Nebraska football hits rock bottom against Georgia Southern

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Nebraska football was 214-0 when it scored 35 points at Memorial Stadium. After the smoke cleared on a wild contest against a Sun Belt squad that was 3-9 in 2021, the Huskers were 214-1.

Such is the reality of the Scott Frost era. He’s finally put his stamp on the program in a very real way. The Nebraska football program has hit rock bottom.

The saddest part of this game is that Casey Thompson and Anthony Grant showed that they are the real deal. They’re the best transfer players the Cornhuskers have brought in maybe in the last decade. Maybe longer. Probably longer.

They’re heroes. In fact, the offense in general was heroic tonight. They played their best game of the season. Even with an offensive line that still has a lot to be worried about. The offense scored 42 points. That should be enough to win any game against anybody.

But the defense, oh my gosh the defense. That might have been the single worst performance the Nebraska football defense has put up in over a decade. And that’s saying something considering the defenses the Cornhuskers have sported the last decade or so.

Here’s some fun numbers right off the bat:

Georgia Southern had 642 yards of total offense. They had 504 against FCS school Morgan State.

Georgia Southern had 120 yards rushing in the first half. They had 137 yards rushing against Morgan State in the game. The Eagles, who are absolutely a pass-first offense, had 233 yards rushing against the Huskers.

They had three different players who ran the ball at least six times and averaged more than 9 yards per carry.

Eagles quarterback Kyle Vantrease threw the ball 56 times and only had 19 incompletions. He was not sacked. Once. The Huskers have gone an entire game without a sack twice in three games. The only team they have managed to sack is FCS North Dakota. Twice.

Here’s the kicker. In a “prove-it” season for Scott Frost, he’s 0-2 against FBS squads. Dating back to last year, the Cornhuskers have lost eight straight games against FBS teams.

Nebraska football has officially hit rock bottom. Now, where do they go from here, and how fast do they go there?