Things we learned
1. A full offseason within Tim Beck’s offense makes a difference. The entire unit looked crisp and executed efficiently all day.
2. Taylor Martinez has confidence that he’ll put the football where it needs to go. He may even prefer that defenses crowd the line.
3. Forcing players to leave the game for one play because their helmet mistakenly pops off is silly.
4. Bad games happen to even the most consistent of players. Brett Maher had a tough day. But he’ll bounce back.
5. The improvement of receiver Steven Osborne wasn’t exaggerated. All of the hard work is finally paying off for the fifth-year senior.
Things we don’t know
1. Why did it take so long to move Justin Jackson to center? He fits so well there.
2. Who stuffed the football with kryptonite? Seems like the only explanation for Nebraska’s Superman, Rex Burkhead, to leave a game because of injury.
3. The Huskers responded to adversity Saturday. Now can they do it against a team equal in talent?
4. How many defensive backs does it take to tackle Quincy Enunwa? He’s a powerful blocker, too.
5. The Blackshirts had 11 tackles for loss, the same number recorded in last year’s opener. Can they sustain the relentlessness?