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Giving Up TD's on 4th Down

HUSKER HOT SAUCE

Be Yourself - Everyone Else Is Already Taken
5 Year Member
I've been watching a lot of Huskers games last few days, and I'm simply amazed at how many TD's we've given up to teams on 4th down. At least twice in one game during the Frost era. Anybody care to do the research to see how many times we've given up a TD on 4th down since say, 2014?
 

HuskerNash

Scout Team
2 Year Member
I've been watching a lot of Huskers games last few days, and I'm simply amazed at how many TD's we've given up to teams on 4th down. At least twice in one game during the Frost era. Anybody care to do the research to see how many times we've given up a TD on 4th down since say, 2014?
Now that you mention it we have given up some big gashes and touchdowns on fourth down. I had no idea how many or where it would rank but I can’t think it can be good.
 

NY Husker

Recruit
I've been watching a lot of Huskers games last few days, and I'm simply amazed at how many TD's we've given up to teams on 4th down. At least twice in one game during the Frost era. Anybody care to do the research to see how many times we've given up a TD on 4th down since say, 2014?
Sounds like you already started the research.
 

Bigger Ed

Scout Team
2 Year Member
I think it was 10/31/98 when we gave up a 4th & 21 to Texas on their late game winning drive.

It's anecdotal but it seems we lately have a penchant for giving up 1st downs on 4th and long.
 

Husker In Oklahoma

All Big 10
15 Year Member
I think it was 10/31/98 when we gave up a 4th & 21 to Texas on their late game winning drive.
I was in Las Vegas when that game was played. Sketchy memory. Was it really a 4th and 21? Would that have been ballgame had NU stopped them? Ended the 47 straight at home. Crushing loss.
 

Bigger Ed

Scout Team
2 Year Member
I was in Las Vegas when that game was played. Sketchy memory. Was it really a 4th and 21? Would that have been ballgame had NU stopped them? Ended the 47 straight at home. Crushing loss.
Yep, I was at the game. If memory serves, Major Applewhite completed a 21 yrd pass on 4th and 21 and allowed them to score the winning TD with under 3:00 left on the clock.
 

JHudson

Administrator
Staff member
20 Year Member
Yep, I was at the game. If memory serves, Major Applewhite completed a 21 yrd pass on 4th and 21 and allowed them to score the winning TD with under 3:00 left on the clock.

It was a 37-yard pass on third and 21.


A fourth-downer that springs to mind is the 1988 Fiesta Bowl. Florida State's winning TD was on fourth and goal from the 15.

 

HuskrNew

Recruit
2 Year Member
We've given up a whole lot of first downs on 3rd and long too. Lack of a consistent pass rush has hurt us.
Man coverage kills us. Send all the receivers deep, get defenders to turn their backs on the quarterback, run the quarterback. Every damn time.
 
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