Rutgers vs. Nebraska, 10.25.14

Nebraska defensive tackle Kevin Williams (92) recovers an ill-advised lateral after cornerback Josh Mitchell (5) recovered a blocked field goal attempt in second-quarter action at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

TED KIRK/Lincoln Journal Star file photo

Husker coach Bo Pelini's team won 42-24 on Saturday. The victory was never in doubt. It was the kind of sleepy game most people won't remember a week from today.

But Pelini was less than thrilled with his team's execution even while coasting to the 'W' over Rutgers.

"Well, we got the win," he said. "I'm about that that. That's about all I'm happy about. I thought we were sloppy, inconsistent and we didn't play at the standard we needed to. I'll take the win. anytime you win a football game, it's never easy to win. But I have higher standards than what I watched out there today. And it starts with me. It starts with our coaching staff. I didn't like the way we played."

Pelini felt his team was sloppy.

"There were a lot of good things, but you can't take yourself out of drives and you can't put yourself behind schedule the way we did numerous times."

The defense?

"Sloppy. Bad communication. Missed assignments. Dropping coverage when the quarterback scrambles. Things that will get you beaten down the line. It didn't get us beaten today, but it will get you beaten down the line. We've got to get some things fixed. We need to have some discipline on the defensive side of the ball. We were undisciplined."

We'll have much more to come from Nebraska's win.

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