Last week Nebraska took a loss to Penn State in which the game was out of hand at halftime but the team showed heart and made it respectable in the second half. Now Nebraska takes on its Big Ten rival, Iowa, on Black Friday with both teams limping to the finish. The best thing for both of these teams is to see a familiar face that you don’t like. It could help the teams focus in on ending the regular season on a high note.
First, your TV information for Nebraska vs Minnesota:
Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.
When: Friday, November 24th, at 3:00p.m. CT
Listen: Husker Sports Network or Sirius Channel 84, XM 84
>>22 players will be honored on senior day. They combined for over 200 starts for Nebraska.
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>>Tanner Lee’s 2,938 yards passing is the most for a quarterback in his first season at Nebraska.
What They’re Saying
Mike Riley on what he told the defensive staff:
“One thing about that defensive staff that has remained consistent is the time of preparation put in, what they do to get ready, like for today the presence of the players is impressive. They’ve continued to work that, every part of the game. Even the parts that really stood out the other night. We just missed a lot of tackles, and that part never takes a back seat as to what we are working on, I think that they really dissect the game and then they present a good plan in a positive, optimistic way to the players, and so the message is to continue to do that at the highest level and get ready to play. That message really went to everybody, but and to the players included, let’s do that. This can be considered a little vacuum of what we can do, and what we need to both improve in, and what we need to do specifically game plan-wise to win this game.”
Drew Brown on what his message would be to freshman Drew Brown:
“Just enjoy every single moment you get to spend with your teammates at practice or whatever you’re doing football related. Not that I took anything for granted, but I would do just about anything to go back and relive all of it again. I have no regrets in my time here, but I would definitely do it all over again and appreciate every single moment I had.”
Mike Riley on what he appreciates about coaching at Nebraska:
“What I have appreciated the most is not a lot different than normal. I have appreciated the growth of the program as a part of the culture of the team and I have really appreciated the people here. I think it was an easy place to move into, people are as advertised and so that part of it . . . I really appreciate that comfort, walking around town as we do so often and then settling down and then getting to be a part of this. Walking out in that stadium, I will never get tired of that.”
Must watch: It’s “Wideout Wednesday” and Stanley Morgan Jr. is closing in on 1,000 yards.
— Keith Williams (@wideouts) November 22, 2017
Must read: Bill Moos would like to see Iowa become Nebraska’s true rival.
Must see: Chris Weber is a Campbell Trophy finalist.
Campbell Trophy finalist
CoSIDA Academic All-District 7
AFCA Good Works Team
Team Captain@ChrisWeber49 has a message for younger players, go out and get it.#GBR pic.twitter.com/nM9C0Q13S2
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) November 21, 2017
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.