Ricky Henry, Mike Caputo and Keith Williams form the center of the NU offensive line.
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NU Hopes to Get Physical Up Front vs. Cyclones

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska football team took the practice field on Wednesday, Nov. 3, as it hits the midway point in its preparation for this week's upcoming game against the Iowa State Cyclones. The Huskers practiced in half pads for a little over two hours inside the Hawks Championship Center.

Offensive line coach Barney Cotton addressed the media after Wednesday's practice and talked about the progress he has seen from his offensive line over the past few weeks. The Huskers front men were dominant in their game last week against Missouri helping running back Roy Helu Jr. rush for a school-record 307 yards.

"I think we are starting to become a more physical unit, but we're far from playing our best football yet," Cotton said. "We've got some things to get corrected and hopefully we'll keep improving each week."

Cotton also talked about the Huskers opponent on Saturday, the Iowa State Cyclones. With a 5-4 record, the Cyclones will be battling for bowl eligibility against the Huskers.

"They are a very disciplined, well-coached football team," Cotton said. "They don't do near as many things as Missouri did last week, movement wise and blitz wise, but they're very well coached. They play real hard. They are blue-collar defensive football team, and they are physical."

The Huskers and Cyclones will kick off from Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa, at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The game can be seen regionally on ABC.


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