I watched it. My thoughts:
-Joe Ganz picked up where he left off. He was almost perfect for the first 3 quarters, just ripping apart their secondary. He seemed to lose a little focus and threw a couple picks in the 4th, but we were well ahead at that point.
-Cody Glenn, the former RB who changed to LB this offseason to help out in a position of need played better than anyone could have expected. He's going to get beat plenty this season since he isn't a veteran at the position, but he showed he can fly to the ball and has some good instincts.
-Alex Henry kicked four 44yd field goals. That's an impressive (and odd) achievement in its own right. The crazy part? The Huskers only made three 40+yd field goals over the ENTIRE Callahan regime. You need only remember back to the Cotton Bowl to remember Cally's stupefying refusal to kick field goals outside of 30yds, no matter the situation. Still, that is a startling statistic.
-The defense? Well we held them to 8 yds rushing. Part of it may have been the weakness of our passing defense (which gave up a lot of yards and big plays), but I really did like the way our d-line looked. We got some pressure and hit their runners in the backfield consistently. Also, no broken tackles. The pass defense will need to improve to give us a shot against the Missouri's and TT's, but it's a young unit so I expected as much.
-Lucky had some nice plays, but the o-line was not nearly as dominating in the run game as you would like to see. We're going to need to step up our ability to run the ball as the season progresses, but for now Ganz seems capable of putting enough points up. We just need to be able to eat some clock up if we want to help a vulnerable defense.
-Most important point: we won! And we made it look easier than I though it would be. I though maybe 10-14 point win, and we won my 23. Two more cupcakes (actually I think Western Michigan quite a bit better than either San Jose State or New Mexico State) to get some fixable things worked on. Then it gets tough...