Nebraska has been close so many times this season. Despite the 0-6 start to the year, the Huskers had dropped three games by five points or less. Wins continued to elude Scott Frost and his team.

It all ended on Saturday. The 0-6 start, the 10-game losing streak and the worry of trying to find that first victory all came to an end this weekend. Nebraska pummeled Minnesota in a 53-28 contest.

The win earned Frost a Gatorade bath and reduced the pressure for the head coach to produce that first victory. But he wasn’t the only one who felt the joy, and relief, of Saturday’s outcome.

“It was just a relief off my shoulders,” Nebraska wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. said. “We work so hard — practice throughout the week — guys deserve this.”

Morgan was critical in the Huskers’ blowout victory. He caught 10 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns, one of the best performances of the season for the receiver. It wasn’t just the production that was critical for Nebraska, either.

“These guys feed off me, and that’s the role I got right now,” Morgan said, according to the Omaha World-Herald. “That’s the role I love.”

Nebraska certainly did feed off Morgan, producing one of the best offensive showings of the season in the B1G. And now, the Huskers will likely put together back-to-back victories next weekend when Bethune-Cookman comes to town.

Then, in two weeks, the Huskers travel to Ohio State.

Right now, Nebraska is satisfied with getting that first win and is relieved it no longer has to worry about that monkey on its back.

It wasn’t just a relief for Frost and Morgan, it was a relief for everyone associated with the program.