By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Nebraska is now 4-2 and 1-1 in Big Ten Conference play with the loss to Ohio State.
You can call it the letdown in Columbus.
The Ohio State thumping Nebraska 63-38 Saturday night.
The 63 points the fourth most ever given up by the Huskers.
Nebraska didn't help itself out either, committing four turnovers, including three picks from Taylor Martinez.
The Buckeyes gashed the Nebraska defense with nearly 400 yards on the ground and six rushing touchdowns.
Braxton Miller ran for 186 yards and score, while Carlos Hyde ran for 140 and four touchdowns.
"Obviously we didn't play our best football," Head Coach Bo Pelini said. "And, it's like I just told the football team, we need to win out. We need to win out."
"The quarterback run game, we didn't play it well," Defensive Coordinator John Papuchis added. "Bad coaching, bad execution. We just didn't play it well."
Despite a 119 yard performance, Rex Burkhead injured his ankle in the third quarter and did not return to the game. Burkhead sprained ligaments in his knee the first game of the season and missed the following two games. The coaching staff expects the senior to bounce back quickly.
"I think he's going to be pretty stable. I don't think it's serious damage," Ron Brown said. "But, he wasn't able to return. He played well tonight. He had some big runs, he had good eyes, he seemed to be getting his groove back. I could tell going into the game that he was ready to play."
Nebraska has a bye this week and is at Northwestern on Oct., 20.
With the loss, the Huskers dropped out of the AP Top 25.
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