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Frost Wants an Attacking Offense, Physical Defense at Oklahoma

September 16, 2021

What’s something that Nebraska head coach Scott Frost stressed to his offense in practice this week prior to the game with Oklahoma?

Attack. The Husker offense needs to attack a Sooner defense that had problems defending Tulane two weeks ago. The Green Wave hung tough with Oklahoma before ultimately losing 40-35. Tulane gained 396 total yards and passed for 296 yards and three touchdowns. The Sooners are 2-0 after a 76-0 win over Western Carolina last Saturday.

“We have a lot to gain and very little to lose in this game, so I just want our guys to play stress-free, not worry about anything and to just attack,” Frost said during his Thursday media availability at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. “We have to run our things as fast as we can and try to go get after them.”

Saturday’s game with Oklahoma is the 50th anniversary of the Game of the Century, which was played in 1971. The players spoke about the once-upon-a-time rivalry this week, may of whom said it’s just the next opponent on the schedule.

More news and notes:

>> The defense’s top priority against Oklahoma is to be physical, Frost said. The Sooners have one of the top offenses in the country, and the key to staying with Oklahoma is to limit big plays.

>> There was no update on tight end Austin Allen’s status. Allen left the game against Buffalo in the first quarter after hitting his head hard on the turf.

>> Frost said Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler is a gunslinger and is fun to watch on film. As for his quarterback, Adrian Martinez, “I think we have to give our quarterback time and mix it up really well,” Frost said. “We’re fighting a little bit of an uphill battle with what they’re putting on the field, but our kids are excited. They’re excited to go down and test themselves against this team.”

>> Missing much of camp with an injury didn’t help left tackle Turner Corcoran, Frost said. But he believes the second-year freshman will see improvement this season. “Turner has a chance to be a special player,” Frost said. “I think he’s just starting to get his legs under him and I’m glad we got him back when we did so he got some reps before a game like this.”

>> With conference realignment going on, Frost said that trying to schedule more big games with out-of-conference opponents is up in the air for now. “With rumors swirling about alliances and everything, I think scheduling is going to have to wait and see where some of these things land,” he said.

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