3. Michigan 56, Nebraska 10
Remember when winning nine games a year at Nebraska under Bo Pelini was boring?
Of course it’s going to take time under Scott Frost. Of course the 0-3 start doesn’t matter in the big picture of what he’s expected to bring to the program. Of course the final score of the Michigan game doesn’t matter.
But it would be really, really nice to not be 0-3 and so painfully awful.
The Huskers only finished with 132 yards of total offense, ran for 39, and was woefully outplayed and overmatched on the way to a 39-0 halftime deficit.
And while everyone will spend the week harping on how bad the Huskers have been, Michigan had something to do with that.
The Wolverine defense was incredible from the start, and that offense that was so maligned at the start of the year against Notre Dame was good enough. Shea Patterson completed 15-of-22 passes for 120 yards and a score, and Karan Higdon ran 12 times for 136 yards and a score behind a line that had a terrific game.
It was the thought from the start – this was a Michigan team that simply needed a little time and some seasoning.
Nebraska needs a whole lot of both.