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Struggles Continue for Nebraska Football Under Matt Rhule

Nebraska football fans had high hopes for the Matt Rhule era, but the team has yet to find success. Under former head coach Scott Frost, the Cornhuskers had difficulty closing out games, leading the FBS in losses by one score and blown second half leads. Unfortunately, the trend has continued under Rhule's leadership.

In their recent game against Minnesota, the Cornhuskers had a 10-3 lead late in the fourth quarter and possession of the ball. However, two turnovers resulted in 10 points for the Golden Gophers, leaving Nebraska with a familiar feeling of disappointment.

The road didn't get any easier for Nebraska in their next game against Colorado. The Buffaloes, who had already surprised the nation with an upset win against TCU in week one, dominated the Cornhuskers. Unlike previous losses, where Nebraska narrowly missed out on victory, Colorado secured a decisive 36-14 win. Nebraska's self-inflicted errors contributed to the lopsided scoreline.

Two players who struggled in the game were quarterback Jeff Sims and running back Gabe Ervin Jr. Sims, despite showing promise throughout the season, has been plagued by turnovers, leading the FBS in this category. In the game against Colorado, he mishandled two snaps and threw an interception. Ervin Jr. also had a costly fumble in the second half.

Nebraska now faces a challenging situation with a 0-2 record. The promising start to the season has faded, and the team must regroup. The good news is that the schedule eases up with three consecutive home games against Northern Illinois and Louisiana Tech. However, they will need to improve in many areas to prepare for the upcoming game against the highly-ranked Michigan football team.

Nebraska has a lot of work to do if they hope to turn their season around under Rhule's guidance.

– FBS: Football Bowl Subdivision, the top level of college football in the United States.
– Cornhuskers: The nickname for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's athletic teams.
– Matt Rhule: Head coach of the Nebraska football team.
– Scott Frost: Former head coach of the Nebraska football team.
– Golden Gophers: The nickname for the University of Minnesota's athletic teams.

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