Nebraska Football: 3 takeaways from shaky win over Northwestern

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Nebraska football was looking to bounce back from an ugly loss to Ohio State and it needed all 60 minutes to take down Northwestern in Week 6.

Northwestern Wildcats
10
Nebraska Cornhuskers
13

A year ago, Northwestern beat Nebraska on a field goal in overtime and the Cornhuskers haven’t forgotten. You can bet that was going through Scott Frost’s head as his kicker lined up for the final field goal with three seconds left and the game tied 10-10.

Frost looked on as his kicker attempted a 25-yarder, after three icing opportunities from Pat Fitzgerald, and it went through the upright and the celebration ensued.

The Cornhuskers improved to 4-2 while the Wildcats fell to 1-4 with bowl eligibility slowly fading — they must finish the season at least 5-2 to make it to the postseason.

What’d we learn from the Cornhuskers’ win over Northwestern?

3. Nebraska still not over Ohio State loss

It was clear from the get-go that Nebraska still has a ways to go if it wants to get over that 48-7 drubbing by Ohio State at home.

The Cornhuskers were sluggish from the start of the game and that led to only 13 points — the final three came in the final second with a game-winning field goal. Scoring 13 points against Northwestern at home isn’t exactly something that will make fans forget the Ohio state thrashing.

This team seemed slower, a little unmotivated and acted like they were just going to roll through the Wildcats. The Cornhuskers need to move forward and maybe they got the last of the poison out of their systems against the Wildcats.

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