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Scott Frost Day News: What I Forgot About the 2020 Nebraska-Illinois Game

Last season was one big terrible blur but I forgot just how bad it was against Illinois.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 21 Nebraska at Illinois Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It is difficult to beat any football team when you lose the turnover battle by five. Last year against Nebraska turned the ball over five times. Illinois had zero.

It actually could have been worse.

In the game against Illinois, Luke McCaffrey threw three interceptions. Fumbled it three times but only lost one. While Wan’Dale Robinson fumbled it once and lost it.

I forgot how bad that game was when it came to ball security. So so so bad.

I still don’t know what to expect tomorrow but I sure hope five turnovers by Nebraska is not on the docket.

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