Nebraska-Michigan State: Five things we learned, still don’t know

November 19, 2018

LINCOLN — Five things we learned and five things we still don’t know about the Huskers coming out of Saturday’s win over Michigan State.

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Five things we learned

1. That’s a game that will long be remembered. The snow, the emotions of Senior Day, the comeback, the final stretch of the game. If you were in Lincoln, you’ll talk about that one for a while.

2. Nebraska can compete in gross, cold Big Ten football games with Scott Frost’s offense — against one of the top defenses in the country, no less.

3. It’s probably safe to say if Nebraska played Troy next week, the Huskers would win by 30.

4. Antonio Reed, take a bow. The senior showed up, with seven tackles, three for loss, an interception, two pass breakups and two forced fumbles.

5. Lincoln in the snow in a close game in a fourth quarter is hard to beat.

Five things we still don’t know

1. What does this do for the program? It’s no doubt the best win of the Scott Frost era. Does this jump-start recruiting? Is this what the coaching staff points to years from now as a turning point?

2. Will Barret Pickering survive the mass amounts of hugs he’ll receive in the locker room?

3. How much will Nebraska miss Stanley Morgan? Probably a lot, and he now holds the record for receptions in a career. He’ll be tough to replace.

4. Can Nebraska duplicate that effort against Iowa?

5. Will Nebraska have a hangover from this game? Because that took a lot and it was also a lot of fun.

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