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Talk about a damp squib of a game. Against Ohio State, the crowd sensed a comeback was possible at the first signs of life in the third quarter. But against Northwestern, even when Nebraska pulled to within three points twice at the end of the game, it never felt like Nebraska was going to get over the hump and pull off another miracle.
So why is the grade so (relatively) good? Two reasons. First, Nebraska is one Michigan State loss away from being in control of its destiny, and Michigan State faces a suddenly-surging Iowa team next week. Second, this loss will make sure that Bo Pelini has his team’s undivided attention for the next three games. If nothing else, you should see a much sharper performance from what it still a young team as they close out the Big Ten season.
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