Last week Nebraska took a tough loss to Northwestern in overtime, 31-24. Now the team heads to Minnesota to take on a struggling Golden Gophers team. This game essentially serves as an eliminator for both programs for bowl eligibility. There has been a lot of talk this week about tackling this week but Nebraska needs the offense to bounce back in order to win at Minnesota.
First, your TV information for Nebraska vs Minnesota:
Where: TCF Bankl Stadium, Minneapolis Min.
When: Saturday, November 11th, at 11:00a.m. CT
Listen: Husker Sports Network or Sirius Channel 134, XM 196
We break it down in this week's episode of Hail Varsity's No Huddle.
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>>JD Spielman is returning to his home state to play for the first time as a member of the Huskers and is closing in on the all-time record for all-purpose yards by a freshman.
>>Chris Weber has three consecutive games with double-digit tackles and leads the team with 77.
>>Jack Stoll caught the first touchdown of his career in the second quarter of last week’s game.
What They’re Saying
Mike Riley on JD Spielman playing great offense as a redshirt freshman:
“JD has a really good football IQ, so the understanding of what he is doing is pretty neat to see, and he is one of those guys that has kind of a football maturity that is beyond his years a little bit. When you think about it he was mostly a runner and a defensive back in high school. He did have the benefit of redshirting and so running and catching the ball. He has been a very good individual route runner versus individual man-to-man coverage, so he has gotten a good feel for how to play against zones, and that’s not necessarily ordinary. So having a good idea about coverage, having a good idea about where he’s going to get the ball in a certain situation, he’s got a good feel for it. He in that way is really a fun young guy to work with because he kind of gets it.”
Tanner Lee on benefits of playing away:
“I haven’t really thought about that. I mean I love playing at home, I love playing in front of our fans, you know, it gets me going like nowhere else really does. It is still a lot of fun to play on the road, you know, it is a good challenge, it is fun to go on the road with your team and kind of accept that challenge and stick together in a hostile environment so that will be fun.”
Damian Jackson on what motivated him to try out for the football team:
“I’ve kind of always been like that, trying to do stuff that I haven’t done before in life, even being a Navy SEAL, I volunteered in boot camp, so it wasn’t something I had my eyes set on my whole life. This just seemed like a good fit for me. I used to play baseball for 16 years and a little bit of soccer as well, but I felt like I couldn’t play that anymore due to my size. Football seemed like the greatest fit for me so it was something that I set my mind to and I just really wanted to do and see if I could do it and that’s how I ended up here. It’s just something I really wanted to do.”
Must watch: This week’s No Huddle is a doozy.
Must read: Brandon Vogel ponders if Saturday felt like goodbye.
Must see: The Huskers in the NFL had a great week.
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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.