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The Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-0) are coming from a 43-36 win over the Arkansas State Red Wolves last week.

But the comeback ended with a thud on the first play of the drive, as Lee was hit as he threw and the popped into the hands of an OR defender for the game-clinching interception. Especially since the Huskers barely defeated the Ducks a year ago in Lincoln. Herbert has validated Taggart's decision to keep him atop the depth chart by shredding the Ducks' first two opponents for 646 passing yards and four passing touchdowns against just one interception on 42-of-54 passing.

Of course it also helped that the Ducks won. Sophomore Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert had himself a phenomenal game. Freeman had a 28-yard run in the drive. Herbert found wide receiver Charles Nelson from eight yards out, and OR went up 14-0 in less than four minutes of gameplay.

Defensively, there was no where to go but up for OR in 2017.

True freshman cornerback Thomas Graham made two interceptions in between safety Tyrell Robinson's tone-setting pick on Tanner Lee's first pass and cornerback Ugochukwu Amadi's clinching takeaway. That capped a 10-play, 95-yard drive in which Lee also completed a 23-yard pass to JD Spielman for 23 yards. Defensive back Aaron Williams intercepted a pass early in the third quarter, and defensive back Antonio Reed forced a Freeman fumble, which Williams recovered. The Ducks took a 14-0 lead with 11:31 left in the first quarter.

Needing to answer, the Huskers hitched their wagon to running back Tre Bryant.

OR (1-0) opened the year with a 77-21 win over Southern Utah in a game where the Ducks rolled up more than 700 yards in total offense.

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"They want to run the ball, and probably why they want to is they have three special backs", Huskers linebackers coach Trent Bray said of the Ducks on Tuesday.

In the locker room, Taggart reminded the Ducks that Josh Rosen led the Bruins back from a 34-point deficit to stun the Aggies 45-44 at the Rose Bowl. Runs like 15 yards or long pass plays are big.

Not surprisingly after watching that display, OR came out firing on Saturday against Nebraska and quickly propelled themselves to a 14-0 lead. Nelson had six receptions for 106 yards before halftime and finished with eight for 117. Or are they the unfocused group we saw in the second half?

"You can't get any simpler than that, than just kind of feed your studs", Taggart said in his news conference following Oregon's 77-21 destruction of the FCS Thunderbirds in Saturday's opener.

Nebraska's next drive began at the Huskers' 47-yard line. The current Tennessee Titans starter was photographed in a foreshadowing Heisman pose during Oregon's blowout win in 2014, which was Riley's final game in Corvallis. Williams returned the ball 27 yards to the OR 44-yard line, but the Husker got no closer than the OR 35-yard line and punted.

In what seemed like an offensive first-quarter battle, OR scored again making it 21-7.

The Nebraska offense cooled off after their second scoring drive of the half however, and failed to score on their next four possessions. As the Huskers mounted a startling second-half comeback, he started to wonder why he brought it up.

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