Last week Nebraska pulled out a comeback win over Purdue, 25-24 in what was Tanner Lee’s finest moment as a Husker when he led the game-winning drive. Now the team returns home to take on a hot Northwestern team that has won three games in a row. Nebraska needs this game to build on momentum to finish the season strong.
First, your TV information for Nebraska vs Northwestern:
Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.
When: Saturday, November 4th, at 2:30p.m. CT
Listen: Husker Sports Network or Sirius Channel 135, XM 195
The two teams are pretty evenly matched and this series has been a bit wacky so anything could happen.
We break it down in this week's episode of Hail Varsity's No Huddle.
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What They’re Saying
Mike Riley on tackling this season:
“I think that for the most part our tackling has been better this year. I really appreciate how our defensive coaches coach tackling. We do it virtually every day and then one day a week it’s a pretty lively session. Tuesday’s practice is a pretty lively tackling session. But even with that, without necessarily taking guys to the ground all the time. The emphasis put on position for tackling, the actual technique of tackling is really well coached by our coaches. So, it becomes very obvious where we miss a tackle or what we can go back and work with that player on doing and how that goes. I think the emphasis for it in our practices has been good and frankly tackling in the game is never perfect, but you hope you can go back and help each individual and then it’s going to be really easy to point out in the video with the players today of what those mistakes meant to those drives. That’s how they got at least three of their explosive plays is mistakes at the line of scrimmage. “
Freedom Akinmoladun on Northwestern series history:
“I don’t know, there’s two great teams. Northwestern has a really great team, they have really good offense, really good quarterback, and we just have to go out there and compete every single time and we do that and for some reason it comes out to be a very close game.”
Jerald Foster on run blocking this season:
“It’s the same thing, get on your blocks, keep your blocks and let the ball carrier show out. I feel like we’ve been doing that pretty well for most games except for the last one. I think we’re going to get back to our technique throughout this week, really get back to our old roots so that we’ll be able to have our running backs be able to play the game really well, Mikale (Wilbon), Devine (Ozigbo) and (Jaylin) Bradley.”
Must watch: It’s the 4-year anniversary of the Kellogg to Westerkamp miracle.
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) November 2, 2017
Must read: Jacob Padilla had a fantastic breakdown of the game-winning touchdown drive.
Must see: Backup holder Issac Armstrong took home holder of the week honors
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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.