Lincoln - Coach Bo Pelini and members of the Nebraska football team met with the media at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday to discuss this Saturday's Homecoming game with South Dakota State. Kickoff for Nebraska's game with the Jackrabbits is set for 6 p.m. with a live FSN pay-per-view telecast.
Nebraska's offense has been gaining momentum through the first three weeks of the season. The Huskers are averaging 47.7 points per game after an impressive 56-21 win at Washington on Saturday. NU's defense has also been solid, surrendering no more than 21 points in any contest while allowing just 16 points per contest.
The Blackshirts have also been opportunistic, hauling in eight interceptions including three returns for touchdowns through the first three games.
"We talk every day about getting better and earning it, and I think our guys understand that," Pelini said. "I saw it in practice yesterday. We had great tempo yesterday."
South Dakota State opened the season ranked in the top 10 in the FCS rankings, but has struggled to an 0-2 start. The Jackrabbits will be making their first appearance at Memorial Stadium since Sept. 21, 1963, when they fell 58-7 in front of 34,493 fans. That was third game in Nebraska's streak of NCAA-record consecutive sellouts that will grow to 307 against the Jacks on Saturday.
A crowd of more than 85,000 will be expected to help celebrate NU's 100th Homecoming game.
For a complete transcript of Coach Bo Pelini's press conference and quotes from offensive coordinator Shawn Watson and Husker players, please click on the links below.
Press Conference Quotes