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A look at where NU's 59-point loss ranks in school history

A look at where NU's 59-point loss ranks in school history

Nebraska vs. Ohio State, 11/5

Ohio State running back Mike Weber (25) scores in second-quarter action at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.

Saturday's Nebraska-Ohio State game reached the 'Wreck at Tech' territory in terms of margin of victory.

The Buckeyes' 62-3 win at Ohio Stadium marked the Huskers' second-largest defeat (59 points) in program history. Nebraska lost by 60 to unranked Texas Tech in 2004.

Here are the largest margins of defeat for the Huskers:

  • 2004 at Texas Tech, L 70-10 (60)
  • 2016 at No. 6 Ohio State, L 62-3 (59)
  • 1944 at No. 19 Indiana, L 54-0 (54)
  • 1943 vs. Minnesota, L 54-0 (54)
  • 1956 at Oklahoma, L 54-6 (48)
  • 1954 at No. 3 Oklahoma, L 55-7 (48)
  • 1949 vs. No. 4 Oklahoma, L 48-0 (48)
  • 1968 at No. 14 Oklahoma, L 47-0 (47)
  • 1942 vs. Iowa Pre-Flight, L 46-0 (46)

Some other numbers from Saturday:

* The 59 points marked the second-largest margin of victory in a game pitting two teams ranked in the top 10.

* Ohio State's 590 total yards were the most given up by the Huskers since Melvin Gordon and Wisconsin racked up 627 on Nov. 15, 2014.

* The Buckeyes' 34 first downs are tied for the most given up by the Huskers. NU gave up 34 first downs on three other occasions, the most recent to Wyoming in 2013.

* The 62 points given up are tied for sixth in the record books. The Huskers gave up 62 to Colorado in 2001 and 62 to Oklahoma in 2008.

* Saturday's loss marked the seventh time since 2008 that a ranked Nebraska team has lost by at least 20 points.

* The last time Nebraska didn't score a touchdown: Nov. 20, 2010 at Texas A&M (9-6).

* The last time Nebraska scored three points or less: No. 13, 2004 at Oklahoma (30-3).

* Drew Brown's first-quarter field goal prevented the Huskers from being shut out for the first time since 1996 (Arizona State, 19-0).


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