The Nebraska offense was nowhere close to the level everyone expected in the season opener. Yes, it was just the first game of the season, but people expected to see Scott Frost’s scheme and Adrian Martinez’s skill translate into a well-lit scoreboard against an inferior South Alabama squad.

It wasn’t the case, though. The Huskers accounted for just 14 offensive points, while the defense scored 14 and the special teams unit also got it the ball across the goal line. Martinez was underwhelming. The offensive line was consistently beat at the line of scrimmage.

None of it looked like the Nebraska team we expected to see. So what’s the positive, you may be asking? Based on what Frost has seen in practice this week, you can anticipate seeing a team more locked in and ready to play on the offensive side of the football against Colorado on Saturday.

According to Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald, Frost said the offense was “leaps and bounds better” in practice that what was on the field on Saturday. That’s a very good sign for an important non-conference matchup against a rival team.

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Evaluating a team after the first game of the season is really difficult. Players are translating what they’ve worked on in practice to a game situation for the first time. It’s not always the easiest thing to do, especially when South Alabama had all offseason to gameplan for the Huskers’ offense.

On Saturday, though, everyone is expecting this offense to be a lot more functional and score a lot more points. Nebraska is going to have to if it wants to escape Boulder with a win.