Published on 11-05-2013 11:47 PM
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And that, my friends, is why you never, ever leave a game early.
You may not always see something amazing when you stay until the bitter end,, but I guarantee you will never see a miraculous come-from-behind victory when you leave early to beat traffic.
Look: I get why folks left before that final drive. The offense had not scored all half, the quarterbacks had combined for four interceptions, and two of Nebraska's top three receivers were in street clothes. I'm not justifying or condoning leaving early, but I do understand it.
Let's face it, for all intents and purposes, the game - if not the season - were over. And despite the win over a Northwestern squad that has now lost five in a row, big issues still exist on this team. Quarterback. Defense. Team health. Linebacker. Offense. Punt returns. Coaching. The odds don't favor vast improvements over the remaining four regular season games. If you're considering making plans for a trip to Indianapolis in early December, I'd recommend reading up on cancellation policies.
But here's the beauty of that last glorious play: for a few fleeting minutes, none of that mattered. Those of us who stuck