Blackened And Fried: Nebraska Gives Up 38 Unanswered Points, Falls to UCLA 41-21

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska had a fast start to their Saturday morning game versus the Bruins... and then boom went the dynamite.

The UCLA Bruins scored 38 unanswered points in the final 37 minutes of gameplay, including 28 points alone in the third quarter, as they defeated your Nebraska Cornhuskers 41-21 before 91 thousand plus at Memorial Stadium.

The Bruins, coming off a very emotional bye week after the death of walk on Wide Receiver Nick Pasquale, gained over 240 yards in the third quarter. Led by QB Brett Hundley's 294 yards of passing and Jordon James' 105 yard rushing effort, UCLA came back from a early 21-3 deficit when the Huskers came out strong in the first 20 minutes of the game.

Taylor Martinez started off the scoring with a 21 yard pass to Quincy Enunwa, who caught a second one at the end of the first quarter that sandwiched a UCLA field goal. Taylor Martinez capped off the Husker scoring for the day with a beautiful fade pass to Kenny Bell halfway through the second quarter.

And then the bottom fell out for Nebraska.

It was a combination of everything for the Huskers. Breakdowns and seemingly lack of in-game adjustments on defense, along with odd playcalling and questionable decisions on offense.

Running back Ameer Abdullah finished with 98 yards on 23 carries, as he was your leading ball carrier for Nebraska. Taylor Martinez finished going 21/35 for 203 yards.

Nebraska allowed 504 yards to UCLA, with almost half of those (244) in the third quarter alone. The Huskers themselves managed 331 total yards.

This was a game that wasn't expected by anyone, especially after the Huskers were up by nearly three scores and looked to ice the game before halftime. However, momentum seemed to change on the final drive for UCLA in the half, as they went marching on a 6 play, 59 yard drive capped by a Paul Perkins 10 yard touchdown run.

A complete loss by this team. It falls on everyone. Offense, Defense, coaching, players.... you name it, it's everyone's burden to bear.

We are all angry but respect each other in the comments below.

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