Lincoln -- The Nebraska football team practiced for one hour and 15 minutes on Saturday morning as the Huskers continued to prepare for their Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl matchup with Michigan State. The Huskers went through the indoor workout in Cook Pavilion in full pads.

 

The practice was Nebraska’s fourth in the last five days and one of eight scheduled practices in Lincoln for the bowl game. Nebraska is scheduled to practice on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday next week, before departing for San Antonio on Dec. 23.

 

Interim Head Coach Bo Pelini said the Huskers have had a good work ethic throughout the first week of bowl preparations and he was pleased with Saturday morning’s practice.

 

“We practiced well today,” Pelini said. “They practiced against each other and it was a spirited workout. The players have had a great attitude all this week. It is not easy to practice when you’ve got finals coming up and the game is a ways away. We’ve had shorter practices and they’ve had a high tempo.”

 

Pelini said the Huskers will begin to focus more on Michigan State during next week’s workouts. The Spartans featured a high-powered passing attack that averages nearly 280 yards through the air per game. On defense, Michigan State is tough against the run, ranking in the top 25 nationally in that category.