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Tom's Takes: BYU 33, Nebraska 28

Tom's Takes: BYU 33, Nebraska 28

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Three quick takes by World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel on Nebraska's 33-28 loss to BYU on Saturday:

1. Wasn't it nice for Nebraska to have timeouts at the end of a game? Okay, maybe not. Look, the timeouts at the end didn't lose this. BYU has time to set up a Hail Mary? Well, they already have a play ready to go. Mike Riley took time out to make sure his defense knew what to do. So then have somebody get in front, make the play. 

2. Here's what we learned about Nebraska's running game on Saturday: Ameer Abdullah was THAT good. When Tommy Armstrong or the offensive line or the offensive coordinator needed someone to bail them out, Abdullah usually obliged. But here's the deal: Danny Langsdorf needs to decide on one guy soon, too. I vote Mikale Wilbon. Not Tony Kornheiser.

3. You know what? As bad as you feel today, BYU lost starting quarterback Taysom Hill for the season. Talk about a season buzz kill.

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