EUGENE, Ore. – Nebraska (1-1) lost 42-35 to Oregon (2-0) Saturday in a game that ended up being a lot closer than expected when it was all said and done. The Ducks dropped all 42 points on the Nebraska defense in the first half, but was blanked in the second half.
Throughout the game, there was plenty of quality content on Twitter. Here’s some of the top tweets.
In the first quarter, Nebraska tailback Tre Bryant almost had his head ripped off. We’ll mark this down as right place, right time.
Yep. Facemask pic.twitter.com/g8ulcoOKJG
— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) September 9, 2017
The Huskers’ Achilles heel in the first half proved to be third downs. Look away Nebraska fans.
Oregon's 3rd downs so far:
32-yard pass play.
— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) September 9, 2017
Would it really be a “top tweets” post without an appearance from Faux?
Haha Oregon's offense is going to get tired from all the running #badplanning
— Faux Pelini (@FauxPelini) September 9, 2017
Former Nebraska tailback Ameer Abdullah offered up one of the feel-good moments of the game with this tweet about the current Nebraska tailback, Bryant.
Ameer Abdullah < Tre Bryant don't @ me #GBR
— Ameer Abdullah (@Ameerguapo) September 9, 2017
Then Josh Mitchell, another former Cornhusker, doubled down.
. @TreBryant_8 pic.twitter.com/NzS93Pbbq4
— Josh Mitchell (@J_Mitch05) September 9, 2017
Then there was this late in the first half. I hadn’t heard about the “Trees for TDs” promotion, or know about the Columbia Gorge for that matter, but this felt like a solid burn. Forty-two points in one half will bring out that kind of thing.
Oregon has a Trees for TDs promotion. At this point Nebraska's D is gonna replant the Columbia Gorge.
— Austin Meek (@byAustinMeek) September 9, 2017
Nebraska had scored on back-to-back possessions to begin the second half. Then a drive stalled out early in the fourth quarter and the Huskers were forced to punt in a 42-28 game. Punter Caleb Lightbourn downed a ball inside the five and Oregon looked to take over. This tweet probably perfectly captured how Husker nation was feeling at the time.
— Chris Basnett (@HuskerExtraCB) September 9, 2017
I’m not going to lie, this was just funny.
I don't understand why Oregon stopped with the triple option.
— Mike Schaefer (@mikejschaefer) September 9, 2017
After the game ended, cornerback Lamar Jackson took to Twitter with a message for the fans.
— Lamar Jackson (@CaptainJack36_) September 10, 2017
Finally, this. A tweet that perfectly encapsulates a truly entertaining but unpredictable game.
The Huskers will be back in action on Sep. 16 when they host Northern Illinois.
Derek is a newbie on the Hail Varsity staff covering Husker athletics. In college, he was best known as ‘that guy from Twitter.’ He has covered a Sugar Bowl, a tennis national championship and almost everything in between (except an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game… *tears*). In his spare time, he can be found arguing with literally anyone about sports.