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Updates. With AP Photos. By L. KENT WOLGAMOTT Associated Press Even after his defense gave up 653 yards to UCLA and 498 yards and 63 points to Ohio State, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini didn't waver in his belief that things would get better.
Over the last five games, that's exactly what has happened.
No. 17 Nebraska allowed Minnesota a season-low 177 yards on Saturday and held the Gophers to just 10 of 28 passing. Nebraska now ranks 19th nationally in total defense and 41st in scoring defense.
''Obviously, we had a couple games there early on that didn't go well,'' Pelini said Monday. ''But I think we've gotten steadily better as the season's gone on. That's what you try to do. We stayed the course. We didn't panic and our kids have gotten better. Offensively, I think we've been at a high level all year. Right now, we're kind of hitting stride and playing pretty good in all phases of the game.''
The Ohio State game w...
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Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini was asked about the Big Ten's conference expansion on Monday during his weekly press conference.
Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne says he's glad he made it to the other side of the field when he jogged out of the tunnel into Memorial Stadium before the game against Minnesota last weekend.
Coach Bo Pelini asked the Hall of Fame coach to join the team for the Tunnel Walk as part of ''Salute to Tom Osborne Day.'' Osborne is retiring Jan. 1.
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Nebraska running backs coach Ron Brown likes to call Ameer Abdullah ''Mighty Mouse.''
The diminutive sophomore also could be called ''The Man.''
Abdullah, who ran the ball all of 42 times last season, reached 200 carries and crossed the 1,000-yard threshold for the season against Minnesota...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Will Compton has been with Bo Pelini for all the ups and downs within the Nebraska football program the past five years, and no one in the Cornhuskers' camp wants a Big Ten championship more than the middle linebacker from Bonne Terre, Mo.
Compton, like his teammates, says all he's concerned with is Friday's game...
Dylan Talley scored 14 of his career-high 22 points in the second half to lead Nebraska past Nebraska-Omaha 75-62 in the first Division I match-up between the two schools.
Nebraska (3-0) trailed hot-shooting Nebraska-Omaha 46-44 after Kaong Dolouny's tip-in with 15:45 remaining. The Mavericks had hit 61 percent of their shots to that point, but then went cold.
A pair of Andre...
Even after his defense gave up 653 yards to UCLA and 498 yards and 63 points to Ohio State, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini didn't waver in his belief that things would get better.