Nebraska Fans Melt Down After Being ‘Robbed’ Of Go-Ahead TD

Nebraska quarterback Jeff Sims drops back to throw a pass against Minnesota.

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Nebraska fans are in full meltdown mode following a brutal end to the first half of their season opener. The Cornhuskers positioned themselves to take a late lead against Big Ten foe Minnesota. Instead, they left with nothing.

It’s continued a deflating start to the Matt Rhule era as the offense was kept out of the endzone over the first 30 minutes.

Nebraska outgained Minnesota in that first half, 138-125. Unfortunately, a pair of Jeff Sims interceptions stunted the offensive success. The second of those picks proved to be particularly costly.

The Cornhuskers, trailing 3-0, drove the length of the field in their last possession. On a 1st and goal play, running back Gabe Ervin appeared to cross the goal line to give his team a 6-3 lead.

Instead, he was called short.

Nebraska then false started on the next play, though referees would take another look at that Ervin run after the penalty.

After a review, the play was upheld. Nebraska fans were NOT happy.

With the ensuing false start in mind, Nebraska took over at the six-yard line with less than 10 seconds to play. Things soon went from bad to worse.

On the next play, Sims threw a pick in the back of the endzone, robbing the Cornhuskers of at least a chance to tie. They trailed 3-0 at the half though they’ve since taken a 7-3 lead.