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Nebraska Football: Ben Scott having statistically impressive season



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There’s been a ton of talk about the Nebraska football offensive line over the past couple of weeks. Many have wanted to see tangible improvement over last year. For the most part, the improvement has been there. The center position in particular has been a source of strength for Nebraska football, thanks to center Ben Scott.

Scott has allowed only one sack across 197 pass blocking snaps. He has a 70.0 pass blocking grade in 2023, according to the official account of the Rimington Trophy .

This is certainly something to be excited about. Scott was thought of as a key transfer for Nebraska football during the offseason. Scott transferred to Lincoln last December. He was able to bring experience to the Nebraska football offensive line, and his start against Colorado was the 30th of his career. So far, he has started every game under center.

Blocking has gotten better for the unit as a whole over the past couple games. Scott has undoubtedly been a big part of that. The line in particular did a good job against Purdue last Saturday. They were able to create a clean pocket for Heinrich Haarberg to throw out of. They were a bit leaky on the edges, but did a stellar job of giving him time to throw.

Nebraska football needed a veteran presence on the offensive line to provide stability. Scott has undoubtedly done that over this stretch. There is still a lot of the season to go, and things could change. Nevertheless, the returns on Scott so far have been excellent, on a positional group where production was sorely needed.

Danny is a Nebraska athletics fan and writer. He also enjoys writing about recruiting in his free time. Danny has been following the Huskers for the last five years. Find him on Twitter @NebCornholio.