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Huskers Look to Clean Up Play; Get Set for CU Attack

By NU Athletic Communications
LINCOLN- On Tuesday afternoon, the Nebraska Cornhuskers continued to prepare for their 69th and final conference match-up against rival Colorado. The Huskers practiced indoors in helmets and shells. After practice, offensive line coach Barney Cotton said he liked what he saw for the team in practice the past two days.

"We've had a great two days of practice," said Cotton. "Yesterday was fast and focused. Today we put the pads on and it was a very physical. It was a good effort by our guys."

After NU was called for 16 penalties in last week's game, Cotton wants to see the offensive line clean up their play, but keep up the physicality saying, "We had our share of penalties up front and, we have to play as physically or more physically, but we have to play a cleaner game."

After winning two straight games, defensive secondary coach Marvin Sanders says that Colorado has found an identity on offense no matter who they start at quarterback and expects to see a balanced attack from the Buffaloes.

"I think they've found and identity on offense," said Sanders. "So regardless of who their quarterback is, their identity is known. They've done a really good job of having a balanced offense of both running and passing the ball."

Sanders expects to see a mix of play calls from CU's offense saying, "They've thrown the ball well and they've run the ball well. Before they did a lot of different things, now they're lining up and getting those linemen out and running the ball really well."

Friday's game and with Nebraska's chance to clinch the Big 12 North on the line, kicks off at 2:30 p.m. central time and can be seen on nationwide ABC.


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