Nebraska head football coach Mike Riley made one thing clear at the start of his weekly news conference Monday: despite having just posted a big win over Oregon, the Huskers need to look ahead.
Riley praised NU’s special teams for “doing a really good job” in the win over Oregon. That coincided with punter Caleb Lightbourn being honored Monday as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Lightbourn averaged 47.2 yards on his five punts and placed three of his kicks inside the 20.
The 20th-ranked Huskers open Big Ten play this Saturday with a visit to Northwestern. The Wildcats are 1-2, but are coming off a 24-13 win over Duke.
It’s a 6:30 p.m. kickoff. The pre-game show airs at 1:30 p.m. on News Talk 900 KJSK and will be joined at 6 p.m. on KLIR 101.