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Jon and Greg provide a “first thoughts” on Nebraska’s first game of the 2020 football season. Greg and I get together to give you a postgame reaction about the Ohio State game today.

Despite the 52-17 loss, some good things happened:
The defensive line played reasonably well.
Luke McCaffrey and Adrian Martinez looked pretty good. Maybe you’re a doomsayer, that no they didn’t. They collectively finished 16-20 passing for 160 yards. They combined for 164 of Nebraska’s 217 yards on the ground. They both fumbled (that’s not good).
The offensive line looked better than it had in a while.
Nebraska kept playing throughout the game.
There were some bad things:
Nebraska’s defensive backfield didn’t bother covering receivers as Justin Fields finished 20-21 for 276 yards and two TDs. His only incomplete reception was when DiCaprio Bootle knocked Chris Olave into the ground to save a touchdown.
Turnovers.
Lack of consistency on offense.
Then there was this atrocious thing:
The uneven application of flags. Nebraska nearly had as many players ejected as Ohio State had penalties.
Then there were the holding calls. They could have made the same calls against Ohio State, but they chose not to.
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