A former Nebraska football quarterback has acclimated himself well to his new team and played superhero on Thursday night in a big win. He’s only getting stronger as the season goes on.
When Logan Smothers left the Nebraska football program, there were quite a few fans who wondered if he was going to find success anywhere else. The very obvious answer to that question at this point is “absolutely yes.”
Smothers transferred to new FBS school Jacksonville State and had success almost right from the start. What’s been most impressive is how he seems to be growing into his role as a starting quarterback for what is now a major college football team rather quickly.
On Thursday night, the nation as a whole was given the opportunity to see what he’s been up to since he transferred from the Nebraska football program. If you somehow missed it, you missed out.
Smothers completed 16 of 28 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns. He also carried the ball 12 times for 37 yards and a touchdown on the ground. But it was his performance through the air that got everyone’s attention.
Former Nebraska football star explodes on the scene
The ex-Nebraska football star not only had three touchdowns, but it was the fact that two of those TDs were come from behind and the game winning scores that really make Smothers’ Thursday night a success.
Late in the fourth quarter, Sam Houston State actually scored to take a 28-20 lead over Jacksonville State. And that’s when Smothers took command.
First he threw a touchdown to make it 28-26, then finished it off with a nice toss on the 2-point conversion to tie it. In overtime, he threw a 24-yard dart to wide receiver Sean Brown for the victory.
The win improved the former Nebraska football signal caller’s new team record to 4-1 on the season. It also continue to show that Logan Smothers has a handle on this college quarterback thing.
On the year, the ex-Husker has completed 60 percent of his passes for 474 yards and 5 touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s also run for 255 yards and 5 touchdowns.
While it’s nice to see Smothers succeed after being a good soldier in the shadows for the last few years, it’s hard not to think about how nice it would be if he was putting up those kinds of numbers for the Nebraska football team.