Three quick takes from World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel on Nebraska's 48-25 win over Minnesota on Saturday.
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Can we restart the season?: This was the Nebraska team you expected to see. This was the coaching you were hoping NU would get. Everything showed up: consistent quarterback play, offensive playmaking, defensive turnovers, special teams plays, physical line play, even a 99-yard touchdown drive. It’s one game, but it feels as if it could be the beginning of something. A new season.
Husker offense warming up: In the seventh game, the Huskers flashed an identity that will serve this roster well: offensive playmaking. Terrell Newby’s 69-yard touchdown gallop. Alonzo Moore’s dive in the end zone. De’Mornay Pierson-El’s acrobatic touchdown. Cethan Carter extending the ball to the pylon. And Tommy Armstrong playing point guard, distributing accurate arrows. One big play seemed to feed off the next.
About that one series ...: Credit where it is due: Danny Langsdorf called a heck of a game (after three incompletions that failed to run clock in the fourth quarter, he went back to feeding the run game). NU only had two penalties. The secondary came up with two interceptions. And they did it all while wearing white pants. Good luck finding something to complain about this week.