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Huskers struggle in loss to Minnesota

Nebraska is now 5-2 on the season and 2-1 in the Big Ten. Nebraska is now 5-2 on the season and 2-1 in the Big Ten.


Nebraska struggled in nearly ever facet of the game on Saturday in its 34-23 loss to Minnesota.

Back under center for the first time in three week, quarterback Taylor Martinez struggled to move the offense.

In fact, the loss of offensive lineman Spencer Long was felt as Martinez was sacked a season high four times.  The Huskers had given up just three sacks all season heading into Saturday.

The defense was continually exposed in the running game, giving up 271 yards to a Minnesota team that ultimately outgained Nebraska by more than 100 yards.

"I mean, when you go out there and think you just roll it out there and play, nobody can do that," Head Coach Bo Pelini said.  "You have to have respect for this game.  When you have the amounts of error we had - I've been around this game long enough to know that somewhere along the line we didn't have the type of focus that it takes to play great football."

The Huskers battle Northwestern at home on Saturday.


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