Colorado ruined Scott Frost’s debut as the Huskers lost to Colorado 33-28 Saturday afternoon in a game that had its share of twists and turns. Nebraska started the game giving Colorado a two-score 14-0 lead when they fumbled on their first two offensive drives.
The Huskers battled back and the rest of the first half was a one-sided, good old-fashioned Nebraska butt kicking. Nebraska’s offense racked up yardage, but Colorado remained within range, down 21-17 at the half.
The second half was a tale of twists. Nebraska’s offense stalled. Colorado’s offense found some rhythm. The teams traded fourth down tries multiple times at midfield, and the final 1:18 looked like this:
3rd and 19. Colorado ball at the 50 yard line. False start, Colorado. 3rd and 24. Steven Montez throws high, but Nebraska defensive back Antonio Reed hits Jay McIntyre and gets called for unnecessary roughness because McIntyre was in a defenseless position. Montez hits Shenault for a 40 yard touchdown. Colorado’s two-point try fails.
Nebraska’s backup quarterback Andrew Bunch tried to lead a comeback on the final drive, but was unable to hit Stanley Morgan Jr in the corner of the end zone, and then overthrew JD Spielman as time expired.
We’ll have a full game recap later.
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