Ah yes, the time-honored and always-embarrassing loser’s lament.
Nebraska entered Week 2 as a four-point favorite over Colorado at Folsom Field in what turned out to be a de facto home game for the Cornhuskers…
.. and NU played the role as such early on, rolling to a 17-0 lead at the end of the first half. After that, however, the Cornhuskers were outscored 31-14 the remainder of regulation; after that, they were outscored 3-0 in extra time as the Buffaloes came away with a come-from-way-behind 34-31 win in overtime.
In the postgame locker room after the disappointing defeat, one Nebraska senior decided to bust out the trusty ol’ “we were better than them regardless of what the scoreboard said” card in an attempt to publicly assuage his personal anguish.
“Honestly, it was back-and-forth,” safety Mohamed Barry said according to the Denver Post. “I felt like the first half, I thought it was over with. I thought we were about to (beat) them, it was about to be a blowout. And that’s what it should’ve been. We had them. We were better than that team. In that second half, we didn’t finish and we have to finish.”
So, with that moral victory, Nebraska is now 2-0 heading into its Week 3 matchup with Northern Illinois in Lincoln. So the Cornhuskers have that going for them. Which is nice.