Nebraska donning their alternate 1983-inspired jerseys for their first-ever meeting with Georgia Southern @NTVNEWS pic.twitter.com/4rUq4cyfYw— Nicole Weaving (@NicoleWeavingTV) September 10, 2022
Georgia Southern won the toss and deferred.
After all the chaos and mayhem earlier today, will the Huskers also fall victime? Mood check
Zach Weinmaster brought the kickoff out to the 30, but an illegal block in the back moved them back to the 10 yard line. #SpecialTeams
The Husker offense dialed up a three and out. Then Buschini nailed a 65 yard punt that rolled to the Eagle 25 yard line. #WeAreIowa
The Eagles made it to midfield quickly and then a pass interference call on Tommi Hill moved them to the 33.
First and goal. Short.
Second and goal. Incomplete.
Third and goal. Untouched runner up the middle. Touchdown Eagles.
Georgia Southern 7 Nebraska 0
Okay, maybe we aren’t Iowa. They have a defense.
A bomb to Marcus Washington moved the Scoring Explosion alternate uniforms across midfield. Mark Whipple rode Anthony Grant into the red zone. After that, it took some Casey Thompson magic, but the Huskers found pay dirt. TOUCHDOWN!!
Nebraska 7 Georgia Southern 7
Georgia Southern again marched through the Blackshirts like Sherman to Atlanta, capped by a 26 yard touchdown run on third and 10.
Georgia Southern 14 Nebraska 7
Nebraska went full air raid and sailed past midfield.
We got us a shootout!! Touchdown Thompson to Brody Belt!
Nebraska 14 Georgia Southern 14
Palmer and Grant powered Nebraska into Eagle territory and then Oliver Martin caught one in the red zone. A sack and false start moved the Huskers back 10. The offense got all that back again and Anthony Grant scampered into the end zone to take the first Husker lead.
Nebraska 21 Georgia Southern 14
The Blackshirts committed an offsides penalty and things got worse from there as the Eagles ripped off a 67 yard run to set up first and goal. Touchdown.
First team to 50 wins.— Dave Feit (@FeitCanWrite) September 11, 2022
Nebraska 21 Georgia Southern 21
The offensive fireworks continue as Ajay Allen busts off a big run near midfield. The fireworks fizzled there as Frost faced fourth and eight after Thompson overthrew Palmer. Buschini’s punt went into the end zone.
Georgia Southern capitalized with another big run. This one reached the end zone.
Georgia Southern 28 Nebraska 21
Bob Diaco has entered the chat. https://t.co/dFytwo9rEd— Dave Feit (@FeitCanWrite) September 11, 2022
Georgia Southern's Gerald Green has 120 yards on five carries.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) September 11, 2022
The trend of #NoDefense continues as Brown and Palmer caught big passes to get Nebraska into Eagle territory. Marcus Washington got in on the catch party. First and goal. A shoestring tackle kept Grant from getting into the end zone.
Second and goal. Thompson keeper. Touchdown.
Nebraska 28 GSU 28
Nebraska’s fast score has given Georgia Southern nearly two minutes to test the “Blackshirts” again.
Chunk plays moved the Eagles, until Luke Reimer pushed them back with a TFL near midfield. GSU adapted and overcame and continued to move the ball. Garret Nelson nearly intercepted a pass (and probably should have). The Eagles lost a wideout to a bad knee injury.
First and goal. Short.
Second and goal. 18 seconds. Short.
Third and goal. Short. False start. 10 second runoff. Half is over. Nebraska got lucky there.
Hey, the Nebraska defense got a stop.— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) September 11, 2022
Marshall beat #8 Notre Dame. Appalachian State beat #6 Texas A&M.
The @SunBelt should be a Power 5 after today. #huskers— K-Dub (@karrie1) September 11, 2022
Georgia Southern with 364 total yards, Nebraska with 325 at halftime. Eagles averaging 8.9 per play, #Huskers 7.7.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) September 11, 2022
GA Southern already with 17 first downs, Nebraska with 18. Sun Belt has already taken down Notre Dame and Texas A&M today. Buckle up.
Hey guess what?? The Jackrabbits are playing now too. They lead UC Davis 24-10 with nine minutes left in the game. I guess that means UC Davis would beat Iowa by three??? Look at this SDSU touchdown.
Mark Gronowski finds Tyler Feldkamp in the end zone for the typical 7-yard TD pass!— SDSU Football (@GoJacksFB) September 11, 2022
Jackrabbits go 12 plays, 75 yards over a 5:56 span to go up 24-10 over the Aggies! #GoJacks pic.twitter.com/4EtPnZ2Zjg
Iowa is licking its chops watching this NU defense. Could probably score at least 2 touchdowns.— Matt Olberding (@LincolnBizBuzz) September 11, 2022
The Eagles continued to gain big chunks of yardage with wide open receivers and wide open running lanes. Did Coach Chinander prep for Oklahoma this week and forget about GSU?
Oh good grief. A perfectly thrown ball puts the Eagles at the Husker 11.
Chinander is being forced to send five to pressure the QB, which leaves one on one coverage with a suspect group of DBs. The run defense has been worse FWIW.
GSU 35 Nebraska 28
To cover the spread, Nebraska would need to get to 79 points and keep the Eagles bottled up for the rest of the game.
Thompson is overthrowing guys. Their QB is not. #Analysis
Three and out.
Fans booing Frost for not attempting a 4th-and-inches at his own 34.— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 11, 2022
I am not booing. Only bad things could have happened if Frost tried to go for it.
At least the views outside the stadium are nice.
Absolutely stunning view of Lincoln from our skyview camera! #NEwx pic.twitter.com/f9kavIpxy0— Melissa Meeder 1011 NOW (@melissameederwx) September 11, 2022
Nebraska is loading the box, but Vantrease answers the challenge by not missing. At. All.
The comedy continues as a stupid offsides penalty on third and five gives GSU a free first down. The DB (Brandon Moore) reached out and slugged the wideout before the snap. #REALLY
Pitch, catch, missed tackle.— Steven Sipple (@steven_sipple) September 11, 2022
Like it or not, the happy world of 10 FBS conferences is crumbling, and we're moving towards a future with a single dominant conference. Eventually the Sun Belt comes for us all.— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 11, 2022
OMG! OMG! OMG! The Eagles failed to convert a first down??? The third and fifteen pass falls incomplete. We shall see the GSU punter for the first time.
ALERT! UC Davis just recovered an onside kick against the Jackrabbits. Apparently some teams practice these things.
Anthony Grant does AG things.
The drive looked like it would stall at third and nine, until Thompson found Washington.
Delay of game. Sigh.
AJAY ALLEN!!! Touchdown!!
Nebraska 35 GSU 35
Now we turn our attention back to the
Queen Elizabeth could run through this Nebraska defense. #GBR— Jaiden Verhage (@jaidenverhage31) September 11, 2022
First and goal. Short
Second and goal. Short.
The record for total yards allowed by a Nebraska defense is 656 by Oklahoma in 1956.— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 11, 2022
As the third quarter ends - with Georgia Southern on the NU 1 - it has 537.
Thunderstruck to start the 4th pic.twitter.com/qbb0NSRlke— Chris Schmidt (@schmidt_radio) September 11, 2022
Nebraska burned a timeout to start the quarter. #NotIdeal
Third and goal. Short!
Fourth and goal. The 19 yard field goal is good.
GSU 38 Nebraska 35
First down. Screen pass with accompanying loss of yardage.
Second down. Incomplete.
Third down. Scramble that is short. Three and out.
The running game was working pretty well and the defense finally got something resembling a stop. So....let’s dial up a baffling set of pass play calls.
GSU continues to call the right plays and execute them well. They are using tempo and finding the massive and plentiful holes in the defense.
But wait...the Eagles were held and faced a fourth and inches at the Husker 32. Of course they made it.
But wait...INTERCEPTION BUFORD!! Garrett Nelson brought the pressure to cause the underthrown ball.
The Huskers set up shop on their own three yard line with nine minutes left.
Who thinks this is going to end well?
Anthony Grant found very little room to work with, but he worked his magic to get a first down.
Anthony Grant has now rushed for his third 100 yard game this season already. He’s also averaging 5.4 yards per carry.— Adam Carriker (@AdamCarriker94) September 11, 2022
It was Washington’s turn to gain a first down. Then Casey Thompson made something out of an ill-advised draw play.
Logan Smothers came in for a run play and promptly fumbled the ball. Replay showed that his knee was down before the ball was punched out. Overturned. First down.
Casey Thompson is back in. His draw play moved Nebraska past midfield. Thompson is running out of gas. He looks tired and sore.
Now Teddy Prochazka is down with an apparent knee injury. He walks off the field on his own.
Whipple remembered he had an Anthony Grant. Grant is a treat to watch; his vision is excellent and he is decisive.
Marcus Washington had a touchdown in his hands, but the ball came out late. After replay, it looked like he had a catch, but was down on the one.
The officials agree with me.
First and goal. Just short.
Second and goal. The clock ticks and tocks to three minutes. Thompson is in!
Nebraska 42 Georgia Southern 38
With three minutes left, there will be two more possessions apiece, right?
Who’s waiting for the other shoe to drop?
Fourth down! Garrett Nelson!
Sigh. The Eagles convert and they march to midfield.
Tommi Hill had his hands on the ball, but couldn’t come down with the INT.
Tick Tock. 1:15 left.
Perfect long pass. AGAIN. The Eagles are in the red zone.
Pass interference in the end zone.
Vantrease draw right up the middle. Touchdown.
Georgia Southern 45 Nebraska 42
36 seconds. Two timeouts.
Nebraska blew a lead in the fourth quarter and is likely going to lose in a one-score game. pic.twitter.com/cbXNgbMKmJ— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 11, 2022
Trey Palmer fumbled the kickoff return, but he was ruled down by contact. Replay confirmed it.
25 seconds at the Eagle 35. Incomplete.
21 seconds. Liewer at midfield out of bounds.
15 seconds. Incomplete.
10 seconds. Trey Palmer got out of bounds at the 34.
ONE SECOND. Nebraska will attempt the 52 yard field goal with Brendan Frankie.
Well, it’s now down to Nebraska special teams to extend the game so this should be good— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 11, 2022
Final. Huskers lose and the Scott Frost era is probably over. Maybe not tonight. Maybe not tomorrow. But it is over nonetheless.