A former Nebraska football quarterback had a massive game as he continues to adapt to his new position and different team.
One of the most interesting things about the Scott Frost era is just how many quarterbacks that were brought in by the previous staff are playing football somewhere else these days.
The story of Luke McCaffrey is even more interesting because not only is he playing for a different team, but he’s playing a different position. Of course, at this point in time, he’s gotten quite used to catching passes rather than throwing them.
On Saturday, he demonstrated that once again against in-state rival Houston. McCaffrey had one of his best games since making the shift to receiver, hauling in 7 catches for 99 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Cougars.
That performance helped the Owls forge a 43-31 double-overtime win against Houston. The game was a follow-up to his performance against Texas, and while he only had two catches in that game, he did catch another touchdown.
It appears that the former Nebraska football player has found his niche. His start to the 2023 campaign comes on the heels of a 2022 season where he caught 58 passes for 723 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Suffice it to say, the Huskers could use that kind of production out of their wide receiver room.
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Its been an interesting run for Luke McCaffrey in his college career. After starting with Nebraska football as a quarterback, he transferred to Rice where he hoped to play the same position. However, after one season of very mixed results, he was transitioned to receiver.
He’s found quite a bit of success there.
McCaffrey now joins a growing list of former Nebraska football players that are finding success elsewhere. Logan Smothers has mostly seen success for Jacksonville State this season and Casey Thompson had five passing touchdowns in his first game for Florida Atlantic.