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UCLA piled up 653 yards of total offense against Nebraska. To put that in perspective, in 2007 Kansas beat Nebraska 76-39, in a game that is widely seen as the one that ultimately got Bill Callahan fired. Nebraska fans thought that defensive performance was the low-water mark they would see from their squad.
Kansas had 572 yards of total offense that afternoon in Lawrence.
It wasn’t just the numbers that were distressing. It was the missed tackles, the penalties, the turnovers—in short, it was the return of everything we did not see against Southern Miss and that made the prospects of the 2012 season so tantalizing.
Well, those prospects just took a significant hit after Nebraska’s performance in Pasadena. Pelini took responsibility for the performance himself, and for improving that performance in coming weeks. But UCLA provided a dramatic reality check for the Children of the Corn after Nebraska’s performance the week earlier.
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