Nebraska is looking to bounce back from a disappointing performance against Ohio State last weekend.
The Huskers were held to just 184 yards rushing and 47 yards passing. The offense struggled to get something going and the defense couldn’t stop OSU.
This week they look ahead to a Northwestern team who the Huskers seem to always play close.
Northwestern is coming to Lincoln 1-3 and 0-2 in the Big Ten. Last week they lost to Wisconsin 24-15. In this game the Wildecats had 255 yards to Wisconsin’s 243 and only let their offense score 10 points. Northwestern’s defense allows only 318 yards and 21 points per game.
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Date/Time: October 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM CDT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE, Capacity 85,458.
Surface: Field turf
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Series Record: Nebraska leads the series 7-5, in Lincoln it is tied at 3 a piece. Currently Northwestern has a 2 game win streak.
TV: This game will be televised on FOX. Play-by-Play announcer will be Tim Brando, analyst, Spencer Tillman, and sidelines Coley Harvey. It can be streamed through the FOX Sports App with a login from your cable/satellite/streaming provider.
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
New to this week is the Husker Sport’s Networks Spanish-Language Radio Call. This broadcast can be heard on huskers.com and the Huskers App. In the Omaha area it will be broadcast on LOBO 97.7 FM and Le Grand 93.3 in Grand Island and Central Nebraska. Enrique “Kike” Morales and Oscar “El Tico” Monterroso will call the game.
Weather: Partly cloudy with a high of 66.
Odds: Nebraska is favored by 7.
Six of the eight meetings that Nebraska and Northwestern have had while both being members of the Big Ten have been decided by less than seven points. The last two went to overtime.
69% of the Husker’s roster are underclassmen. There are 154 players on Nebraska’s roster and 106 are underclassmen. 102 of the players on the roster have been added in Scott Frost’s two seasons.
Offensive Coordinator Troy Walters on the receivers can take pressure off of Adrian Martinez
“First of all, we talked about that we’re in this thing together. We’re a team, we can’t listen to the outside noise that everybody that says this and that, we have to listen to each other and we have to play together. We have to understand that everyone’s job is important. In this offense, if 10 guys are doing their job and one guy is not then it’s not going to work. The interceptions, a lot of times the quarterback is going to get blamed for it. No. It’s all of us. It’s the receivers not running the right routes, or not getting the right depth, or not being detailed. It’s the running backs, the offensive line giving the quarterback a little extra time. More protection.”
On Northwestern’s Defense
“Their defense is solid. They get after it upfront. Very solid, very stout up front. They’re not going to let you run between the tackles much. They don’t do a whole lot but what they do, they do well. They’ve had the same staff for 14, 15 years. There’s continuity. So the guys understand the scheme and they’re not going to beat themselves. They’re not going to be out of a gap, over play. They recognize formations, they recognize plays so if a guard pulls they understand, they’ve done their scouting report and they’re going to fit it. We’ve got to be detail oriented, sound. We can’t turn the ball over, because they’re not going to beat themselves so we can’t beat ourselves.”
Cornerback Dicaprio Bootle on last week’s loss to Ohio State
“Two things can happen after a loss. You can either sit there and sulk about it and be sad, or you can use the current week as a new opportunity to erase that, to make it right.”
Head Coach Scott Frost on Northwestern
“They make you earn whatever you get. We’re of the mindset we’ve got to go earn whatever yards we get.”