Nebraska's Scott Frost Post-Michigan: 'We Got Beat in Every Phase'

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Nebraska's Scott Frost Post-Michigan: 'We Got Beat in Every Phase'

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Nebraska's Scott Frost Post-Michigan: 'We Got Beat in Every Phase'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — In 2016, when Scott Frost came to town as the head coach of UCF, his team lost 51-14, but he felt like his team ‘outhit’ Michigan in the process.

Well, he didn’t feel the same on Saturday, after the Wolverines curb-stomped Nebraska, 56-10.

After the game, Frost says there’s really no other way to put it other than Michigan was just superior in all facets. “I don’t know how many times I’ve been a part of a game like that, but we got beat in every phase,” Frost said.

It was something of a surprise to the first-year Nebraska head coach, that things didn’t work out at least some kind of way. Not that he thought his Huskers would win, but that they weren’t anywhere close to being in the game.

As he noted, “The game was over at halftime,” which is why Andrew Bunch replaced starter Adrian Martinez.

Before the game, despite Martinez’s uncertainty health-wise (Frost says it was a game-time decision), he felt like his team had a puncher’s chance — especially given how close they played their last two losses.

But that feeling just wasn’t reality when all was said and done.

“I felt great about the game plan coming in,” Frost said. “Thought we had a lot of good stuff for them. We couldn’t make any of it work. Give a lot of credit to them. But, we couldn’t line up and run our most basic play and get three yards. We were second-and-8, second-and-9 or second-and-15 every time. And then they brought sub-packages in and rushed us and we couldn’t protect. We were on our heels the whole day.”

Frost obviously didn’t repeat anything close to his previous ‘outhit’ comments from two years ago.

Asked about the state of his team now, he says there’s still a lot to work with. But with what Michigan was able to do, there was little his team could do.

“I thought they competed,” Frost said. “Execution: no. Physicality: we got whipped. Those are harder fixes sometimes than competing, right? If I had a team that didn’t compete, I’d be really worried right now, but I thought they competed.

“We missed tackles in the hole. We got pushed around on both sides up front. We couldn’t protect our quarterback. We couldn’t get the one block we needed in a lot of things. Couldn’t come up with catches. We were on our heels the whole day. I give them a lot of credit.”

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