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Nebraska Football

Tale of the Tape: Ohio State Third-Down Failure

November 8, 2016
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The lopsided 62-3 final score between Nebraska and Ohio State was certainly a disappointing result for the Huskers, but perhaps the worst part is the Nebraska defense had many opportunities to make it a competitive game and simply couldn't finish plays.

The Buckeyes converted 11 of their 15 third downs and also converted their only fourth-down attempt. The Huskers had Ohio State backed up in third-and-long, held them to third and intermediate and faced third and short, but it didn't matter - Ohio State got the yardage it needed almost every time.
 
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