I thought the unique nature of Nebraska’s opener, featuring two special teams touchdowns, two safeties, two onside kicks, a touchdown celebration that starts at the 40-yard line, and 100 combined passes in a game wouldn’t be topped this year. Sadly, I was wrong. Way wrong.
Somehow, in one game, Nebraska’s offense managed a fumbled exchange, two Pick 6s, 7 drops, consecutive penalties putting them in 1st and 24, 3 sacks, and two QB rushing touchdowns from a guy who hadn’t scored a rushing TD since he was a high school senior in 2012. It also featured three consecutive terrible punt return decisions from a senior who was once an All American in doing it. Because, with the defense finally figuring things out against a weak offense, why the *^#$ not, right?
Fair warning. If you’re expecting a post making you feel better about this season, it’s not coming so close the browser now. If you’re forging ahead, we’ll take a look at how the entire Nebraska offense has come off the rails.