Incredible Moment Between Disappointed Nebraska Quarterback And Supportive Teammate Goes Viral

Nebraska Logan Smothers Trent Hixson Keep Your Head Up

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  • A remarkable moment between Nebraska’s backup quarterback and his lineman has gone viral.
  • After losing the game in heart-breaking fashion, the lineman reminded his quarterback to keep his head up.
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Earlier this week, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez underwent shoulder surgery and effectively ended his season. In his place, redshirt freshman Logan Smothers got the start on Friday for the Cornhuskers’ rivalry game against Iowa.

Smothers, who was a four-star recruit, played pretty well. He completed 16-of-22 pass attempts for 198 yards and ran for two touchdowns.

However, he also threw an interception and lost a fumble. Nebraska, which held a 21-6 lead early in the third quarter, allowed Iowa to score 22 unanswered points and win the game by seven, 28-21.

The loss was historic, as head coach Scott Frost’s team recorded its ninth one-score loss of the year. The Cornhuskers finished the season at 3-9, but could have finished the season undefeated if the one-score games had gone the other way.

Thus, they are both the best three-win team of all-time and the most three-win time in the history of the beautiful game. It’s remarkable how unfortunate of a season that Nebraska endured.

After Friday’s game was all-but over, Smothers was visibly upset. He had his head down into his chest on the sideline until his teammate came over to get him right.

Junior offensive lineman Trent Hixson walked over to his distraught signal-caller and pushed his helmet up, making sure that he left the field with his head held high.

Although Nebraska’s season did not end how they had hoped, this display from Hixson is a testament to the culture that is being built in Lincoln. What a moment!