SDSU went to Lincoln with hopes of pulling the upset. While at first they held their own, in the end the Nebraska cornhuskers took over, but the final score doesn't tell the whole story.
"Congratulations to Coach Pelini and his football team," SDSU Head Coach John Stiegelmeier said.
The Jackrabbits came out throwing punches and trading blows with the Huskers early on. SDSU won the first quarter 17-14, but it was all downhill from there.
"I'm very disappointed our guys didn't come down and play better football game, as a football team, and give our chance to at least be respectable on the field," Stiegelmeirer said.
One player that si always respected on the field is junior running back Zach Zenner. The Zen Master came into today leading the nation on all levels in rushing. Today he tallied 202 yards on 20 carries while only playing the first three quarters.
"He's a good player; no doubt we knew that coming in. We made a lot of mental mistakes and he took full advantage of that. I think after they scored that first touchdown it kind of hit our defense in the mouth that they were here to play," Nebraska Freshman LB Nate Gerry said.
The score may show a decisive win for Nebraska. However the Jacks did come to play and for 15 minutes showed they can play with anyone. SDSU came into this game wanting a win, but ultimately this is an eyeball test to see where they are at as they prepare for conference play.
"We play in the present and really the film helps you move on in my opinion. You can look back and see what happened and what went wrong. Then you can work to fix it in practice the next week," SDSU Junior RB Zach Zenner said.
The Jacks will be busy bunnies in practice this week as they prepare for back to back FCS National Champion NDSU. That game will be in Brookings this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:00 PM.