A lot of things went wrong for Nebraska in its 34-31 overtime loss to Colorado last weekend. The Huskers blew a 17-point lead and allowed a Buffaloes game-tying touchdown with less than a minute to go.
But Urban Meyer has an idea of what went wrong overall for the Huskers and how they can improve moving forward.
Appearing in his weekly spot on The B1G Show, Meyer reflected on the game and how Nebraska can bounce back. He said that quarterback Adrian Martinez hasn’t found “his rhythm yet.” But he still thinks Nebraska can still win the Big Ten West.
“That was a terrible loss, and I was one of the guys who thought that Nebraska (would win the Big Ten West), and I still think they can. They’ve got really good players, I still love their quarterback, but he hasn’t found his rhythm yet this year. The way they finished the season last year with the momentum, I think they have good staff, (and) good players.”
Meyer hearkened back to a serious loss his Ohio State Buckeyes suffered against Virginia Tech at home in 2014. Ohio State lost that one 35-21 before winning the national championship.
He urged Nebraska head coach Scott Frost to “rally the troops and keep swinging.”
"We lost early in 2014 in a terrible loss to Virginia Tech. You just gotta rally the troops."
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 11, 2019
Meyer reminded everyone that there’s “a lot of football left” and expressed confidence that Nebraska will get things going once they begin in-conference games.
Nebraska is still well-situated for a strong season. Their next two games will be against Northern Illinois and Illinois. After that, they get most of their toughest opponents at home.
Late-September may be an issue though with the Ohio State Buckeyes coming to Lincoln. A win in that game would be tremendous for the Huskers. But a loss would leave them with no margin for error down the stretch.
Can Scott Frost and the Huskers right the ship before the end of the month?