In the wake of the 56-13 win over Southern MIss, I'm sensing two different opinions on this Cornhusker team:
- The rough edges from the first game have been smoothed out, the defense is getting back on track, and the offense is starting to get hot.
- This was a nice win, but reserve all judgment until after the UCLA game.
What amuses (and frustrates) me is that many of the people who believe #1 were the same folks who thought the sky was falling after Wyoming put a big scare into Nebraska in week 1.
As for me, I'm closer to #2. I believe Nebraska is not as bad as they looked against Wyoming, but not as good as they looked against Southern Miss. The truth of the team - and how far they can go in 2013 - is still unknown. And I doubt the UCLA game will reveal any conclusive answers.
Let's face it: the defense still has issues. Big issues. Southern Miss has a slightly below average offense (and that's probably being kind), yet they were able to complete passes to