Ameer Abdullah and the Huskers continued preparations for Iowa on Wednesday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Hold Last Practice Before Finale

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska football team practiced for about 90 minutes, at both the Hawks Championship Center and on the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice fields on Wednesday in preparation for its regular season finale against Iowa on Friday. Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini spoke to the media after practice.

"I thought (this week) went good," Pelini said. "Obviously it was a short week and I thought we got a lot done. We just have to get ready to go now."

Pelini said that the team didn't go with full pads this week because it's a short week.

"It's the last game of the year," Pelini said. "Believe me, we had a physical practice yesterday. When you have one less day of preparation, you have to be careful. We've used this schedule the last couple years and hopefully it will work out the same way."

Pelini added that the reason defensive third down numbers are down is because of execution.

"You've got to get some pressure on the passer and you've got to be able to cover," Pelini said. "At times we've been good in that area and at times we haven't. We have to work hard at it and make sure we get better at it."

Friday's game against the Hawkeyes kicks off at 11 a.m., and will be televised nationally on ABC HD.


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