What we learned from Nebraska football's 36-31 loss to Ohio State

The Nebraska football team played better than we probably hoped but, there was room to play better.

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The Nebraska football team made a valiant effort against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday afternoon. It simply wasn't enough as they lost to the Bucks 36-31. Check out what we learned from the loss.

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The Huskers have turned a corner

Yes, they are 2-7. They also came into Saturday as 18 point dogs. They even led 21-16 at the half against a team that hasn't punted - at all - in their last two matchups. There has been a lot of talk about the Huskers being better in the last two weeks, this proved it.

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Scott Frost is a gambler, and that's not always a good thing

Yes, I like a head coach to be able to make a tough call every now and then. That doesn't mean they have to be bad calls. Frost made two big gambles on Saturday and neither worked out. One was starting the game with an onsides kick. The botched kick ended up not hurting. It could have been a dagger in the heart. The Huskers had just stunned Buckeye faithul by driving right down the field and taking a 7-0 lead. That's no small feat. It was the first time Ohio State had allowed that all year.

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