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Cheat Sheet: Purdue-Nebraska

October 19, 2016

Another week means it’s time to prepare for another Nebraska football game. Can’t complain, though. This is the best time of the year. It’s even better when the Huskers are winning and ranked in the polls, isn’t it? Nebraska will look to move to 7-0 on Saturday by defeating Purdue, which would be a nice change from 2015’s result.

What do you need to know before Saturday? We’ve got you covered with TV information, fun facts and plenty more to get you ready for game day.

Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.
When: Saturday, October 21, at 2:30 p.m. CT
Watch: ABC/ESPN2 (Coverage map here)
Listen: Husker Sports Network or Sirius Channel 81, XM 81

The Nebraska Huskers lost to the Purdue Boilermakers 55-45 in 2015. It was… rough. It’s not all bad though because the Huskers have gone 9-1 since and have started the 2016 season 6-0. Now it’s all about redemption when Purdue rolls into town, which we’re breaking down in this week’s episode of Hail Varsity’s No Huddle.

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Fun Facts

>> Before Nebraska and Purdue met in 2013, the two had not met since 1958.

>> The two programs have only met in Lincoln once before. That was 2014 and the Huskers won 35-14.

>> Nebraska’s No. 8 ranking in the AP poll is the highest for the Huskers since being No. 5 on October 2010.

What They’re Saying

Head coach Mike Riley on quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr.’s health:

“Well Tommy is like a lot of guys at this stage in the year. He missed the bye week of work so he had the regular week of preparation. But as the week went on, I thought that this guy is healthy and feels good and looked well in practice. He was running and throwing and all that. So I think that he is like a lot of guys are today. He’s sore and got some ice on but we fully expect him to be ready to go and play.”

I-back Terrell Newby on the Huskers’ fourth quarter performances:

“I think it’s just our determination to finish. We always want to finish with the ball in our hands. It’s one of the things we always stress, to finish with the ball with our hands and leave it on us so I think it kind of comes from that.”

Safety Kieron Williams on Nebraska’s growth over the last year:

“It’s taking its time to grow in the scheme. We’ve grown in the scheme. We’ve learned the ins and outs of it. I think last year was our first time being in it, so it was difficult to catch up as fast as we were supposed to. But I think now that we have another year in the scheme, we’re seeing the smaller things in it and it’s helped us to grow.”

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