Nebraska Football First Game Recap


Photo courtesy of Anna Reed, Omaha World-Herald

Scott Frost coached against Northwestern on Aug. 28. The game was in Dublin, Ireland.

Alex Vokoun, Writer

Nebraska Football started off the 2022-2023 season facing Northwestern across the ocean in Dublin, Ireland. The game was on Aug. 27. Nebraska was 13 point favorites going into the game.


Nebraska started off the game strong with an 8 play 75-yard drive that capped off with a 32-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Casey Thompson. Nebraska then responded to a Northwestern field goal with a one-yard touchdown run by Thompson making the score 14-3. The score at the half was 14-17, Northwestern leading. 


Nebraska started off the second half strong scoring two back-to-back touchdowns to put the score to 28-17. Two Nebraska turnovers then led to two Northwestern touchdowns making the final score 31-28, Northwestern.


“The offense was all right, the receivers need to pick it up a bit,” sophomore Kaleb Bolte said. “Thompson played well. The play call needs some work, we need to run the ball a bit more and the onside kick was questionable.”


Nebraska did an onside kick while winning 28-17 with 9:08 minutes left in the third quarter.


Nebraska football under the Scott Frost regime continues to come short in one-score games. Scott Frost’s record in one-score games is now 5-21. Nebraska is the first Power 5 team to lose nine straight one-score games since Iowa State in 2014-2016.

“We gotta win the one possession games, have to be smarter with our play calls,” Bolte said. “We won the first half, we just can’t let off, you gotta act like it’s a one-score game the whole game.”


Nebraska has their home-opener at Memorial Stadium against North Dakota at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, having a 98 percent chance of victory by ESPN. Even with the loss in Ireland against Northwestern, Nebraska is still predicted to be bowl eligible with a 6-6 record.