Woah. I said before the game that I didn’t think Ohio State was a great match up for Nebraska and that I wouldn’t be shocked to see Urban step on the gas, but I didn’t see it being 62-3 bad. Though inflated a bit from playing Ryker Fyfe for so long, Nebraska was never in that game from the first minute. Just complete and utter destruction (no pun intended) by the Buckeyes.
We’ve discussed for the last few weeks how the wheels were falling off the Huskers’ offense because of line issues and injuries, and to a lesser extent, steadily regressing QB play that seemed anchored to that nosediving offensive line. The Ohio State game was more of the same, but unlike the Badgers, Boilermakers, Hoosiers and Illini, the Buckeyes had offensive talent and a College Football Playoff committee to impress.
Chalk it up to an unfavorable match up, one team playing its best game in a month, and the other playing its worst game of the year. When that happens with the current talent discrepancy between the two teams, it gets ugly fast. In any event, let’s look at what worked for Nebraska, which was pretty much nothing.