The Huskers and Jayhawks will kick off at 6 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Look to Slow Down Jayhawk Offense

By NU Athletic Communications
Lincoln, Neb.--The No. 8 Nebraska football team took the practice field on Wednesday, Nov. 10, as the Huskers hit the halfway point in their preparation for the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday. Nebraska practiced in helmets and shoulder pads for a little over two hours, while utilizing both the Hawks Championship Center and the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice field northeast of Memorial Stadium.

Defensive backs coach Marvin Sanders addressed reporters after Wednesday's workout, and talked about the Jayhawk offense. Kansas' offense is fresh of a come-from-behind victory where they scored 35 point in the fourth quarter against Colorado. Sanders said the Jayhawks have good speed on the offensive side of the ball, especially freshman running back James Sims.

"They have a couple really good receivers," Sanders said. "They can really go after the ball. And their running back has really good speed. If he can get outside, he can take one to the house. We have to be ready for both."

One player Sanders will be glad to see back on the field is junior Alfonzo Dennard. Dennard sat out last week's game against Iowa State after suffering a concussion in the first half against Missouri. Sanders said Dennard has returned to the practice field and that you can expect to see him on the field on Saturday.

"He's had a good week of practice," Sanders said. "He gave up one today that I didn't like, but he's had a good week of practice. I give him a hard time saying he's on fresh legs, unlike everybody else. It's good to have him back."

The Huskers will return to the practice field on Thursday afternoon. The Huskers and Jayhawks will kick off at 6 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium. The game is available on FSN-Pay-Per-View. Check back to for more updates on the Nebraska football team.


More News Sponsor - First National Bank


Tickets Sponsor - StubHub