Nebraska suffered the second loss of the season, upset by Georgia Southern


Georgia Southern upset Nebraska 45-42 Saturday night in Lincoln, Neb., possibly administering a final blow to Scott Frost in what could soon be considered a failed coaching tenure.

“We just couldn’t stop it,” Frost said after the game. “You can’t give up so many yards and so many points and expect to win games.”

The Eagles, in earning their first victory over a Power 5 opponent since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2014, have rushed for 75 yards in 11 games, starting with 3:05 left at Memorial Stadium. Quarterback Kyle Vantrease threw it from 6 yards for the game-winning score with 36 seconds left.

A 52-yard field goal attempt by Nebraska’s Timmy Bleekrode sailed left as time expired, leaving the Huskers at 1-2 as they prepare to host Oklahoma next week.

Frost, 16-31 since taking over at Nebraska, fell to 5-22 in one-scored games and lost a 10th straight game decided by eight runs or fewer since the start of last season.

“I’m lucky to be the coach here,” Frost said. “I fight with everything I have. I know there are questions and negativity out there… I appreciate the people who are with us.

Georgia Southern rushed for 642 yards and threw only once, becoming the first team to beat Nebraska at home in 215 games when the Huskers scored 35 or more points. The Eagles capped off a stellar Saturday for the Sun Belt conference, with Marshall wins over Notre Dame and Appalachian State over Texas A&M.

It’s the first time in the AP polling era that Notre Dame, Texas A&M and Nebraska all lost at home on the same day.

(Photo: Dylan Widger/USA Today)


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