Nebraska football quarterback Jeff Sims had a bad game, we all knew that, but you may not have realized just how bad he played in Week 1.
There was a time when Nebraska football quarterback Jeff Sims was considered a possible Heisman contender. Needless to say, that time has come and gone.
Against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Sims got off to a nightmare start to the season. One less mistake and it’s possible the Huskers might have won.
While it’s not fair to put the entire game on the Huskers’ quarterback, his three interceptions were killers. Especially the one at the end of the first half, in the end zone.
While Nebraska football fans knew that Sims had a rough game throwing the ball, it might have been a bit fo a shock that his performance was the worst in the conference. According to PFF, his game grade was 14th out of 14 Big Ten quarterbacks after Week 1.
Sims’ 114 yards for 1 touchdown and 3 INTs garnered him a 29.7 percent passing grade. His offensive grade was a bit better thanks to 91 yards rushing on 19 carries, his overall offensive grade was 53.8 against the Golden Gophers.
Nebraska football’s quarterback gets beat out by Northwestern’s
While Sims’ overall offensive grade stacked up better than his passing grade, that 29.7 was the worst by a wide margin. That includes worse than Northwestern’s 50.1 passing grade.
Purdue’s Hudson Card, who struggled in a loss to Fresno State scored a 56.7 thanks to over 200 yards and 2 touchdowns.
At the top of the Big Ten conference was Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy, who the Nebraska football team will face off against in a few weeks. Against East Carolina, McCarthy completed 26 of 30 passes for 280 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Those numbers garnered the Wolverines’ starter a 94.1 passing grade.
Right behind McCarthy was Penn State’s Drew Allar. Nittany Lions fans have got to be excited about a position that has been mediocre over the years more than anything else.
In Week 1, Allar was 21-for-29 for 325 yards and 3 touchdowns. He had not interceptions.
Luckily, the Nebraska football team won’t have to face off against him. Here’s hoping Sims will rocket up the rankings against Colorado’s defense in Week 2.