In the event you’re a sure age, it doesn’t seem to be all that way back that the Nebraska Cornhuskers have been one of many proudest applications in faculty soccer. The Cornhuskers claimed nationwide championships in 1994, 1995, and 1997 (in addition to two within the ‘70s) below legendary coach Tom Osborne, and had a few of the coolest gamers within the sport.
Sadly for Nebraska, it’s been a tough fall during the last 20 years for the reason that program’s heyday. The Cornhuskers have posted a shedding file in 5 straight seasons, and are coming off a nightmare 3-9 marketing campaign that put head coach Scott Frost firmly on the new seat getting into this 12 months. On Saturday, Nebraska opened its 2022 season in opposition to Northwestern in Dublin as a 12-point favourite within the Week 0 matchup. If most anticipated the sweeping modifications the Cornhuskers made on the offensive facet of the ball over the offseason to instantly translate, they have been once more left upset.
Northwestern beat Nebraska, 31-28, with a come-from-behind victory that provides the Cornhuskers one other bitter begin. Nebraska led 28-17 within the third quarter, however couldn’t maintain on. It’s this system’s seventh straight loss courting again to final 12 months. Hey, a minimum of the beer was free.
As faculty soccer followers across the nation made enjoyable of Nebraska’s fall from grace, even the Massive Sky Convention bought in on the motion. After a fan urged Nebraska transfer down from the mighty Massive Ten to the low-major Massive South, one of many smallest convention in faculty soccer made it clear the Cornhuskers weren’t welcome.
The Massive South is as low-major because it will get, and even they’re taking pictures at Nebraska soccer. Is that this what all-time low appears to be like like?
After all, the remainder of the web had enjoyable mocking the Cornhuskers, too.
Not like this, Nebra-
Who’re we kidding? This was fully on script for a Scott Frost Nebraska crew
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) August 27, 2022
Not gonna lie: “Northwestern will acquire 500+ yards (even whereas working on like each Third-and-long and working a freeze play on fourth-and-7)” would not have been in my high 10 guesses for a way Nebraska would possibly lose this recreation.
— Invoice Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) August 27, 2022
Getting kicked within the dick, the Nebraska Scott Frost expertise for years working now
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) August 27, 2022
Our Nebraska crew group Corn Nation printed a hilarious stay weblog that reacted to the crew blowing one other winnable recreation. Our Northwestern group Inside NU has a happier take a look at the profitable facet.
By the best way, Nebraska didn’t schedule a bye week getting back from Eire, and need to prepare for North Dakota in seven days. It may be one other lengthy 12 months for Frost and the Cornhuskers. The ‘90s have by no means appeared so way back.