Huskers Attempt to Flush Away Their Past


The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team has been nothing more than a complete and utter disappointment.
The Blackshirts have a putrid 1-3 record through the first 4 weeks of the college football season.
Scott Frost, the now former head coach, has already been fired, along with defensive coordinator Erik Shanander.
Nebraska lost their opener to the Northwestern Wildcats in Ireland, 31-28. After a stellar first half from Casey Thompson, the Huskers continued their strong play for most of the second half, and at one point led 28-17 with an 88% chance to win according to ESPN.
But of course, in classic Scott Frost fashion, he decided to attempt an onside kick, which Northwestern recovered. The Wildcats closed the game with 14 unanswered points dooming the Huskers. After the disaster in Dublin, the ‘Skers came back home to Memorial Stadium in front of their beloved fans.
They played North Dakota, an FCS program, in a game in which Nebraska was favored to win by twenty-eight points. After an atrocious first half with the Huskers tied with the Fighting Hawks at seven, Nebraska finally decided to put up some points and went on to win the game 38-17. The next week; however, any glimmer of hope Nebraska fans had for the season quickly diminished. Nebraska lost to
Georgia Southern, a Group of Five team.
The defense was putrid, giving up forty-five points and 642 yards to the Eagles in a 45-42 loss sending the Huskers to 1-2. Just like that, Scott Frost was finally given the boot, with Nebraska having to pay him approximately fifteen million dollars to buy him out.
Mickey Joseph took over as the interim coach for the next game against the Oklahoma Sooners, a rivalry that dates back to 1912.
Nebraska actually looked good, for the first drive of course. After a Casey Thompson touchdown pass, Oklahoma would go on to score seven unanswered touchdowns. Oklahoma ravaged the Huskers winning 49-14.
Needless to say, the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ season has been an absolute disaster. The Blackshirts have looked harrowing, being the fifth worst defense in terms of yardage among FBS schools. Casey Thompson has had the same problems that Nebraska quarterbacks have had in the past—making senseless decisions and committing costly turnovers. Also, the offensive line is absolute “doo-doo,” struggling to block even the North Dakota front.
The one bright spot of this season thus far has been running back Anthony Grant.He has rushed for a whopping 464 yards and five touchdowns through just four games. As a Husker fan myself, I must remain optimistic about what seems like a lost season, as the Huskers face the mediocre Indiana Hoosiers in their homecoming game.