Illness was apparently an issue for Nebraska’s players all throughout the week leading up to Saturday’s game against Maryland. It wasn’t until after the game we learned just how bad it was though.

Nebraska had no trouble taking care of Maryland on Saturday, registering a 54-7 victory over the Terrapins in College Park. Aside from one stalled drive early in the game, the Huskers looked really solid on both sides of the football.

But Scott Frost was a little concerned about how his guys would perform this week based on how sick they were leading up to the game. After the win, he painted a pretty descriptive picture of what some of the guys on the roster were battling last week.

“When I say they were sick, they were…coming out both sides, and we didn’t know if we were gonna have them,” Frost said after the game. “It says a lot about how tough they are.”

It might be a little too much information, but at the same time, it does explain just how sick the players were this week. To not only win a game, but dominate 54-7, says a lot about how much the Huskers wanted this one.

With Saturday’s win, Nebraska improved to 5-6 on the season and keeps its bowl hopes alive. The Huskers need a win over Iowa next Friday to get to a bowl game.