Not even close. With Nebraska, it seldom is.
Bobby Engram sat on a training table in the belly of Beaver Stadium, his arms bruised from the chopping hits that helped cause his fumbles. He is of a new breed, a college football player seasoned not only by play but also by politics. There was a glow about him that he didn't expect to last the weekend. "That was a good win; their defense brought the house against us on every down," he said. But Florida State got 45 points, Auburn 76. Nebraska—Nebraska, again—got 50.
"I'll read the polls," Engram said. "And we'll drop. And then I'll think, Here we go again."