The final score wasn't indicative of how one-sided Saturday's game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Nebraska Cornhuskers really was.
The Gophers added two garbage-time touchdowns in the fourth quarter after the game was plenty out of hand to make it a 38-14 final. Minnesota fell to 6-5 on the year in what was yet another lopsided Big Ten loss. Here are five things we learned from the Gophers' loss in Lincoln.
1. From start to finish, Minnesota was simply outmatched.
The Gophers traveled to Lincoln, Neb., as heavy underdogs against the 8-2 Cornhuskers. Minnesota kicked off to start the game and trailed from the first possession as Nebraska kicked a 39-yard field goal on its opening drive.
The Huskers never looked back after their first score, as they led 24-0 at halftime to seemingly put the game out of reach at the half. Minnesota added two fourth-quarter touchdowns to avoid its first shutout of the year, but the 24-point loss was the Gophers' fourth conference loss of ...