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Despite having a big game individually, including a touchdown, junior wide receiver Jamal Turner wasn't a happy individual on Monday afternoon.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Despite having a big game individually, including a touchdown, junior wide receiver Jamal Turner wasn't a happy individual on Monday afternoon.

"I scored and had some big catches, but at the end of the day we played sloppy," said Turner. "I'm disappointed as a team and not really worried about individual stats."

Coming into the season, Turner was quoted that fifty points per game would be "great" by the Nebraska offense, and the receiver expected them to be "great."

Thing didn't go exactly as planned on Saturday. The Huskers scored 37 points, more than respectable, but left many opportunities on the field.

"I don't know, we just started off slow. We didn't really respect our opponent. We came in thinking they were going to lay down and hand us the game and we didn't execute from the beginning," said Turner. "We just all around weren't focused like we should have been. We felt when we needed to score we got focused and then turned it off once we got comfortable. We felt that we were up so many points so we could ease off."

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini was asked on Monday if he was surprised the offense didn't click at all times.

"No, it is game one. That is why you practice, especially considering going in we had to show them so much because we didn't know what we were going to see," said Pelini. "It was the little things that got us. Like I said, there were some plays for the taking, and a missed block there or a missed read. A couple times if we make the right block or right read, we are hitting our head on the goalpost. Just like I said on defense, I think our offense will learn a lot."

Turner said the Huskers returned to the practice field on Monday afternoon focused, faster, and paying attention to detail. His offensive coordinator agreed.

"I think they were eager to get out there and play," said Tim Beck. "It was good, starting to introduce the prep for Southern Miss, so it is a lot more teaching and listening and learning day today.

"It was week one, for lack of a better term. We did some good things out there, just didn't finish the game real well. We had some individual players break down, and it showed up and kind of hurt us later in the game. We just didn't focus at the end, and weren't able to convert and finish the game the way I was hoping to finish."

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Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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