Nebraska football is back in action this week.
After a disappointing showing in Minnesota and a bye week. The Huskers are set to take on the Indiana Hoosiers back at home. They are wearing the alternate uniforms.
Indiana comes into Lincoln after winning their last two games to Maryland and Rutgers. This is the first time IU has been to Lincoln since Nebraska joined the Big Ten.
The Hoosiers leading rusher is Stevie Scott III with 553 yards rushing on the year. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr has 1, 232 passing yards on the year. His favorite target is Whop Philyor who has 43 catches for 559 yards and three touchdowns.
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Date/Time: October 26, 2019 2:30pm CDT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE, Capacity 85,458.
Surface: Field turf
Opposition Blog: Check out The Crimson Quarry.
Series Record: Indiana leads 9-8-3 all time. The last meeting was in Bloomington in 2016 and the Huskers won 27-22. The Huskers currently have a 5 game winning streak vs. Indiana.
TV: The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Brandon Gaudin will do the play-by-play, with James Laurinaitis as the analysit and Rick Pizzo on the sidelines. It can also be streamed on the Fox Sports App with your cable or dish log in.
Radio: Huskers sports radio network. The audio can also be streamed live for free at huskers.com. The crew will be: Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, and Ben McLaughlin. Satellite radio options include: XM Simulcast 83; Sirius Simulcast 83
Weather: A sunny and breezy day with a high of 67 degrees forecast.
Odds: Nebraska is favored by .5-1.5 points.
Linebacker Mohammed Barry has led the team in tackles in 14 of the last 19 games. He has recorded 216 career tackles and is just 4 away from breaking the top 25 on Nebraska’s Career Tackles List.
Cornerback Lamar Jackson ranks 2nd nationally in pass breakups with 11. He is 2 pass breakups from the top ten season list and just 6 away from tying the season record.
Wan’Dale Robinson’s 2 receptions against Minnesota gave him a total of 27 for the year. Which beats Stanley Morgan Jr.’s record for a true freshman set in 2015.
Head Coach Scott Frost on Maurice Washington’s status with the Nebraska Football Team
“I think it’s still to be determined. I don’t see him being part of the plans for the immediate future. The farther-out-future, we’ll have to determine that based on circumstances.”
On wearing alternate uniforms in this week’s game
“I told the team this morning that if we’re going to wear them that they better show up and play with an attitude that makes the Blackshirt alumni proud.”
Coach Jovan Dewitt on if injured kicker Barret Pickering would see action this weekend
“Oh, yeah. For sure, for sure.”
“If you’re not going to live up to the standard we’ve set for Nebraska, we’ve said, from day one, we’re going to straighten you out or we don’t want you here.”