Matt Rhule takes shots at Michigan, Big Ten when reviewing Nebraska's record
Matt Rhule’s Nebraska team is 5-4 on the field in the first season of his tenure. He made a point Monday that it’s rough on his players to have to own 4 losses considering the circumstances.
In his Monday press conference, Rhule noted that the Huskers’ losses include Michigan, which allegedly stole opponents’ signs, and 2 other games in which B1G replay made controversial touchdown rulings.
Nebraska coach Matt Rhule: “I feel bad for our players. We’re sitting at 5-4. We own 5-4. But we have one game where the team scouted us. We have two games where the replay was wrong.”
Replay was handled wrong, he said, in awarding touchdowns to Minnesota and Michigan State.
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Rhule pointed to the Big Ten officiating crew’s calls regarding touchdowns in the Minnesota and Michigan State games. Michigan won a 45-7 blowout in September.
The Huskers fell to Minnesota 13-10 in Week 1. Gabe Ervin was denied a score before the half in that game.
Nebraska dealt with a controversial call again this past Saturday. Michigan State took a 20-10 on a 25-yard TD catch that went to review. The ball appeared to hit the ground, but it was ultimately ruled call stands. MSU won 20-17.
Nebraska will look to finish strong over the final 3 games, starting with Maryland on Saturday (noon ET, Peacock). The Huskers are 1 win away from securing bowl eligibility.