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FINAL: Nebraska drops its first game of the season to Oregon

Posted at 7:20 PM, Sep 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-09 23:49:57-04

It was a tale of two halves, but in the end, the Huskers couldn't muster enough offense to overcome the first half deficit. Nebraska lost its first game of the season at Oregon 42-35.

Nebraska's defense simply did not come to play in the first half, giving up 313 yards through the air and 42 points. However, Bob Diaco's defense held tough and posted a second half shutout. 

Tanner Lee had his first taste of defeat at the helm of Nebraska's offense as he threw four interceptions, one of which sealed the game with under two minutes to play. 

Lee finished the game with 252 yards and completed 19 of his 41 passes with three touchdowns. Two of the touchdowns went to Stanley Morgan Jr., who finished with seven catches and 103 yards.

Tre Bryant ran well before going down with a knee injury. He finished with 107 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown.

Nebraska's defense just couldn't keep up with the pace of the Oregon offense as quarterback Justin Herbert completed 25 of his 33 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns.

Oregon's workhorse running back Royce Freeman helped gouge the Blackshirts with 29 carries for 153 yards and two touchdowns.

Up next, the Huskers will face off against Northern Illinois at home Sept. 16 at 11 a.m.