Head Coach Bo Pelini and Defensive Coordinator Carl Pelini conducted Monday's practice preparations for Oklahoma State
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Back to Work and Looking Ahead to Oklahoma State

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln -- The Nebraska football team practiced for just over two hours in full pads Monday afternoon on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice field outside of the Hawks Championship Center.

"We had a good practice," Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini said after the team's workout. "It was good tempo, and we got a lot done today. We got a good jump and played some good on good. We have a good jump on Oklahoma State."

Pelini also spoke on the team's secondary and how they match up against Oklahoma State's offense. The Cowboys rank third nationally in pass offense at 361 yards per game, while the Huskers allow 117 yards per game to lead the nation in pass defense.

"I love our secondary," he said. "We didn't tackle well the other day. I didn't like that aspect of it. I think we match up well on the outside."

Pelini also noted that sophomore linebacker Will Compton is good to go Saturday. Compton saw his first action of the season on Saturday against Texas after missing NU's first five contests with a foot injury.

Pelini was asked about Eric Hagg's punt returning future as well. Hagg set a school record with a 95-yard punt return in Saturday's loss to Texas.

"You never know," Pelini said. "But that was a different deal, and he made a nice play on that one."

The Huskers will continue practice Tuesday afternoon, in preparation for Saturday's 2:30 p.m. ABC regionally televised contest at No. 17 Oklahoma State.


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