Nebraska may not have had more points on the scoreboard at the end of Saturday’s game against Colorado, but at least one Husker isn’t convinved the Buffaloes had the better team.
Colorado posted an impressive comeback victory on Saturday afternoon, defeating Nebraska 34-31 despite trailing 17-0 at the half. The Buffaloes used a strong second half performance offensively to fuel the come-from-behind victory.
After the game, defensive lineman Darrion Daniels said that a lack of execution cost the Huskers the game, but he still felt like they owned the better team in Boulder.
“I said it before, I’ll say it again, I feel like we were the better team,” Daniels said, according to Mitch Sherman of ESPN. “It’s execution. That’s all it is.”
Nebraska nose guard Darrion Daniels: “I said it before, I’ll say it again, I feel like we were the better team. It’s execution. That’s all it is.” pic.twitter.com/VJ3KnHiqRB
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) September 8, 2019
This marks the second straight year the Huskers have fallen to Colorado. Last year, Nebraska lost 33-28 in Lincoln.
Before the game, both Nebraska and Colorado were chirping back and forth, giving this matchup a true rivalry feel. And it felt as intense as it was on the old Big 12 days, too.
The trash talk doesn’t appear to be ending just because the game is over, either.