Nebraska Football: Report Card Grades for Huskers' Win Over Buckeyes

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Nebraska Football: Report Card Grades for Huskers' Win Over Buckeyes
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It was a tale of two halves.

To be more accurate, it was a tale of two-and-a-half quarters and then another quarter-and-a-half.

For the majority of Nebraska's first home conference game in the Big Ten, it looked like the game would be a repeat of the Huskers' embarrassing road loss against Wisconsin.

It was almost too much to bear for Husker fans–back-to-back beatings at the hands of their new conference mates on national television and an 0-2 start to conference play, something that hasn't happened since 1968.

Then with 7:54 remaining in the third quarter, LB Lavonte David stripped the ball from QB Braxton Miller as he fought for yardage, which provided a much-needed spark for the Huskers.

The Nebraska offense suddenly sprang to life and rattled off 28 unanswered points, thanks largely to the seemingly unstoppable Rex Burkhead and a rejuvenated Taylor Martinez.

Amazingly, the Huskers prevailed 34-27. As a result, they set a new record for the largest comeback in Nebraska football history.

Since the game felt like two games in one, there will be two sets of grades; one before the momentum shift and one afterwards.

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