Cheat Sheet: Minnesota-Nebraska
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Cheat Sheet: Minnesota-Nebraska

November 10, 2016

There’s no place like home. Well, at least it probably feels like it for the Nebraska Huskers. After two back-to-back losses on the road, there really couldn’t be a better place than Memorial Stadium on a Saturday. Fans probably feel the same, too.

As Minnesota prepares to roll into Lincoln, what do you need to know for Saturday? We have your TV information, fun facts and plenty more to get you ready for game day in this week’s cheat sheet.

Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.
When: Saturday, November 12, at 6:30 p.m. CT
Watch: BTN (Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen, Lisa Byington)
Listen: Husker Sports Network or Sirius Channel 135, XM 195

Is there anything to feel good about with 7-2 Nebraska? We think so. Yes, even after that big loss to Ohio State. What exactly should you feel good about as the Huskers prepare for Minnesota? We break it down in this week’s episode of Hail Varsity’s No Huddle.

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Fun Facts

>> Nebraska and Minnesota faced off every season from 1934 to 1952 and then again from 1967 to 1974.

>> With that in mind, this will be the 57th all-time meeting between to the two programs.

>> The Huskers have won 18 straight night games at home in Lincoln.

What They’re Saying

Head coach Mike Riley on playing at home again:

“Well I’m really glad to be home, and I’m really going to be thoughtful about having our team fresh. At this stage of the year we’re talking about a team that has those areas, that I’ve already mentioned, kind of beat up. The combination of getting ready practice-wise with all the stuff I’ve been talking about and also having them physically ready to play at their highest level, that’s where we have a balancing act to do with this team right now at this stage.”

Wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp on Ohio State:

“Obviously it was a tough game for us, tough loss. There is a lot more football out there, a lot more opportunity for us. Like I said after the game, we are 7-2 and that’s great. We want to continue to strive to be perfect obviously. Like I said, there’s a lot of opportunity for us out there and we have to take care of business and we’ll be OK.”

On emotions after the loss:

“These guys are tough and we’ve got a real tough team. That’s already behind us. We had our meetings yesterday and watched our film. It’s already behind us. We are on Minnesota now.”

Safety Kieron Williams on night games at Memorial Stadium:

“I think it’s the best atmosphere if not in the country, definitely in the Big Ten. One of the best atmospheres as far as our students getting into it, and our overall fan base. It’s great playing here and our night games just give us the chance to have that night game advantage.”

Random Links

Must Watch: This video on brotherhood and family for the Nebraska Huskers.

Must Read: The Big Ten Network is about to become the first college sports network to produce a live football game in virtual reality. Read all about it here.

Must See: The latest cover of Hail Varsity magazine, of course!

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