For the third consecutive year, Nebraska left its annual rivalry game against Iowa with a sour taste as the Huskers fell 27-21 to the Hawkeyes.

It’s another kick in the shin for Scott Frost’s squad. There have been some highs but the lows seem to be outweighing the highs by a significant margin. That appears especially true right now and it came across that way in Frost’s regular Monday press conference.

Frost started with some big news regarding his current group of freshman and the departure of first-year wideout Marcus Fleming. He becomes the fifth Florida native who was part of the Class of 2020 to leave the program.

One player who struggled against Iowa was center Cam Jurgens. He had five errant snaps in the first half alone. But Frost still has confidence in the sophomore.

Looking back at the game this past Friday, Frost addressed some of his strategy including a possible timeout call late in the third quarter.

With three games left on the schedule, Nebraska is moving forward and hoping to do so with a full stable of running backs.

As for those three games, there will be plenty of questions about whether they will go off as planned. Cancelations continue to happen all across college football, including with Minnesota. The Huskers and Gophers are expected to meet in two weeks but is likely up in the air as Minnesota has confirmed more than 40 COVID cases inside its program.