After UCLA embarrassed Nebraska on the national stage, the Cornhuskers can take comfort in knowing the Big Ten still looks winnable.
Of course, even that will be a long shot for Nebraska (1-1) if coach Bo Pelini and his staff can't figure out how to shore up a defense that allowed 653 yards in a 36-30 loss in Pasadena, Calif., on Saturday night.
In 124 seasons of Nebraska football, only the 1956 Oklahoma Sooners totaled more offense against the Huskers.
Nebraska (1-1), out of The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in three years, starts over this Saturday at home against Arkansas State (1-1).
Pelini emphasized after the UCLA loss that his team's main goal - returning to the Rose Bowl as Big Ten champion - remains intact.