|2009 Lafayette at Nebraska Point Spread Odds & Matchup Report|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 22 September 2009 13:14|
The Cornhuskers donning throwback jerseys and the band playing music from the era of the stadium's last non-sellout.
The best way for the Huskers to mark the occasion, though, would be to get back on track after another loss to a ranked opponent.
With the usual 85,000-plus fans expected, No. 25 Nebraska hopes a return to
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made
Memorial Stadium has been sold out for every game beginning with a homecoming victory over
The next-longest home sellout streak is Notre Dame's 207.
The Huskers (2-1) defeated Florida Atlantic 49-3 and
Leading 12-10 in the fourth quarter, the Huskers failed to score after quarterback Zac Lee's 17-yard run gave them first-and-goal from the Hokies' 6-yard line.
Two holding penalties and two false starts left
"We didn't have penalties the entire game until that series,'' junior wide receiver Niles Paul said. "It came at a point where we really needed the points. That hurt us.
"We left a lot of points out there on the field. ... It's really frustrating when your defense is playing the way they were.''
After being among the nation's most efficient passers in the first two games, when he went 42 of 57 for 553 yards and six TDs, Lee was 11 for 30 for 136 yards and two interceptions against Virginia Tech.
With his left thumb wrapped, the first-year starter did not practice Monday, giving way to freshman Cody Green.
Like his counterpart, Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Chris Masson is looking to rebound from a rough game. WIth a chance to guide the Ragin' Cajuns to their first 3-0 start in 21 years, the sophomore was intercepted twice in a 31-3 road loss to then-No. 9 LSU last Saturday.
"It's so frustrating right now because we were able to move the ball,'' Masson said after going 16 for 36 for 159 yards. "We just couldn't capitalize. We kept putting our defense in bad situations, and we have to stop doing that.''
Louisiana-Lafayette, allowing 158.3 yards per game on the ground, will have to find a way to slow down Roy Helu. The Huskers junior is seventh in the nation with 127.0 rushing yards a contest.
Posted: 9/22/09 6:14PM ET