November 21, 2010
The theme for Nebraska in Saturday night's 9-6 loss at Texas A&M: Fury. Head coach Bo Pelini was furious at his quarterback and everyone in stripes. His brother, defensive coordinator Carl Pelini, was furious at a cameraman after the game. The entire state was furious over 16 Cornhusker penalties for 145 yards, including a third down roughing the passer penalty on safety Courtney Osbourne that extended the Aggies' drive for a game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter.
But no one in red had more justification for seeing red than sophomore tight end Ben Cotton, who was hit with two personal foul penalties in a five-second span for trying to kick Texas A&M defensive lineman Tony Jerod-Eddie in a second quarter pileup. Cotton got the laundry and a face full of angry Pelini on the sideline, but on behalf of the male species of earth, we've got your back on this one, kid:
I believe that is what they refer to, in technical terms, as "giving him the business." With any justice, A&M will be receiving notice from the Big 12 office this week over Jerod-Eddie's unsolicited probe, but Nebraska fans aren't holding their breath.
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