NORMAN, OKLAHOMA (KCAU) – While renewing one of college football’s oldest rivalries and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the widely regarded “Game of the Century,” the Nebraska Huskers certainly came to play. The offense went toe-to-toe with the Sooners, rattling off 384 yards while the Blackshirts held Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler to a single touchdown. But that left room for another unit to make mistakes: special teams.
After knocking down a 51-yard field goal, former 2020 Big Ten Kicker of the Year Connor Culp went on to miss two crucial attempts in the first half. The woes continued as the Sooners blocked a PAT in the third quarter and returned it for a 2-yard score. Culp is now 3-of-8 on field goal attempts this year, while missing five of his last six. Penalties throughout the game would also cost the Huskers their chance at a top five win.
Four games into the season, it seems the only thing standing in Nebraska’s way is themselves. But now the college football landscape knows of the Huskers’ capabilities, and what kind of team they can become if they’re mistake-free.
Nebraska travels to East Lansing on Saturday to face #20 Michigan State. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m.