In the first quarter against Ohio State (you know, the one NU dominated), Nebraska ran the ball 15 times and threw it three times. In the second quarter, it was 12 rushes and five passes. In the third, when the game got away from Nebraska, it was seven rushes and 12 passes.
Sensing a pattern? How about last year against Wisconsin, when Nebraska called nine straight pass plays after the Badgers took a 20-14 lead? The result was Wisconsin ballooning its lead to 34-14 and functionally ending the contest.
Nebraska will likely face adversity against Northwestern on the road. If and when that happens, it will be critical for Nebraska to keep its composure offensively and stick with its game plan.
Or, as certain wholly remarkable book would remind you, don’t panic!
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