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.

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.