Nebraska lost to Ohio State 62-3 in a horrible game in which not a single thing went right for the Huskers.
Well, okay, we did get a field goal on our second offensive possession that was actually a decent drive that clock, yardage, and resulted in points. On our first possession, quarterback Tommy Armstrong threw a pick six interception and that set the tone for the entire night.
Nebraska’s defense, which had played so well coming into this game, couldn’t make tackles, and couldn’t get Ohio State’s offense off the field when they had the chance - the Buckeyes finished 11-for-15 on third down conversions.
The worst part for Nebraska came when starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong was tackled near the sideline and knocked unconscious in the second quarter. Armstrong would be taken off on a cart and taken to a hospital. He would later return to his team after being checked out okay, but obviously unable to return to play.
That is a crapload of points compared to not many.
It might have helped had Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf not resorted to throwing the ball so much when Ryker Fyfe entered the game in place of Armstrong. It was clear that the game was out of reach at that point, the Buckeyes with a 31-3 lead, but Langsdorf still had Fyfe throw 18 passes of which he completed only five for 52 yards and an interception - another pick six.
The Buckeyes would roll up 590 total yards compared to Nebraska’s 204.
Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett was 26-for-38 for 290 yards and four touchdowns. Curtis Samuel lead receivers with eight receptions for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Demario McCall lead Buckeye rushers with 16 carries for 73 yards.
Nebraska dropped to 1-4 all-time against Ohio State, including 0-4 in Columbus.
Nebraska takes on Minnesota next week. The loss gives Wisconsin the inside track on the battle to win the Big Ten West.