After a season of heartbreaks, the UNO football team had to feel a measure of justice in Saturday's 62-61 victory over Truman State. Sophomore quarterback John Teigland found senior tight end Mike Higgins with 30 seconds left and the Mavs held off the Bulldogs last drive to secure the victory.
The 2010 UNO football season began with questions. Who will start at quarterback? Can the defense improve on its dismal performance from the year before? How far can Levi Terrell go after leading the MIAA with 159.6 yards per game on the ground the previous season?
The National Football League isn't a numbers-driven league like Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association are. It doesn't have anything equivalent to Joe Dimaggio's 56-game hitting streak or Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game. The NFL does, however, have one number that resonates with fans: 17-0.