The Husker coaching staff is closely monitoring the offensive line as
“We’ve watched a lot of guys, especially up front with Andy Christensen being out,” head coach Bill Callahan said. “We’ve looked at a lot of different combinations and a lot of different guys. Right now they’re all competing for spots for Saturday.”
On the defensive side, Callahan has been impressed by the work ethic of the entire defensive unit.
“All those guys practice hard,” Callahan said of the Husker defense. “I think they continue to do an excellent job and our secondary worked very hard at every aspect of their play.
“Our safeties have picked it up. They seem to have a sense of urgency getting to the ball and being physical at the point of contact. Overall, I like our demeanor and attitude. Those are all great things to say but we’ve got to do it on Saturday on the field of performance. That’s the key.”
The Blackshirts will not only be faced with containing sophomore quarterback Nate Davis, but also the current Mid-American Conference Player of the Week in running back MiQuale Lewis. The junior totaled 178 all-purpose yards in the Cardinals’ 34-31 win at Navy last Saturday.
Lewis is just one of
The Huskers will have their final full practice of the week Thursday afternoon before Friday’s walk-thru for the Cardinals. The
Callahan said junior defensive end Zach Potter is expected to play, but his progress is listed day-to-day.