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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.
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Bo Pelini still felt awful Monday, two days after Nebraska's defensive meltdown at UCLA.
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini left Saturday's game against Arkansas State by ambulance after falling ill on the sideline in the first half.
A member of the Nebraska medical staff was seen checking Pelini's pulse in the first half, but he continued on the sideline until halftime. Pelini didn't come out with the team for the third quarter.
It was reported by multiple outlets...
Week 2 was a perfect example of why putting out a poll before the season is a joke.
What did we see?
Well, we saw a "Top-10" team fall to an hyphenated team...at home. My take is that Arkansas was over-rated. John L. Smith is not a bum as a coach. Arkansas lost a ton of talent and leadership, and were counting on Tyler Wilson and Kniles Davis...
Updates. With AP Photos. By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Bo Pelini still felt awful Monday, two days after Nebraska's defensive meltdown at UCLA.
''I've been sick to my stomach since that game,'' Nebraska's coach said. ''I felt we should have won that football game. We didn't, and it hurts. It's hard to live with. But you know what, you...
On Monday night, Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis said the Huskers were looking at everyone on defense and are trying to get faster...enter David Santos and Zaire Anderson.