The Nebraska Cornhuskers found their second win of the season on Saturday afternoon against the Purdue Boilermakers.
Nebraska jumped out to a hot start, scoring the first 17 points of the contest. The Huskers eventually took a 27-13 lead at the half before the Boilermakers started their comeback.
Purdue cut Nebraska’s lead to 34-27 in the fourth quarter, but the Huskers held on. Nebraska moved to 2-4 on the season with the 37-27 win over the Boilermakers this afternoon.
Following the game, head coach Scott Frost commented on his team’s victory. Although he knows it’s just one win, Frost said he knew his team was ready to “take off.”
Here’s what he had to say, via Huskers beat writer Mitch Sherman.
Today is just "one win," Nebraska coach Scott Frost says, "but I've been saying for a while this team is ready to take off." He said he believes the Huskers' confidence will grow as a result of facing some adversity today and responding.
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) December 5, 2020
Nebraska opened the season with a blowout loss to Ohio State before finding their second loss just two weeks later against Northwestern.
The Huskers then took down a reeling Penn State program. The Nittany Lions were off to a disastrous start to the season, but it looked like Nebraska had found something against Penn State.
Unfortunately, the Huskers dropped back-to-back games against Illinois and Iowa, moving the team to 1-4 on the season.
Following Saturday’s win over Purdue, Scott Frost and company are sitting at 2-4 with one more game remaining against Minnesota.