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Nebraska 38, Idaho 17

Nebraska’s Roy Helu Jr. (10) tries to run past Idaho’s Homer Mauga (19), in the first half of their NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., earlier today. No. 6 Nebraska beat game Idaho 38-17 in a nonconference matchup. ESPN boxscore here. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini delivered two postgame speeches after the sixth-ranked Cornhuskers’ 38-17 win over Idaho on Saturday. “I told the defense that they played their tails off,” he said. As for the offense, he said, “They got a good you-know-what chewing.” Taylor Martinez ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns and Roy Helu Jr. had 107 yards and a TD, but the Huskers (2-0) committed four turnovers and had 10 penalties for 123 yards. The defense carried the day. The Blackshirts intercepted Nathan Enderle five times, with DeJon Gomes and Rickey Thenarse taking theirs back for touchdowns, and they recorded seven sacks against the Vandals (1-1)/Josh Wright, SR. More here.

Question: Did the game live up to your expectations?

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