Huskers’ Pelini Says Defense vs UCLA Sickened Him
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Bo Pelini still felt awful Monday, two days after Nebraska's defensive meltdown at UCLA. Nebraska's coach says, "I've been sick to my stomach since that game."
The Cornhuskers (1-1) surrendered 653 yards - the second-most in program history - in the 36-30 loss that dropped them out of the Top 25.
Now they must prepare to face another spread offense when Arkansas State (1-1) visits Saturday. The Sun Belt Conference's Red Wolves feature one of the nation's top dual-threat quarterbacks in Ryan Aplin, who has opened the season with two straight 300-yard passing days.
Pelini looks at the game as additional preparation for Big Ten opponents that run the spread, like Ohio State and Northwestern.