LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska coach Bo Pelini saw his team dissected by a mobile quarterback in the loss to UCLA over the weekend. The Cornhuskers will see another one when Ryan Aplin and Arkansas State come to town Saturday.
Pelini said Monday that his team "will be tested" by the Red Wolves and that the game will be a good follow-up to the 36-30 loss at UCLA. The Huskers allowed 653 yards to the Bruins' spread offense. Pelini said Arkansas State comes at the right time because it will allow the Huskers to get another shot at defending a wide-open offense.
Pelini said he still feels sick about the way his defense played against UCLA. But he says he remains confident in his players and about what the team can still accomplish.