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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nebraska fans forced Northwestern into silent snap count at home

Nebraska fans are legendary for their passion and devotion to their football team. Perhaps no story symbolizes that devotion more than what happened over the weekend at Ryan Field.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Northwestern had to use a silent snap count for their final drive of the game against Nebraska despite playing at home in Evanston, Illinois. The offensive linemen complained that they couldn’t hear the calls, prompting the silent snap count.

“We didn’t prepare for that all week,” quarterback Kain Colter said.

Northwestern’s final drive resulted in two completions before the game ended. The drive before that was six plays for 38 yards, and it ended in a missed long field goal attempt.

We’ve actually seen this happen before in football. Last year, Green Bay Packers fans had such a strong presence in San Diego they forced the Chargers into a silent snap count at home as well. Nebraska fans have produced a sellout streak for home games that dates back to 1962. They travel extremely well and have been able to buy their way into every stadium in America. What happened in Evanston is no surprise, but it’s still a compliment to Nebraska fans.

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