Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team continued its week of practices leading up to Saturday's showdown against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Wednesday. The Huskers practiced in jerseys and helmets for approximately 90 minutes, splitting time between the Hawks Championship Center inside and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Field.
Running Backs coach Ron Brown addressed the media following practice, taking a moment to reflect on the game that was played last year in State College.
“Last year was a tremendous shock to the system, the players had to find something deep down inside,” Brown said. “The thing that really sticks out to me is how Penn State prepared for the game after what they had to go through.”
Brown went on to talk about the scrutiny that Penn State has had to face since last year, and how he has used that to teach a lesson to the Husker players.
“I told the guys, if you think about it the NCAA allowed other teams to go onto their campus and recruit their players,” Brown said. “They have had tremendous, mass chaos there and for them to be playing the way they are attributes to their character. I don’t think I have more respect for any team right now than Penn State.”
Brown expects the running backs to have a tough test Saturday against the stout Nittany Lions defensive line, even though Penn State’s star senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill could miss the game due to injury.
Check back here at Huskers.com as the Nebraska football team continues to prepare for its Saturday showdown against the Penn State Nittany Lions. Kickoff between the Huskers and Nittany Lions will be locally televised on ABC and nationally televised on ESPN 2 at 2:30p.m.