It’s easy to look at Nebraska’s record and believe the program has regressed from where it was a season ago. Anyone who has watched the Huskers understands that’s not the case.
Scott Frost has endured some struggles early in the season, but Nebraska’s 2-6 record isn’t exactly reflective of its performance. With Adrian Martinez under center, two tremendous targets in JD Spielman and Stanley Morgan and a great backfield weapon with Devine Ozigbo, the Huskers own a really high-powered offense.
The Huskers have eclipsed the 500-yard mark four times this season, but struggles on the defensive end — as well as penalties and turnovers — have proven costly. They have posted wins in their last two games, catching the attention of Ohio State’s Urban Meyer.
Ahead of Nebraska’s matchup against the Buckeyes in Columbus, Meyer complimented Frost on the job he’s done early in the season, saying the Huskers are a “completely different” team from a year ago. He also said they’re “firing on all cylinders.”
Meyer said it's a "completely different" Nebraska team this year than last. Said that after a slow start — Huskers started 0-6 — Nebraska is now hitting on all cylinders.
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) October 30, 2018
Nebraska’s explosive offense could cause problems for an Ohio State defense that struggled to keep Purdue in check. The Buckeyes also had trouble against Indiana and Minnesota.
Martinez’s mobility mixed with the playmaking skills of Spielman and Morgan could pose some serious issues for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State needs a win Saturday to stay in the B1G East hunt and the College Football Playoff picture. Despite the Huskers’ sub-.500 record, a win for the Buckeyes is anything but a guarantee.