One of the more forgettable days of the Scott Frost era at Nebraska is going to prove pretty tough to forget.
The Huskers (1-3), a two-touchdown favorite, fell behind Illinois (2-3) early on Saturday at Memorial Stadium on their way to a 41-23 loss. The offense struggled in Luke McCaffrey’s second start at quarterback, turning the ball over five times. The defense had little success stopping the Illini at all. Illinois’ 28 first-half points were its most in a Big Ten game since 2010 and Nebraska was never really able to chip away at the lead.
All of which is to say, there’s plenty to talk about from this one. To do that, managing editor Brandon Vogel and recruiting analyst Greg Smith talk through the offense’s struggles, the defense’s disappointing day and some of the big-picture concerns facing the Huskers in year three under Frost.
Check out the full video below.