November 4, 2006

The final breakdown of Saturday's win over Mizzou

In a game that was called a "must win" for Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan, the Huskers did just that.

After suffering a disappointing loss at Oklahoma State last week, the Huskers (7-3, 4-2) bounced back in convincing fashion with a 34-20 victory over Missouri (7-3, 3-3) to put themselves one win away from clinching their first Big 12 North title since 1999.

Following the game, Callahan was pretty emotional about what this win means to the Nebraska football program.

"It's a big win for our program," Callahan said. "I'm so happy for our kids. They worked hard, they practiced hard and I knew we were on the verge of doing some good things, unfortunately we didn't get that accomplished down in Stillwater.

"We still believe in these kids and they believe in what we are trying to get across and I think that was reflected today on the field."

Heading into the Mizzou game, Callahan said he knew his team was ready just by their demeanor in practice.

"I just had a good feel for where we were at early in the week," Callahan said. "Our practices were quiet. Whenever it gets quiet out there on the practice field you know your team is pretty well focused."

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