Huskers Keep Up Tempo in Monday Practice

By NU Athletic Communications
Roy Helu Jr., and the NU team prepare for the Wildcats this weekend.
Roy Helu Jr., and the NU team prepare for the Wildcats this weekend.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Lincoln - After a 31-17 win over Kansas last Saturday, the Nebraska football team took to the Hawks Championship Center field on Monday afternoon in preparation for this weekend's home finale against Kansas State.

While several Huskers are fighting bumps and bruises from physical games against Kansas and Oklahoma, Nebraska went half-pads in today's practice, but kept up a quick tempo.

"It went fine," Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini said of today's practice. "It was a good practice, pretty good tempo. We got some work done, just the basics."

Although the Huskers may be battling fatigue, Pelini said most teams are battling through tiredness toward the end of the season.

"Everybody is tired this time of year," Pelini said. "It's something you have to deal with. It's something you have to overcome. It's more mental than it is physical. Our guys are in good shape. They are ready to go."

Despite speculation that Nebraska would lighten up practices this week due to fatigue and injuries, Pelini said the Huskers would continue their daily grind as usual.

"I think our guys are fine," Pelini said. "We're not going to lighten much up. We know how to take care of their legs, but we need to get our work done this year."

The Huskers welcome a tough Kansas State team to Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Wildcats hold a 6-5 record and will battle NU this weekend for the Big 12 North division title.

Nebraska will continue its preparations for K-State on Tuesday afternoon.


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