What we learned from Nebraska football's game against Bethune Cookman

Nebraska coach leading his players. - [apnews / YouTube screencap]
Nebraska coach leading his players. - [apnews / YouTube screencap]

The Cornhuskers won the game 45-9 over an FCS opponent and there was plenty to learn from the result.

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The Nebraska football team handled their business on Saturday (October 27) as they beat Bethune Cookman, 45-9. There were some good and some bad lessons that were learned against the FCS opponent. Below are the top five.


The defense still needs lots of work

Yes, the Nebraska football team only allowed nine points. Yes, the only touchdown allowed was against the 4th team. Still, the starting defense looked downright bad, at times. That's especially true of the defensive line, when talking about the quality of the opponent. As a whole, the defense played well enough to dominate Bethune Cookman, but there's still quite a bit of work to do against opponents with a pulse. 355 yards allowed to Bethune Cookman is just too many.


Maurice Washington is a special talent

Yes, he only had 48 yards, but those were all in the first half. What you won't see in the box score, is the effortlessness in the way he changes direction. His vision is getting better the more playing time he gets. When he is the featured back next year, he could be one of the best in the country, pretty easily.

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