Huskers Prepare for First Road Game

By NU Athletic Communications
Zac Lee and Nebraska's offensive unit have only committed one turnover in the first two games.
Zac Lee and Nebraska's offensive unit have only committed one turnover in the first two games.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

The Nebraska football team headed to the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields northeast of Memorial Stadium for a 90-minute workout on Monday to begin preparations for its Sept. 19 matchup against Virginia Tech.

The Huskers have only committed one turnover offensively while forcing four defensive turnovers in the first two games. Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini discussed NU's plus-three turnover margin.

"It's huge," Pelini said. "It's something that we're emphasizing big time. It's worked in our favor up to this point and we need it to continue to be so. You can't give the ball away. You can't give up possessions and you have to gain some possessions on defense. It's something that we're stressing and hopefully we can continue down that road. We're not happy with one takeaway, but we are happy with the zero turnovers."

As NU approaches its first road game of the season, it will be using a crowd-noise simulator later in the week to get ready for Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium.

The Huskers will continue preparations for this weekend's game with another practice Tuesday afternoon. The Nebraska-Virginia Tech game is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m. and will be aired on ABC.

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