Nebraska Football

A 31-27 Nebraska Loss, and a Cloud That Won't Move

November 2, 2019

To the right and to the left there’s sun. There is blue sky peeking out from behind puffs of white. The clear and calm lives there. Directly ahead, stretching for miles and miles back, there is this singular black cloud. Dark. Striking in its difference. It drops a bit of rain here and there but this isn’t an angry storm, this is just dark. It blocks the sun and it blocks the blue and it doesn’t seem to be moving. 

Trying to think of how to piece together something new and insightful and unique on Nebraska’s fifth loss in nine games this season and its fourth loss in its last five and its third straight, trying to hear something new in the same words that have been rehashed week after week, trying to figure out how a 10-0 lead turns to a 31-27 loss, and yet this cloud staring back at the sixth-floor press box at Ross-Ade Stadium is all that really makes sense.

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