Dropped passes, terrible line play, bad decisions in the zone read and some questionable injuries. That is what every Nebraska fan was left to talk about Saturday evening and Sunday after watching Texas come into Lincoln and give the Huskers their first loss of the season. The 20-13 defeat to the Longhorns was not what everyone was expecting before the game but coming off a bye week, Texas knew what they wanted to do and that was take Taylor Martinez out of the game and that is exactly what they did.

Martinez could never get on track in the running game as Will Muschamp had the best scheme setup to slow Martinez down. Sitting in row 18 in the North end zone I was able to see the game up close. I don’t fault Taylor for not being able to execute the zone read plays because it made no difference if he would have handed the ball off or ran it. A longhorn defender was there waiting. So how do you beat that defense?

You put the ball in the air and trust that your receivers and running backs can catch it. Rex Burkhead, Niles Paul and Brandon Kinnie all dropped balls that should have been caught for touchdowns. Had Rex come up with the touchdown early in the game, I don’t think we would be talking about a loss right now. Niles, the guy just needs to strap it up and go out there and make plays like he is capable of doing. You want the ball, CATCH IT!

Sure it sucks losing to Texas. It was the game every fan was looking forward to. However, it is not the end of the season and the team is still looking good to make it to the Big 12 Championship. The guys must rebound in a hostile environment down in Stillwater this coming Saturday but I have faith that they will bounce back and pick up a big conference victory.

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4 Responses to “Thoughts after the loss to Texas”

  1. Thoughts after the loss to Texas - Nebraska Sports Blog Says:

    [...] Thoughts after the loss to Texas [...]

  2. kevin gallatin Says:

    Why on earth would you do an onside kick with 3 minute’s left in game?Defense is playing good,punt it deep and let the defense get the ball back for us to score.The coaching staff has to make the right decision’s for these kid’s to have a chance to win.This was a bad coaching decision.Come on coach!

  3. Tom Says:

    Who cares about the onside kick. If the receivers would have caught the ball this would have been a lopsided win for the Huskers. Niles Paul calls out the coaches for more touches and drops the ball in the endzone. Helu giving Texas their first score, at least two other dropped passes for TDs, and countless other drops. This was worse than watching them lose to Iowa State last year. Sorry for the jumbled thoughts and no offense to the onsides kick comment I just think it was a non-issue.

  4. Rick Says:

    After watching Iowa State beat Texas, it has become clear to me that Texas practiced the whole year to beat Nebraska.

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