By Chris Palmquist
Lincoln, NE—After surviving a scare against Wyoming, Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini says his team showed some positives.
The Huskers beat the Cowboys 37-34 Saturday night, but had to hold Wyoming on a last-second drive.
The Nebraska defense continued a poor stretch that started late last season. Over its last three games, including the Big Ten Championship Game and the Capital One Bowl, the Blackshirts have allowed an average of 610 yards.
Saturday night, the Cowboys earned 35 first downs, the most ever by a Nebraska opponent.
Despite this, Pelini said there are some positives from the performance.
"I saw some good things out there. I don't know if it was playing in a first game for a lot of those guys and the adjustments that needed to be made, but they caught us in a couple plays," Pelini, who won his fiftieth game as Nebraska coach said. "There were a couple things we didn't react very well to and a couple times we just didn't make plays. I think we'll learn a lot from it. I haven't changed my assessment of what this team needs to be defensively. I still think we're gonna be just fine."
The Huskers take on Southern Miss in Lincoln next Saturday at 5 PM. The game can be seen on the Big Ten Network.