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Huskers Set to Take on Huskies
The Huskers and Huskies are set for a 2:30 p.m. kick off inside Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
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Courtesy: NU Media Relations
09/15/2011
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Lincoln--- In cool and cloudy weather conditions, the Nebraska football team hit the practice field on Thursday for its last scheduled workout before this Saturday's game against the Washington Huskies. The Huskers practice for about 90 minutes in helmets only, while utilizing the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields northwest of Memorial Stadium.

Head Coach Bo Pelini addressed the media after Thursday's workout and said he is anxious to see his players perform on Saturday.

"I thought we had a good week," Pelini said. "We got a lot of things accomplished. We'll find out on Saturday."

Pelini also touched on Husky quarterback Keith Price. Price replaced former Washington signal caller Jake Locker, and has led them to a 2-0 record  this season.

"Good player," Pelini said of Price. "I think he's well coached. I think he's a good decision maker. I think he has a really good handle of their offense."

Price will be going against several young Husker defensive backs on Saturday, and Pelini wants to see his defensive backfield continue to improve.

"I want to see them continue to get better, keep improving, keep working to get better," Pelini said. "Compete, that's what I want them to do."

On the injury front, Pelini said senior cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is "questionable" to play on Saturday, while offensive lineman Andrew Rodriguez will be available.

This Saturday's game is set to kick off inside Memorial Stadium at 2:30 p.m. and can be seen nationally on ABC or ESPN. For a coverage map of this Saturday's game, click on the link at the top of the page. Check back to Huskers.com for more updates on the Nebraska football team.

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