This 17-3 win may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the Nebraska football team. This is one of those games you would expect the Huskers to score 50 plus easily and they could have done that to South Dakota State had they just rolled over.
Now it would have masked to us (the ordinary fans) that the team still needs a lot of work and it may have even been difficult for the coaches to convince the players after a big win that they are not doing things the right way. However, after just a 14 point win in which the mistakes were glaring, the team now has two weeks to right the ship. Bo Pelini thinks the players were buying into the hype.
So maybe some of that hype that was created by the fans and they got a glimpse and can now believe Pelini when he says a lot of work needs to be done.