Five Nebraska turnovers cost the Huskers in Saturday’s 13-10 loss to Maryland.
The defeat means NU still needs one more win in its final two games against Wisconsin or Iowa to secure a bowl bid. Quarterback Heinrich Haarberg threw an interception before injuring his ankle in the second quarter. Jeff Sims racked up three more turnovers before Chubba Purdy led Nebraska on a 90-yard march.
But, facing third and goal from the seven with less than four minutes left, Purdy’s pass into the end zone was intercepted and Maryland drove for the winning field goal as time expired. After the game, Coach Matt Rhule was asked why the Huskers called a pass on third and goal.
“We had a corner route versus man (coverage),” Rhule said. He added Maryland’s cornerback made an “amazing play.”
The Huskers visit Wisconsin this Saturday for a 6:30 p.m. game.