Nebraska shoots for its ninth win Friday against Iowa.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Turn Focus to Hawkeyes

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln - Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini and the Huskers met with members of the media Monday at Memorial Stadium to discuss Friday's post-Thanksgiving clash with Iowa in the Heroes Game  presented by HyVee.

Kickoff between the Huskers (8-3, 5-2 Big Ten) and Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten) is set for 11 a.m., with live national television coverage on ABC.

The Huskers and Hawkeyes both come to Lincoln with momentum after come-from-behind wins. Iowa rallied from a 21-7 deficit to knock visiting Michigan on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, while Nebraska battled back from a 20-17 fourth-quarter deficit for a 23-20 overtime win at Penn State.

A win for Nebraska would secure its sixth consecutive nine-win campaign under Coach Bo Pelini. It would also move the Huskers to 3-0 in the Heroes Game - the annual trophy game between Nebraska and Iowa - since NU joined the Big Ten Conference in 2011.

The Huskers will celebrate Senior Day prior to kickoff on Friday, honoring 23 seniors who will be on the field for their final home games at Memorial Stadium.

A full transcript of Coach Pelini's session with the media, along with full quotes from junior I-back Ameer Abdullah, senior quarterback Ron Kellogg III, redshirt freshman linebacker Michale Rose, senior offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles and senior offensive lineman Spencer Long are available in the links below.


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