Scott Frost and Nebraska aren’t working. The Marriage Made In Heaven has been on the rocks pretty much since Day 1 and the trip to Ireland, to open the season against Northwestern, was likely the final nail in the coffin in regards to his time as the Husker frontman. Since coming home to Lincoln, Scott has led Nebraska to a 15-30 record. In a stat that was pointed out by Reddit CFB, if Frost wins his next 50 games in a row, he would still have a worse record at Nebraska (65-30) than Bo (Pelini) did. Bo Pelini was fired by the Huskers after building a 67-27 overall record.
Since hiring Frost in 2018, the Huskers are 5-21 in one-score games. That’s the worst record in FBS over that span and the biggest cause of the pain Nebraska fans are feeling. Against Top 25 teams Nebraska is 0-13 under Frost, which is the biggest cause of the frustration Nebraska fans are feeling. Frost-led teams have a losing record against all of the Big 10’s West Division teams except for Illinois in which they are 2-2. The Huskers are 2-3 against Northwestern, 1-3 against Minnesota, 1-3 against Purdue, 0-3 against Wisconsin, and 0-4 against Iowa which is the biggest cause of the embarrassment that Nebraska fans are experiencing.
All that said, there’s one big reason why Frost will still be Nebraska’s head coach when Oklahoma visits on September 17th.
Make no mistake, college football is a “bottom line business and that’s why Frost will still be on the sidelines when the Sooners visit. On October 1st his contract buyout drops by $7.5 million which means that it literally pays for Nebraska to keep him through the month of September.
North Texas 31 – UTEP 13
Oklahoma’s Week 1 opponent dropped its season opener in a new blowout fashion. After playing the Mean Green to a near stalemate through the first half (14-13) the Miners were shutout 17-0 in the second half.
Quarterback Gavin Hardison showed some potential, completing 21 of 48 passes for 293 yards and a score, but struggled after North Texas made second half adjustments. The Mean Green ran the ball against UTEP at an average of 4.0 yards per attempt and had an 8.1 yards per pass attempt average on its way to 399 total yards of offense.
Northwestern 31 – Nebraska 28
Despite multiple staff and player changes, this looks like the same Nebraska of old. A questionable onside kick led to the Huskers being outscored 14-0 over the final twenty minutes and change of the game. Texas transfer Casey Thompson replaced turnover prone Adrian Martinez at quarterback and despite throwing for 355 yards he also threw two interceptions to just one touchdown.
Northwestern racked up over 500 yards of offense against Nebraska’s defense but the thing that stood out more than anything else is that the Huskers lost the battle up front on both sides of the ball.
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