Lincoln -- The Nebraska football team worked out for nearly two hours, utilizing both the grass practice fields and the Cook Pavilion in preparations for Saturday’s 6 p.m. kickoff against No. 2 Oklahoma in Norman

“We were on both fields, but it was good to get outside and battle the elements today,” said NU Coach Bill Callahan. “It’s going to be pretty similar to this in Norman Saturday night. It was good to get out here in the brisk (air) and get some work in.”

The meeting between the Huskers and Sooners will be the 81st in the highly contested series, but is the first since 2001 when Nebraska earned a 20-10 victory in Lincoln. Callahan said he is looking forward to being a part of such a grand tradition.

“I’m excited, I’m anxious to get down there and be a part of this great rivalry and tradition,” Callahan said. “Tomorrow is a new day and we’ll see what happens. I think our guys will be ready for the game.”

Coach Callahan also commented on senior linebacker Chad Sievers’ announcement that Chad and his wife, Jessie, are the proud new parents of a daughter, Jaci Jean Sievers, who was born Wednesday. “Congratulations to him and his wife,” Callahan said. “That’s great for him and his family.”