Huskers don’t go quietly against Buckeyes
The Blackshirts held the potent Ohio State offense to two touchdowns, but field goals were the difference as the kicking game once again bit the Huskers in a valiant effort against a top-10 team.
Ohio State’s Noah Ruggles made all four of his field goal tries, while Nebraska’s Chase Contreraz missed two out of three, including a 31-yarder.
Big plays by receiver Samori Toure sparked the Husker offense, which struggled to move the ball consistently, converting just 2 of 13 third downs.
Ohio State used a ball-control passing game to total 495 yards, including 36-of-54 passing by C.J. Stroud. However, the Blackshirts got interceptions from JoJo Domann and Myles Farmer to stay within striking distance until the closing moments.
Nebraska held OSU to its lowest point total of the season. It was also just the third time in the past four seasons that the Buckeyes were held to two touchdowns.
Nebraska slipped to 3-7 overall and 1-6 in the conference with its seventh single-digit setback of the year, including its fourth to a current Associated Press Top 10 team.