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Cornhuskers jump on Arkansas State early

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Nebraska's offense wasn't any kind of worry for Bo Pelini after the first week of the season.

The Cornhuskers' defense, however, was a different story.

As expected, the Cornhuskers jumped to an early 7-0 lead as they scored on their first possession.

But the Cornhuskers' biggest concern was a defense that was called out by Pelini for being "too soft" after failing to impose its will on Florida Atlantic University last week.

Pelini's bombast appears to have worked as Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara notched a sack of Arkansas State's Corey Leonard on the Cornhuskers' fourth defensive play. Nebraska had no sacks against FAU last week.

Despite the early production, Leonard notched two third-down conversions to march the Red Wolves deep into Nebraska territory. But their drive stalled and Coach Steve Roberts elected to punt away.

Pelini likely wasn't happy to see that much yardage being gained. He'll have some choice words for the Blackshirts when they come to the sidelines.