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After narrow win, 'humbled' Nebraska plans to polish its game as it prepares for Fresno St.

  • Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., right, and offensive lineman Jake Cotton, center rear, celebrate with running back Ameer Abdullah, left, after Abdullah scored the winning touchdown against McNeese State in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Nebraska won 31-24. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., right, and offensive lineman Jake Cotton, center rear, celebrate with running back Ameer Abdullah, left, after Abdullah scored the winning touchdown against McNeese State in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Nebraska won 31-24. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

  • McNeese State quarterback Tyler Bolfing (8) throws in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    McNeese State quarterback Tyler Bolfing (8) throws in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah (8) tries to break a tackle by McNeese State defensive back Brent Spikes (6) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah (8) tries to break a tackle by McNeese State defensive back Brent Spikes (6) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

Nebraska players are starting the week concerned about themselves more than they are about Fresno State. They say some self-reflection is in order after Saturday's close call against McNeese State.

Offensive tackle Alex Lewis called it a "humbling game" and that a similar effort probably won't be good enough to win many other games.

The Cowboys of the second-tier Football Championship Subdivision erased a 10-point deficit and were tied with Nebraska (2-0) in the final minute. The Cornhuskers won 31-24 on Ameer Abdullah's tackle-busting catch-and-run for a 58-yard touchdown with 20 seconds left.

The Huskers, who fell out of the Top 25, play at Fresno State (0-2) this week.