San Antonio, Texas -- Nebraska continued its preparations for the Alamo Bowl game against Michigan State with a 1 ˝ hour-workout on Friday morning at Trinity University. The Huskers were in half-pads for the practice under foggy skies.

Interim Head Coach Bo Pelini said the Huskers had a good practice and appear to be focused on Monday night’s game with Michigan State.

"It was a good practice," Pelini said. "They were sharp and we finished up with a little bit of ones on ones. We had a good tempo, good concentration and it was a good day. I felt good about the practice. The first day we started slow, but then they fought through it and got back into it and things have picked up."

Husker offensive coordinator Barney Cotton and four of his players attended an early afternoon press conference at the Marriott Rivercenter, the media headquarters for the bowl game. Cotton said the Huskers will face a talented Michigan State defense, spearheaded by an excellent front four.

"For us to be successful against Michigan State we are going to have to incorporate the pass," Cotton said. "We are going to have to be fairly well-balanced to do well in this game. We’ll have to have a complete offensive effort, both in the running and the passing game. I don’t think you can just line up and run the ball 75 times on an excellent defensive front."

Cotton also praised senior quarterback Jammal Lord for his work ethic, dedication and focus throughout the season and his Nebraska career. Lord will complete his Husker career on Monday night against the Spartans. The Bayonne, N.J., native ranks fourth in Nebraska history in total offense and has made 26 consecutive starts under center.

Sophomore offensive tackle Richie Incognito praised Lord’s leadership and his toughness as a runner in Nebraska’s run-oriented offense.

"Jammal is the type of guy you love to go play football with," Incognito said. "He comes to play hard every day. He is a great leader out on the field. When it comes to game day, he runs hard. He gets up some times and I think to myself I wouldn’t be getting up. He’s a real tough guy and a real pleasure to play with."

The Husker players and coaching staff will spend their evening at a pep rally and Team Fiesta on the San Antonio Riverwalk. After a ride on a barge on the Riverwalk, Pelini and the Husker captains will address the assembled crowd at the Pep Rally before attending the Team Fiesta in the Villita Assembly Hall.

Nebraska will put the finishing touches on its game plan on Saturday morning when the Huskers work out at the Alamodome. Saturday’s activities will also include the Alamo Bowl Kickoff Luncheon and a press conference for the Husker defense.

Nebraska continued its preparations for the Alamo Bowl game against Michigan State with a 1 ˝ hour-workout on Friday morning at Trinity University. The Huskers were in half-pads for the practice under foggy skies.

Interim Head Coach Bo Pelini said the Huskers had a good practice and appear to be focused on Monday night’s game with Michigan State.

"It was a good practice," Pelini said. "They were sharp and we finished up with a little bit of ones on ones. We had a good tempo, good concentration and it was a good day. I felt good about the practice. The first day we started slow, but then they fought through it and got back into it and things have picked up."

Husker offensive coordinator Barney Cotton and four of his players attended an early afternoon press conference at the Marriott Rivercenter, the media headquarters for the bowl game. Cotton said the Huskers will face a talented Michigan State defense, spearheaded by an excellent front four.

"For us to be successful against Michigan State we are going to have to incorporate the pass," Cotton said. "We are going to have to be fairly well-balanced to do well in this game. We’ll have to have a complete offensive effort, both in the running and the passing game. I don’t think you can just line up and run the ball 75 times on an excellent defensive front."

Cotton also praised senior quarterback Jammal Lord for his work ethic, dedication and focus throughout the season and his Nebraska career. Lord will complete his Husker career on Monday night against the Spartans. The Bayonne, N.J., native ranks fourth in Nebraska history in total offense and has made 26 consecutive starts under center.

Sophomore offensive tackle Richie Incognito praised Lord’s leadership and his toughness as a runner in Nebraska’s run-oriented offense.

"Jammal is the type of guy you love to go play football with," Incognito said. "He comes to play hard every day. He is a great leader out on the field. When it comes to game day, he runs hard. He gets up some times and I think to myself I wouldn’t be getting up. He’s a real tough guy and a real pleasure to play with."

The Husker players and coaching staff will spend their evening at a pep rally and Team Fiesta on the San Antonio Riverwalk. After a ride on a barge on the Riverwalk, Pelini and the Husker captains will address the assembled crowd at the Pep Rally before attending the Team Fiesta in the Villita Assembly Hall.

Nebraska will put the finishing touches on its game plan on Saturday morning when the Huskers work out at the Alamodome. Saturday’s activities will also include the Alamo Bowl Kickoff Luncheon and a press conference for the Husker defense.