Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska
football team practiced for two hours in half pads at the Ed and Joyanne Gass
practice facility Monday afternoon, as the Huskers began preparations for
Saturday's game against Idaho State.
Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck addressed the
media after practice. Beck said the Huskers were focused on continuing their
improvement while continuing their offensive momentum after averaging more than
40 points per contest through the first three games.
“We just have to worry about ourselves right now
and make sure that we know that anyone is capable of beating anyone.” Beck
said. “You only have 11 games scheduled so you better enjoy all 11, and go out
and play hard.”
It was announced earlier Monday during the
Huskers’ weekly press conference that senior I-back Rex Burkhead was expected
to return to field for Saturday’s game. Burkhead did practice with the Huskers
Monday afternoon, and Beck said Burkhead was, “excited to be back with the
Beck said Nebraska’s young backs, including
sophomores Ameer Abdullah and Braylon Heard and freshman Imani Cross, would
continue to earn carries.
“They are all deserving.” Beck said. “Just
because Rex is back doesn’t mean we are going to push those guys away Saturday.
They are a big part of our offense and they always have been, and they will
continue to be a part of our offense.”
Kickoff between the Huskers and Bengals at
Memorial Stadium in Lincoln is set for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (central) with
live national television coverage from the Big Ten Network.