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Huskers prepare for Wildcats

Huskers prepare for Wildcats
Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) throws under pressure from Oregon linebacker Danny Mattingly (46) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. Nebraska won 35-32. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Lincoln, Neb.—The Nebraska football team practiced in shoulder pads and helmets for approximately 90 minutes on Tuesday. The Huskers started stretching on the Ed and Joyanne Gass field with the defense moving to the grass field inside the Ed Weir Track. Both the offense and defense practiced on the grass in preparation for Saturday’s game at Northwestern, which will mark Nebraska’s first game on grass this season.
Defensive coordinator Mark Banker addressed the media after practice today and talked about Nebraska’s win over No. 22 Oregon last Saturday.
“The competition was better, speed of the game was faster,” Banker said. “[There were] some tough plays that we made. We played well enough to get the win when it counted.”
Banker then discussed his thoughts on the Husker’s first conference game against Northwestern.
“Don’t take anybody for granted,” he said. “Not that I did as an individual but this team that we’re about to play embarrassed us last year. We gave up an early quarterback run with five people chasing him. I know that this quarterback [Clayton Thorson] can throw the ball. I know he’s a big sturdy guy.”
Banker also commented on the play of senior defensive end Ross Dzuris. When asked who stood out in the win against Oregon, Banker mentioned Dzuris.
“Right now I just saw a t-shirt, I think it comes from his mom, but I would really like it. It has a helmet and it has a big mustache,” Banker said. “This goes back to last year when we first started playing Ross. He works very hard, he knows what he’s doing, he has really good technique, he has passion for the game. I think if you play hard with great effort and you’re in the right place, you’ve got a better than average chance of making great plays, and that is what he is doing for us.”
Nebraska will practice again on Wednesday in preparation for Saturday’s game at Northwestern. Kickoff in Evanston, Ill., is set for 6:30 p.m.

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