Nebraska-UCLA was an offensive beat down. No other way about it. Nebraska had 5 first half drives with time on the clock. They scored a touchdown on 3 of them. One ended with a red zone fumble (after an uncalled defensive face mask) and the last was a punt. 6 second half drives. 2 touchdowns, 1 field goal, 2 late punts and 1 ended by the final whistle.
It really didn’t matter what Nebraska ran because UCLA couldn’t stop it. Inside Zone, Outside Zone, QB Draw/Counter, Power/Counter, Lead Draw, Jet Sweep, Fullback Dive all got play. And they came out of a large dose of 2 back sets, with 32 of 62 carries coming from 21, 22 and 23 personnel. Some of these came from Split Back shotgun formations, while others came from various iterations of the I Formation. Let’s take a deeper look.