Nebraska Football: Top graded offensive players in loss to Wisconsin

Nebraska football’s offense struggled for the 11th straight game of the season, but some players managed to stand out.

Chubba Purdy was certainly one of the offensive players who stood out. Of course, in the first quarter, he stood out even more.

Over the course of the game, his performance never really got too “bad,” but the Nebraska football team’s third-string quarterback started to fade into the background a bit. While he graded out well, he didn’t end up as one of the Top 3 graded offensive players in the loss to the Wisconsin Badgers.

Top graded Nebraska Football offensive players in loss to Wisconsin

Jaylen Lloyd

Freshman wide receiver Jaylen Lloyd only had one good play, but it was a biggie. In fact, when he made his play in the first quarter against the Badgers, it felt like it was a big step towards the Huskers putting Wisconsin away early. Unfortunately, it ended up being the last really great play of the night.

Lloyd had one catch, but he took that catch for 58 yards and a touchdown that put the Cornhuskers up 14-0. The catch and 13 other snaps in the game that were at least not counterproductive allowed Lloyd to be the top-graded offensive player, according to PFF. He finished with a grade of 75.2 overall.

Ben Scott

It was not exactly a banner night for Nebraska football’s offensive line, but the Huskers’ center at least had a mostly good night. Scott earned a 73.5 overall grade, a 75.2 pass block grade and a 69.8 pass blocking grade.

In other words, he scored positive grades in all three categories while being one of five players who tied for the team lead with 67 total snaps.

Emmett Johnnson

The freshman running back has been a nice revelation this season, especially considering the injuries to the offensive side of the ball. On Saturday, he garnered a 67.8 overall grade and a 72.7 rushing grade.

That’s why it was a little frustrating to see Johnson get exactly one carry in the third quarter. For the game, he had 13 carries for 50 yards. It’s hard not to wonder if Nebraska football coaches underused him a bit against Wisconsin.