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Nebraska Football

How the Game Was Won: Huskers' Field-Position Edge Was Essential

September 3, 2017

Season openers always have the potential to get a little wild. Remember the time Nebraska gave up 602 yards to Wyoming? And won?

Or the time the Huskers defended 68 passes from Louisiana Tech in 1998? And won by four touchdowns?

Nebraska defended the same number of passes on Saturday against Arkansas State and gave up the most yards in a win since that 2013 Wyoming game. Here’s one key way the Huskers held on for the 43-36 win over Arkansas State.

Field position matters. Anyone who has watched more than a handful of football broadcasts knows that, but on a night when Nebraska yielded a lot of yards the Huskers needed every extra foot it asked Arkansas State to go.

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