It was a near record breaking night in the wrong direction for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The defense gave up 653 total yards of offense to the UCLA Bruins, which ranks 2nd most all time, in the Huskers 36-30 loss on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. Head coach Bo Pelini was searching for answers from the defense.
As for the offense, things started to go wrong in the second half after scoring 24 points in the first 30 minutes. Offensive coordinator Tim Beck points to two key factors.
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Reading up on what UCLA players were talking about, they all mentioned the safety with 8:44 to go in the fourth quarter that put the Bruins up 29-27 as the play that gave them the confidence to know they could win. Offensively, three-three and outs, two turnovers and a safety in the second half.