Roy Helu and the Huskers start preparations for the Texas Tech matchup this weekend.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Gear Up for Texas Tech

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln –The Nebraska football team put in a solid 90-minute workout on Monday afternoon, as it took to the Hawks Championship center for the first time since its thrilling 27-12 win over Missouri last Thursday night in Columbia.

After several days away from the practice fields, the NU football players were given the chance to heal and prepare for the Texas Tech Red Raiders this weekend.

“The break was good,” Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini said. “They got their legs underneath them. We got some bumps and bruises healed. It was good. We had good tempo today.”

Nebraska spent today’s practice gearing up for Texas Tech, who will enter this weekend’s matchup after downing Kansas State, 66-14. The Huskers plan to stay mentally sharp after their win against Missouri.

“We will keep the same approach,” Pelini said. “We’d better have an edge. We have a hell of a football team coming in here. They’re playing well, so we have our work cut out for us.”

While Texas Tech’s backup quarterback, Steven Sheffield, was at the helm against K-State, the Huskers are prepared to see starting quarterback Taylor Potts this week. Sheffield threw seven touchdown passes and had 490 passing yards against the Wildcats, while Potts is ranked second on the Big 12 total offense leaderboard.

“They’re both good football players,” Pelini said. “They both run their system well and they both play at a high level. They’re a good football team, a good offensive football team.”

While today’s practice was intense, Pelini looks for Nebraska to keep improving as the week continues.

“There are always things we need to get fixed,” Pelini said. “There were things today that we need to get fixed. That’s why you practice and you have to keep plugging along and keep working to get better. We’re not the finished product by any means. I think that was pretty obvious on Thursday night.”

The Huskers will continue preparations for Texas Tech with another practice Tuesday afternoon.

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