The spring is prime time for evaluation and improvement, and the Spring Game is time to put it all on display.
"There were a lot of guys that were making their debuts in that stadium," Papuchis said. "It was the first time they were actually getting playing time."
He added, "Bottom line is our guys needed that experience, they needed to go out there and feel what it feels like to play in front of 60,000 people.
Papuchis' red squad came out with the victory over the white team -- but it was a positive day for the Huskers in general.
"I think we got out of it what we were looking to get out of it," Papuchis said of Saturday.
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