Lincoln - The Nebraska football team practiced just over two hours on Wednesday at the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields as they continue to get ready for Saturday night's game against Ohio State. Defensive Line/Special Teams Coach John Papuchis talked about how the team needs to improve following last Saturday's loss to Wisconsin.
"(Our mistakes) haven't been full-scale breakdowns of the entire defense," Papuchis said. "Usually it's one guy here, one guy there, so we have to get that part corrected. It's more about the details than anything else and I would love to see a consistent four-quarter performance."
Papuchis added that he thinks the team has responded well so far following the game against the Badgers.
"The one thing about our guys is that they care; they are passionate about what they do; and they compete," Papuchis said. "They don't like the way things played out the other night more than anyone else does, so they are going to do everything in their power as well as the coaches to make sure we prevent anything like that from happening again and play our best football on Saturday."
Papuchis said that one of things that impresses him about Ohio State is their team speed.
"Their skill guys are fast," Papuchis said, "and they are physical up front. They are a big, physical, Big Ten offensive line, and that's what we expected when we were moving to the conference and to this point, it hasn't disappointed."
The Huskers practice again on Thursday before hosting Ohio State on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. CT and the game can be seen on ABC-HD.