In Nebraska's surprisingly-close 42-29 win over the upset-minded Fresno State Bulldogs, the Cornhuskers had a mixed bag of results. Here we'll highlight three positives and three negatives about the Huskers' performance.
After Bo Pelini and company expressed a desire to see improvement from Week 1 to Week 2, most of the fans expected to see a more consistent and more dominant football team trot out onto the field. What they got instead was a team that was outplayed in nearly every aspect of the game, but scraped by on the fleet feet and clutch hands of some promising freshmen (and, of course, a couple explosive runs by Taylor Martinez).
And don't let the score fool you—Nebraska definitely scraped by in this one. Fresno State led 17-14 at halftime, and the Cornhuskers didn't pull away until late in the fourth quarter.
Now we'll assess the good and bad of Nebraska's win and determine what to take away from the nail-biter with the Bulldogs.