It happened again.

Despite owning a 21-6 lead in the second half of the Black Friday game against Iowa, Nebraska found away to lose a 1-possession game. Despite scoring just 1 offensive touchdown, the Hawkeyes escaped Lincoln with a 28-21 victory to improve to 10-2 on the season and keep their B1G West hopes alive.

Nebraska, on the other hand, fell to 3-9 on the year. The Huskers have never reached the postseason under head coach Scott Frost and continue to have issues in tight games.

With Friday’s loss, Nebraska became the first team in the history of college football to lose 9 games by single digits, according to Big Ten Network’s Dave Revsine. The largest loss of the year was to Ohio State, a 26-17 defeat.

The other 8 games were decided by 8 points or less — in other words, 1-possession games.

It’s the epitome of pain. It also perfectly sums up how this season has gone for the Huskers. While incredibly entertaining — they were in every single contest, regardless of opponent — they just couldn’t close the deal.

The book now closes on the 2021 season. Nebraska will now look ahead to ending this streak in 2022.