Pat Fitzgerald Scott Frost

Scott Frost’s seat is only getting hotter.

The Northwestern Wildcats took down the Nebraska Cornhuskers 31-28 on Saturday in Dublin, Ireland as the headliner of college football’s opening week.

Northwestern entered the game as a 12-point underdog and trailed by as many as 11 points (28-17) in the third quarter.

The Wildcats got the go-ahead score on a four-yard touchdown run from Evan Hull with 11:34 remaining in the fourth quarter.

And Northwestern’s Xander Mueller intercepted a pass from Nebraska quarterback Casey Thompson (who did make an incredible play) to secure the win. Nebraska turned the ball over three times, while only forcing one turnover.

It all went downhill for Nebraska after a bizarre decision by Frost to attempt an onside kick with an 11-point lead in the third quarter.

After the game, Frost admitted, “If I did it over, I wouldn’t make that call.”

So, it’s another brutal loss for a Nebraska team that last won at least six games in 2016. The Huskers are now 15-29 under Frost.

(At least there was free alcohol — and a massive cup snake — for Nebraska fans to consume — until it ran out — at Aviva Stadium.)

It’s a fantastic win for Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern, though. The Wildcats have already matched their 2021 Big Ten win total with the victory.

Here’s a look at how the college football world is reacting to Northwestern’s upset win over Nebraska:

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