The Huskers will face Oklahoma State on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.
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Huskers Finish Preparations for Oklahoma State

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln- The Nebraska football team practiced for just less than two hours Thursday inside the Hawks Championship Center and on the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields as the Huskers finished preparations for Oklahoma State on Saturday. After practice, Head Coach Bo Pelini addressed the media about this week's match-up with the Cowboys.

"I thought it was a good practice," Pelini said. "I thought we had a good week of practice. I think the kids are excited to play."

The Huskers will focus on stopping Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon on Saturday. The reigning Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week leads the NCAA in receiving yards per game, scoring and touchdown receptions.

"You just have to play your stuff, you have to execute well," Pelini said. "He (Blackmon) has really good ball skills, he does a great job of attacking the ball down the field. You have to be aggressive down the field and you have to win when the ball is in the air. You have to compete; he's going to compete for the football. He's a good football player."

When the Huskers take the field in Stillwater, Pelini said he will look to see the Huskers play consistently.

"I want to see execution," Pelini said. "I want us to execute our football and do that for four quarters, and I want to see consistency in our play - that is what I'm looking for."

The Huskers and Cowboys are scheduled to kick off on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. inside T. Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla. The game is available regionally on ABC.


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