Blackshirts shake off doubts, help fuel Huskers' blowout win

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Posted: Saturday, September 7, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — The blister was ripe to be popped. The pressure from mental errors, missed tackles and withering criticism had built up in Nebraska's defense for a week, and the unit twitched with excitement as Southern Mississippi started its first possession Saturday night.

Husker senior cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste lanced the boil three plays into the game. He jumped a pass route so well it looked as though USM's pass was intended for him, and he returned the interception for a touchdown. The angst of a long, ugly night against Wyoming floated away with the customary red balloons.

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