Nebraska football fans had high hopes going into Saturday’s rivalry game with Oklahoma, but the Sooners absolutely crushed the Huskers.
The final score between Oklahoma and Nebraska football on Saturday was 49-14 and even that probably wasn’t an accurate representation of the gap between the two teams.
Nebraska started the game off perfectly. Following a defensive stop, the Huskers took the lead on a touchdown pass from Casey Thompson to Trey Palmer. That connection looked promising, only the Huskers’ O-line couldn’t hold up.
It’s lucky Thompson didn’t leave the game with broken bones. At times, he had no chance and it was clear 10 minutes into the game, that Nebraska didn’t have a chance.
And here are three takeaways from the Sooners’ 49-14 win.
Oklahoma is a playoff contender
The Sooners came into Saturday’s game ranked sixth in the country, so it’s not like they were being overlooked, yet they looked like a potential playoff team Saturday.
The pass rush is downright scary. Casey Thompson had zero time to throw and Oklahoma proved to be a brick wall against Anthony Grant, who was averaging more than 140 rushing yards per game coming in. Grant finished with 36 yards on 13 carries.
If there was any doubt about Oklahoma after easy wins over UTEP and Kent State, there shouldn’t be anymore. The Big 12 schedule will be tough with Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, and Kansas State. All of those teams are capable of an upset.
But someone is going to have to play really well to beat the Sooners who’ve got to have one of the nastiest defenses in all of college football.