Nebraska finishes their 2021 college football season with their fifth consecutive losing year despite being able to score more points than allowed all season. On Friday night, Nebraska hosted No. 16 Iowa in another close loss with a 28-21 score.

This was Nebraska’s eighth loss of the season with a score by one possession.

ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit believes that Nebraska has a good team and that they could be 8-4 or 9-3. He concluded his statement on Nebraska and said that head coach Scott Frost needs to learn how to win big games.

“Had a good football team. Fact they were engaged and playing hard despite SO MANY heartbreaking losses says a lot about him and the respect the kids have for him,” Herbstreit said. “Absolutely stick with him. Kids played hard all year. Could have been 8-4/9-3. Need to learn how to win close games.”

Nebraska has scored 335 overall points while allowing just 272 points all season. In B1G play, Nebraska has scored and allowed 239 for a plus/minus of zero.

Nebraska is a team that has shown potential all season, but they are the first team in B1G history to lose nine games by single-digit points.