"If you would have come into our locker rooms you would have seen everyone had their heads down and were mad," said Nebraska receiver Jamal Turner.
The feeling around Memorial Stadium actually felt like a Nebraska loss. It caused junior running back Ameer Abdullah to address the team in the locker room.
"We have a certain standard that we want to hold on this team. I felt personally that we didn't play up to that standard," said Abdullah. "That may work against some teams in lower divisions than what we are, but that's not the type of football that we're capable of playing last Saturday. I know we can be much better, and that's what I tried to voice to the team.
"They understand that our preparation is key and how you prepare is how you're going to play. I let them know to take every rep in practice like it's a game rep, because whatever you do in practice is going to come out on game day. Preparation is key."
Despite the lackluster performance, Abdullah says there is plenty to take out of the win.
"I always try to stay pretty even keel and not be more negative than I am positive and vice versa," said Abdullah. "It's never as good or never as bad as you think. There's a lot of positives we can take from the game. We still have to look at the film a little bit more and try to see the positives and negatives and try to correct those things. Obviously 37 points is good, but I feel like we can be better. We just have to get to work."