Huskers Prepare for A&M “Triple Threat”

By NU Athletic Communications
Senior Bo Ruud and the Husker defense hopes to slow down A&M ground attack.
Senior Bo Ruud and the Husker defense hopes to slow down A&M ground attack.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Lincoln – The Husker football team will face one of the best running games in the nation this Saturday when Texas A&M comes to Lincoln for a 1 p.m. match-up. Nebraska hit the halfway point of its game week preparation Wednesday afternoon with a 2 1/2-hour practice inside the Hawks Championship Center.


“I’m really impressed by A&M, with (Mike) Goodson, (Jorvorskie) Lane and of course (Stephen) McGee,” head coach Bill Callahan said after the workout. “It’s a triple threat. Everything they do is centered and oriented around the option attack. It’s very interesting to watch all the different frames, schemes and actions that come with the option. They give you a lot to defend.”


The Aggie running game is ranked 10th in the nation and second in the Big 12 at 234.5 rushing yards per game. The trio of Goodson, Lane and McGee was a large force in last year’s NU-A&M match-up as each had one rushing touchdown before the Huskers’ thrilling 28-27 come-from-behind win.


“They’re talented,” Callahan said. “But the thing I’m most impressed with is their offensive line. You can’t run the ball and have the success they’re having without that front five. They’re doing a real nice job.”  


Rain forced the Huskers inside for the second straight day, but the Huskers remained positive as they look to get back on the winning track with just one full practice remaining in the week.


“We had a very spirited practice,” Callahan said. “The guys worked hard and were upbeat. It’s a credit to their resiliency and focus.”


Nebraska will practice Thursday afternoon before Friday’s walk-thru. Saturday’s kickoff in front of Memorial Stadium’s 288th consecutive sellout is set for 1 p.m. The game will be heard live on the Husker Sports Network and



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