Nebraska Football: 3 takeaways from ugly loss at Minnesota

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We may have all jumped the gun on Nebraska football this offseason, but what did we learn about the Cornhuskers in their loss to Minnesota?

Nebraska Cornhuskers
Minnesota Golden Gophers

It was one of those losses that makes you want to burn the game film and move on. Starting from scratch might be the best move after Nebraska lost at Minnesota 34-7.

The game wasn’t close from the get-go and it proved that the Golden Gophers might just be legit and a threat in the Big Ten West. Nebraska, on the other hand, is still a year or two away from contending.

What’d we learn from the Cornhuskers’ loss to Minnesota?

3. Defense is suspect

You would think that Nebraska would have had a good chance to win this one if Tanner Morgan passed the ball just 13 times. He completed only eight passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.

If I told you that Morgan would have just 128 yards through the air, you would have believed that Nebraska won convincingly. But that wasn’t the case. Minnesota didn’t need to pass the ball because the run game was so effective all night long and the Cornhuskers couldn’t stop it.

In fact, the Cornhuskers surrendered 322 yards and four touchdowns on over 6.0 yards per carry on Saturday night.

Nebraska’s offense was a problem on Saturday night and the defense was even more suspect. There are some problems on that side of the ball when it was supposed to be much-improved from last season.

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