Lincoln - The No. 12 Nebraska football team held its final practice in preparation for Saturday’s game with No. 16 Texas, working through a one-hour and 45-minute practice in sweats at Cook Pavilion on Thursday afternoon.
"I think it will be a great test for our defense," Nebraska Coach Frank Solich said. "They are able to put a great number of points on the board. This will be a very big test for our guys, but our guys have responded very well throughout the course of the season. Our attitude and spirit are excellent, and we are ready to play a very physical, four-quarter football game."
Solich said that sophomore free safety Josh Bullocks was named the Huskers’ special teams captain for Saturday’s game with Texas. Bullocks, who is tied for the national lead in total interceptions, blocked his first career punt in NU’s 28-0 victory over Iowa State and scooped up a punt blocked by Demorrio Williams and raced 26 yards for his first career touchdown against the Cyclones. Bullocks was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week earlier this week.
Nebraska’s game with Texas, which is scheduled for a half-national broadcast by ABC, will kickoff on Saturday at 11:10 a.m. at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.