Adrian Martinez is playing with a broken jaw and a high ankle sprain. Jojo Domann is also playing hurt. He could have chosen not to play today but said he wanted to be there for his guys.
This Scott Frost coached football team fought until the end against the fifth ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.
Unfortunately, the mistakes cost Nebraska again. This time it wasn’t something new to mark off on the bingo card. Again it was special teams mistakes made by the specialists.
If you want to upset a team that is eyeing the College Football Playoff then you cannot miss chip shot field goals. You cannot shank a punt for 13 yards.
Scott Frost’s mission, if he is willing to accept it (or if he even gets a chance), is to go get the best damn kicker and punter in the transfer portal during this offseason.
You can also chalk this loss up to an offense that struggled to move the ball and score points.
The defense played special yesterday but it wasn’t special enough to hold Ohio State to less than 17 points. It however, did hold them to 26 points which was 21 points below the Buckeye’s average.
Erik Chinander’s defense has played well enough to win 10 games this season. It is a shame that they didn’t have an offense or a special teams to go and fight with them.
Well maybe I wouldn’t blame special teams. As Frost said after the game, “it isn’t special teams, it’s the specialists.” So first thing is first during the off-season. Frost needs to fix the specialists position.
Then he needs to walk into the nearest bathroom and close the door behind him. Find the closest mirror and take a deep breath before staring into the void as he asks one question.
“Why can’t we pass block?”
The Morning After
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The Buckeyes kept their College Football Playoff hopes alive with a tight victory on Saturday in Lincoln
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After each game this season, The World-Herald's Sam McKewon will hand out his Husker Report Card, assessing Nebraska's performance in several areas. Here are the grades coming out of the
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Nebraska took one of the nation's best teams to the wire, but costly special teams errors and questionable decision-making left the Huskers with another frustrating loss.
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The Huskers gave No. 6 Ohio State all it could handle before the Buckeyes held on for a 26-17 victory behind a four field-goal day from Noah Ruggles on Saturday
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Shortly before kickoff of the Ohio State game, Nebraska received a commitment from Jalil Martin — a three-star prospect from Chicago who likely projects to defensive back in college.
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Nebraska lost 26-17 to the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Here are three thoughts on the loss.
Steven M. Sipple: If Alberts is looking for reasons to keep Frost, he saw plenty on this day | Football | journalstar.com
At this point, Nebraska's administration either believes in Scott Frost or it doesn't. On this day, the Huskers showed plenty of reasons to believe.
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Nebraska has been in this situation so many times this season. Close, but no cigars. This week, a 26-17 loss to No. 6 Ohio State.
McKewon: Scott Frost bleeds for Nebraska, but it's only producing pain | Football | omaha.com
Scott Frost rattled off the four towns in the state where he lived, and the one where he was born. Midway through his press conference, during another season in which Nebraska football will have a losing record, the coach made a case for his program and his leadership of it.
“I bleed for this,” Frost said after Nebraska’s 26-17 loss to No. 6 Ohio State. “We’re giving everything we have and pouring everything we have into this and nobody’s more disappointed than me that it hasn’t happened yet.”
“This is going to pop at Nebraska,” Nebraska coach Scott Frost says.— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) November 6, 2021
Ohio State was held to lowest point total of the season and 21 points under their season average.— Gary Sharp (@GarySharp1620) November 6, 2021
Very respectable performance today.— Eric Crouch (@croucheric) November 6, 2021
Frost said JoJo Domann was playing hurt today – an incredible performance, really. He'll have a decision to make about his status now with two games left and that injury combined with his pro ambitions.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) November 6, 2021
“It hurts,” QB Adrian Martinez says of missing a bowl again.— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) November 6, 2021
But “we do have two more games, trophy games, that we’re going to go attack. We have no other option.”
Nebraska has outscored its Big Ten opponents 190-176 so far this season. They are 1-6.— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 6, 2021
Nebraska played one-possession games against Oklahoma, Michigan State, Michigan, and gave Ohio State fans a four-hour heart attack today. Respect to the Huskers @BarstoolHusker— Barstool OSU (@BarstoolOSU) November 6, 2021
Nebraska’s score versus Top-10 teams:— Will Compton (@_willcompton) November 6, 2021
#5 Michigan State
#6 Ohio State
#Huskers today:— Derek Peterson (@DrPeteyHV) November 6, 2021
- won the turnover battle
- had fewer penalties
- held Ohio State under 4 ypc (they average 6)
- held Ohio State 21 points below their season scoring average