With a bye this week, one would imagine the Nebraska football team will focus on ball security as the Huskers prepare to host Northwestern on October 21st.
Following NU’s 20-7 win at Illinois last Friday, coach Matt Rhule said the defense “played exceptional.” He also noted the special teams made some plays including a blocked punt.
Rhule admitted his turnover-prone offense needs some work. “I would have liked to have closed out the game obviously,” Rhule said. “There are a lot of things we have to correct in that regard. But, with all that being said…for a team that’s trying to learn how to win, I thought for the first time since I’ve been here, they kept running out on the field excited to play.”
Nebraska will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Memorial Stadium a week from Saturday. The Big Ten announced Monday that the game against Northwestern will kick of at 2:30 p.m.