Nebraska Football: 5 key takeaways from the Huskers 2018 season

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Nebraska football went 4-8 for the second straight season. However, it wasn’t all bad for the Huskers and here are five key takeaways from the 2018 season.

A few months ago, if you had told Nebraska football fans that they would be sitting here at the end of November, without a bowl game to look forward to, many would not have believed it.

Yet, that’s exactly the case for Scott Frost and the Huskers after another 4-8 season. Was it a disappointment? Certainly, it was and no one associated with the Nebraska football program will say anything different.

However, there were a few reasons why the Huskers ended up 4-8 and there were also more than a few reasons to feel optimistic about the direction of the program. The 0-6 start was regrettable, but even that was party bad fortune.

If Adrian Martinez didn’t get hurt against Colorado, Nebraska probably wins that game and the next one against Troy. If the Huskers just win those two games, they are headed to a bowl game and that doesn’t even make mention of missed opportunities at Northwestern, Ohio State and Iowa.

This was a young team that didn’t quite learn how to win on the road. That will need to change next season, but with some key players coming back, a softer schedule and the second year of coach Frost being in charge, the future is bright.

With that in mind and an eye on next season, here are five things we learned about Nebraska football from the 2018 season.