Nebraska starts season 0-3 for first time since 1945

 

Nebraska starts season 0-3 for first time since 1945

This can’t be how Cornhuskers coach Scott Frost envisioned his first season at Nebraska when he left unbeaten UCF last year to coach his alma mater. A slow start, maybe. But this?

The Cornhuskers are now 0-3 after their ugly 56-10 blowout loss Saturday at Michigan.

To put that in perspective, Nebraska hasn’t started its season with that record since 1945, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Scott Frost hasn’t gotten off to the start he would have liked at Nebraska. Trailed 14-0 to Colorado Trailed 17-0 to Troy Currently trails 20-0 to Michigan Nebraska hasn’t started 0-3 since 1945.

Michigan scored in the first five minutes of the game and never looked back. The Wolverines were up 39-0 at the half and had more than twice as many points as Nebraska had total yards, with 17.

The Huskers didn’t score until late in the third quarter on a 35-yard FG by Barret Pickering. They scored again on a 3-yard run by Wyatt Mazour in the game’s waning minutes.

Another notable element of Nebraska’s losing streak is the fact it hasn’t been able to score in the first half through three games. In addition to Saturday’s game, the Huskers trailed 14-0 to Colorado and were down 17-0 against Troy at halftime.

Colorado went on to defeat Nebraska 33-28; Troy won 24-19.

Nebraska will have a chance to rebound next week against Purdue, with kickoff scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday. Purdue upset No. 23 Boston College 30-13 Saturday for its first win of the season.

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