Welcome to Maddux's 2006 Nebraska Cornhuskers season preview. As usual we have taken the time to break down the team, while providing information about the university, and the 2006 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Schedule. If you are betting on college football games use Maddux Sports' expert College football picks for the added insurance over the sportsbooks in 2006. In addition be sure to bookmark our free college football lines service for this NCAA season.

Coach: Bill Callahan (3rd year at Nebraska)
Team Name: Cornhuskers
2005 Overall Record: 7-4
2005 Big 12 Conference Record 4-4
Returning Starters: 15

The Cornhuskers should see improvement this season from senior QB Zak Taylor (55.1 COMP%, 2,653 YDS, 19 TDs, 12 INTs), who enters his second full season calling the signals. Who will start at running back is unknown, although the team seems to have talent to spare in that area.

TE Matt Herian is back after missing a year with a broken leg. Before his injury, he had good hands and speed. He could be a major factor on the field. Nebraska has depth at wide receiver with Nate Swift, Terrence Nunn, Fritz Hardy and Grant Mulkey all returning. Each of these players averaged between 10 and 14 yards a reception last season.

The offensive line struggled at the beginning of 2005 but gelled by the end of the season. They should help Nebraska’s running game.

Up front and at middle linebacker the defense, which led the nation last year with 50 sacks, looks powerful. MLB Corey McKeon had 98 tackles and 3 interceptions, while DE Adam Carriker led the team with 9.5 sacks.

The corners are well defended but the safety positions are a toss-up and the biggest concern for the team.

The away game against Texas A&M is key, while USC and Texas will probably be too tough for the team to handle. Nebraska looks like the best in the Big 12’s North Division They’ll contend for the conference championship.

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2006 Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 2
La Tech
Home
Sep 9
Nicholls State
Home
Sep 16
USC
Road
Sep 23
Troy
Home
Sep 30
Kansas
Home
Oct 7
Iowa State
Road
Oct 14
Kansas State
Road
Oct 21
Texas
Home
Oct 28
Oklahoma State
Road
Nov 4
Missouri
Home
Nov 11
Texas A&M
Road
Nov 24
Colorado
Home

 

For more data on the 2006 Nebraska football program, view the Cornhuskers team website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the Big 12 competition.

 

2006 Big 12 Football Previews

For the team previews on all of the Big Twelve football teams, find the team you are interested in and click the link below. For other universities not in the Big 12 visit the main 2006 NCAA football preview page.

Main Big 12 Conference Preview Page

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