On Saturday afternoon, the Nebraska Cornhuskers kicked off their season with a trip to Columbus to battle Ohio State.
Although the Buckeyes entered as heavy favorites, the Huskers showed up to play early. Nebraska raced down the field on its opening drive and scored a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead.
After falling down 14-7, the Huskers responded with another touchdown to knot the game at 14. Unfortunately, the Buckeyes took over after that, outscoring Nebraska 38-3 en route to a 52-17 win.
Despite getting blown out in the first game of the season, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost remained positive. He thinks the Huskers “did a lot of good things” on the field this afternoon.
“I thought we did a lot of good things and unfortunately some of the things that led to the game getting out of hand were self-inflicted,” he said via Nebraska beat reporter Parker Gabriel.
Scott Frost: "I thought we did a lot of good things and unfortunately some of the things that led to the game getting out of hand were self-inflicted." #Huskers
— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) October 24, 2020
Both quarterbacks Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey found success on Saturday afternoon. Together, they completed 15-of-20 passes for 160 yards.
They also had success on the ground, rushing for a combined 165 of the team’s 220 rushing yards. Martinez also added a rushing touchdown.
If Martinez can keep that efficiency moving forward Nebraska should find success over the final seven games of the regular season.
Up next for Nebraska is a home contest against the Wisconsin Badgers, who dominated Illinois by a final score of 45-7 on Friday night.