Husker Offense Braces for Cyclones
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Husker Offense Braces for Cyclones

By NU Athletic Communications
LINCOLN - The Nebraska Cornhuskers practiced in full pads Tuesday afternoon outdoors on the Ed and Joyanne Grass Practice fields, as they continue to prepare for Saturday's game at Iowa State.

After practice, Nebraska Offensive Coordinator Shawn Watson addressed the media regarding quarterback Taylor Martinez's health and Iowa State's defensive.

Watson said that Martinez looked surprisingly well at practice saying, "He threw the ball well today. He moved around good. We were smart with him, and we'll give him tomorrow and keep practicing him and pushing him. He had a good day today though."

Watson doesn't expect to see a lot of blitzes from a well-coached Iowa State defense this weekend, comparing the Cyclones to the Blackshirts.

"They play really good team defense," Watson said. "They have a good scheme. They're really similar to our guys in a lot of respects. They don't blitz a lot, but they play really good coverage and they play gap football. They're always around the ball, and they've been well coached."

Watson also said that the Huskers are going to have to earn everything they get on offense.

"They make you earn your way down the field, and they will test your patience," Watson said, "They play really good unit football and they're always in their gap. You can count on them being sound."

The Huskers will continue to prepare for Iowa State when they practice Wednesday afternoon. The Huskers face the Cyclone this Saturday Nov. 6, at 2:30. The game can be seen regionally on ABC.

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