5 takeaways from Nebraska's 31-28 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes

The Huskers close the season with a 4-8 record after going 4-2 in their final six games.

Nebraska's football season is officially over. Any talk of going to a bowl with a 5-7 record was put to rest with a 4-8 finish. There were still some things of note and some signs of hope from this game.

1

Stanley got his 1,000

Senior wide receiver Stanley Morgan became the first Husker receiver to ever top 1,000 yards in a season. He came up 14-yards short a year ago.

2

Maurice Washington continues to show how dangerous he's going to be

Mo got bottled up on the ground. Just nine yards on five carries. He showed he can hurt you multiple ways as he had seven catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. That included a 35-yard catch.

3

We need to talk about the defense

Iowa entered the game 80th in the country on offense. They were 86th running the ball. They ran for 266 yards (5.9 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. The Huskers' run defense was terrible all season but this was a game they needed to force Iowa to win by throwing it and they didn't.

4

The culture is changed

Yes, the Huskers are 4-8. Yes they lost to Iowa again. When Nebraska was down by 15, other versions of this squad would have wilted. If the defense can be fixed, the future looks very bright for this program.

5

Huskers are changing the narrative

Nebraska just finished the season 4-8. That's the same record as last season. Despite that, we already have media types talking about being ranked in the Top 25 next season. Something special is going on in Lincoln.

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