Urban Meyer has one big concern about Nebraska's offense
For Nebraska, the offense was good, but not great.
The Huskers totaled just 370 yards on offense in their 52-17 loss to Ohio State on Saturday. The mix was 210 passing yards and 160 rushing yards, with quarterback Adrian Martinez running for 85 yards and a touchdown. Martinez was just 12-of-15 for 105 yards, with no scores in the air.
Also taking snaps for Nebraska was redshirt freshman Luke McCaffrey who completed 4-of-5 passing for 55 yards, along with rushing for 80 yards on nine carries. The pair also fumbled twice.
By comparison, Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields threw for 276 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while running for a score and totaling 54 yards on the ground.
Huskers’ coach Scott Frost appears to be facing a difficult road on offense, as one of the biggest concerns emerging from the opener is the skill of the Nebraska offense.
In an appearance on the Big Ten Network, former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer was quick to point out the problem.
“I think he’s a really good play-caller, obviously, and the game plan — I just worry about their offensive skill,” Meyer said. “I just did not feel the presence of — it was a very new secondary for Ohio State but I felt no push off the line of scrimmage and I don’t know if his concerns are the quarterback. I think his concerns are playmakers around the quarterback.”
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