Indeed, they were quick to chew through much of the football field, covering 72 yards, but like so much of Nebraska’s strike output for the day, it turned into empty calories.
In a match that is almost certain to perform in small parts of the game, in detail, Northwestern came to the stadium with a much better record and then showed off.
“The discipline in our program started with me and the coaches to make sure we got it,” said Frost. “That̵7;s what we’ve been talking about all week is not just playing well, but playing smart. And we didn’t. We made too many mistakes against a good team.
“We have to fix that and I have to fix that.”
Nebraska, however, took the lead in the first half mainly thanks to strong overall defensive performance and a large playing pair from Farmer.
The Atlanta-born player took an assist on his first interception but handled the number 2 solo.
The lucky red-shirt freshman shot a throw-in from Ramsey early in the second quarter after it overtook the senior Husker’s Marquel Dismuke helmet, setting Nebraska around the midfield for a final shot they ended up in Culp’s second goal in the first half.
Later in the game, Farmer played his own big game, cut a Ramsey throw-in, picked it up and ran 37 yards back to the three-yard line of the Wildcats. He was only blocked from scoring by the Northwest midfielder, who knocked him down just out of shyness in the bottom half.