Nebraska bids for rare home win in series against Northwestern

Nebraska bids for rare home win in series against Northwestern
World-Herald News Service

Nebraska can move back above the break even point with a victory at home against Northwestern on Saturday.

Come from behind wins can be a spark and that is what the Huskers (4-4) are hoping for after scoring two late touchdowns in a victory at Purdue. They take on a Northwestern team that stumbled early but is riding a three game wining streak.

“I think they did obviously enjoy finding a way to win that game”, said Nebraska coach Mike Riley. “But it has not been a lot different. I think the preparation has been good and now we have got to put it into the game”

Quarterback Clayton Thorson directs a Northwestern offense that is averaging nearly 25 points per game in the Big Ten.

“I’ve liked him for the years that I’ve seen him, and it’s a real bonus for Northwestern to have a veteran quarterback like that who has seen it all”, added Riley. “I’ve admired him through the time that I’ve been here.”

The Huskers hope to buck a trend that has seen the road team win five of the six games in the series. Kickoff in Memorial Stadium is 2:30 p.m.

Northwestern at Nebraska

When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Memorial Stadium

Radio: 103.1 FM

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