Matt Rhule was feeling good about his defense after a recent scrimmage. The Huskers defense made the coach proud.

While the receiving corps in Lincoln has taken some blows as of late, the defense impressed. Rhule described the display from his defense as lights out. However, he did note that there were improvements to be made on offense and in the kicking game.

“Really a day dominated by the defense,” Rhule said. “I thought the defense was lights out. A lot of passion, energy. They’re significantly ahead of the offense based off today. A lot of work to do on offense. A lot of work to do in the kicking game.”

The Nebraska defense will need to improve if the Huskers want to win more games in 2023. Last season Nebraska allowed 27 points per game, which ranked 11th in the B1G. The Huskers also allowed the 12th most total yards per game in the B1G with 414.4.

Nebraska changed coaches halfway into the season in 2022 and finished the year at 4-8 under interim HC Mickey Joseph. Fans will be hoping for a better start in 2023 against Minnesota on Aug. 31.