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Nebraska Football

A Good Team Is Boring, and Nebraska's Not Yet

September 7, 2019
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BOULDER, Colo. – Over the past two seasons, the offenses and defenses of Nebraska and Colorado have played 313 downs of football. Nebraska won 55% of those downs. Colorado won two games.

It usually doesn’t work like that. The more efficient team on a down-by-down basis wins about 80% of the time. The Huskers were that both years and won 0% of the time against the Buffaloes.

Someday, when the Huskers are good again you may stop to reflect on what changed. After all those years of failing to get over the hump, how did it finally happen? Then you’ll look back on these two Colorado games and it will become clear: Oh, Nebraska stopped losing games in which it played well enough to win.

 
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