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I really don’t want to be too hard on Idaho State, as the Bengals came in to Lincoln and tried their best to compete. But it was abundantly clear from very early in the game that Idaho State was completely mismatched by Nebraska.
With just under three minutes left in the first quarter, Nebraska was ahead 35-0. At that point, the game becomes a glorified scrimmage with Nebraska focusing as much on not running up the score as preparing for conference play.
Yes, Idaho State got a nice payday. Yes, Nebraska got an easy win and a chance to give its reserves some playing time. But this was a game that no one wanted to see, and college football as a whole would be better if such games were no longer played.
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