How can Scott Frost survive this one?

The Georgia Southern Eagles — 23.5-point underdogs — took down the Nebraska Cornhuskers 45-42 on Saturday night in Lincoln.

Georgia Southern — head coached by Clay Helton (USC’s head coach from 2015-21) — had 35 points before they even punted. They finished with 642 total yards.

Trailing 42-38, the Eagles took the lead on an eight-yard rushing touchdown from quarterback Kyle Vantrease with 36 seconds left.

On the ensuing drive, Nebraska kicker Timmy Bleekrode missed a 52-yard attempt as time expired.

Nebraska opened the season with a loss — as a 12-point favorite — to Northwestern in Ireland. Frost entered the season on the hot seat, and the loss to Northwestern greatly increased that talk.

Now add on this loss to Georgia Southern in Lincoln? It’s hard to imagine anybody defending Frost for the job at this point.

The Huskers fall to 16-31 under Frost, and that record has featured 10 straight losses in one-score games (5-22 record overall in one-score games under Frost). Their best winning percentage in the Frost era is .417, “achieved” when Nebraska went 5-7 in 2019.

Nebraska last won at least six games in 2016, when they went 9-4 under Mike Riley (they went 4-8 in 2017, Riley’s final year with the team). The Huskers last won a bowl game in the 2015 season (when they went 6-7). This once-prominent program

And next up for Nebraska? No. 7 Oklahoma in Lincoln next Saturday.

Here’s a peek at how college football fans are reacting to Nebraska’s loss to Georgia Southern and Scott Frost’s job status:

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