Casey Thompson requests all questions about Texas football stop

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After getting off to a good start in the first half against the Northwestern Wildcats, former Texas football quarterback and new Nebraska Cornhuskers starter Casey Thompson saw his team collapse in the final 30 minutes. The redshirt junior Thompson also had a tough stretch in the second half himself.

Thompson tossed two picks and didn’t have any touchdowns in the second half after picking up two total touchdowns without any turnovers in the first half last weekend.

And that bad second half led to head coach Scott Frost and the Huskers falling short in agonizing fashion by the final score of 31-28.

Plenty of question marks have emerged for the Huskers in the last couple of days since this tough loss to Northwestern. Whether it be the poorly timed onside kick call from Frost in the second half or the complete and total collapse of the defense, there are a lot more questions than answers for Nebraska at the moment.

Nebraska QB Casey Thompson asks that all questions concerning Texas football stop

Following the loss to Northwestern last weekend, Thompson even requested that “reporters not ask about Texas” in his press conference on Aug. 30.

Here’s more on what Thompson had to say on this matter.

"“Moving forward from here on out, I don’t really want to be asked questions about Texas because I am trying to focus on Nebraska and moving forward with this team.”"

Thompson also talked about the respect he has for Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian and his former teammates on the Forty Acres.

"“I don’t want to stir the pot about anything and I am not trying to go down that path. I wish them the best of luck. I have a lot of respect for Coach Sark and that team. They’ve always had talent. Talent’s never really been an issue. They have a really good team, really good coach.”"

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Thompson and the Huskers are now sporting a record of 0-1 (0-1 Big Ten) heading into their next matchup, which comes against FCS North Dakota on Sep. 3. Meanwhile, Sark and the Longhorns will open up their regular season slate at home on Sep. 3 against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.