September 16, 2007

The final report card on Nebraska's loss to USC

Nebraska dropped their first game of the season on Saturday to No. 1 ranked USC 49-31. Here's the complete grade out of Saturday's loss for the Huskers.

There were several concerns that came out of this game, here's the complete report card out of the loss. Maybe the biggest issue on Saturday night was Nebraska's run defense.

Quarterback: B-

Even though Sam Keller threw two key interceptions that led to a pair of touchdowns in the second half, I still think he showed a lot on Saturday. Keller finished 36-of-54 for 389 yards and two touchdowns. The biggest thing I think he showed was the ability to bounce back and not quit at the end of the game when it looked like things were really going to get out of hand.

Running back: C-

For the second year in a row Nebraska failed to establish a running offense on USC. Running back Marlon Lucky had 17 carries for 33 yards and struggled to get into a rhythm. Junior Cody Glenn was probably the surprise of the night for NU, as he took more snaps in the game thank Lucky. NU's running backs were probably the most effective on Saturday night in the receiving game, as they had a combined 10 catches for 87 yards.

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