Huskers Finish Preparations for Buckeyes

Press Release
Posted Oct 6, 2011


Lincoln--- The Nebraska football team practiced for a little over 90 minutes Thursday afternoon as they wrapped up preparations for Saturday's Big Ten home opener against Ohio State. The Huskers practiced in helmets only on the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice fields northeast of Memorial Stadium.

Lincoln--- The Nebraska football team practiced for a little over 90 minutes Thursday afternoon as they wrapped up preparations for Saturday's Big Ten home opener against Ohio State. The Huskers practiced in helmets only on the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice fields northeast of Memorial Stadium.

Head coach Bo Pelini said his team had a good, physical week of practice.

"It was a good week of practice," Pelini said. "A good tough week. A pretty physical week, and we'll put it to the test on Saturday."

The Buckeyes (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) have started two quarterbacks this season with senior Joe Bauserman and true freshman Braxton Miller both rotating behind center. Pelini said each quarterback possesses different skill sets that the Huskers will have to prepare for, but says their offense doesn't change a whole lot with either of them.

"Their skill sets are different," Pelini said. "Braxton Miller is a pretty athletic guy, a run around guy. You'll probably see some quarterback run game (with him), that kind of thing. Bauserman is not that type. He's more of a drop back guy. The offense doesn't change a whole heck of a lot though."

On the injury front, freshman running back Braylon Heard is questionable for Saturday's game with a knee injury. Pelini also announced that redshirt freshman Jake Cotton suffered a season-ending knee injury earlier this week.

The Huskers and Buckeyes will kick off from Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. The game can be seen nationally on ABC.


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