Lil Red looks happier writing his blog this evening than he has during the week. It was a tough time for him as Coach Pelini was not only criticized by some of his "friends" for the loss to UCLA but was the victim of an audio tape being released that was made without his knowledge 2 years ago that included numerous expletives. Though Nebraska beat South Dakota State 59-20, they actually trailed 17 to 14 at one point. It is obvious that the defense needs to improve before meeting the Big-10 competition. While some of the family got to the game today, Elaine and I were happy to stay home and watch it on TV. We knew it had been some time since we attended a Husker game and found it was on August 29, 1998. Nebraska beat Louisiana Tech 56-27 in that game. It was Frank Solich's first game as Head Coach. Nebraska players included Correll Buckhalter, Joel Makovicka, Bobby Newcombe, Eric Crouch, etc. Tech passed for 590 yards and their All American receiver, Troy Edwards, caught for over 400 yards of it. We went with Don and Jean Kolterman and enjoyed the game despite the hot weather.