A shorthanded Nebraska secondary must find a way to contain a Fresno State receiving corps that Bulldog coach Tim DeRuyter feels is their strongest unit on the team. Senior safety Nate Gerry is serving a one game suspension and will be replaced by sophomore Aaron Williams. Fellow safety Kieron Williams says without Gerry communication will be a key.
“The goal for me and Aaron is to go out there and be the communicators of the defense and try to get everybody set up and just make sure we are in the right places so we can make plays on the ball”, said Kieron Williams. “The major thing is to get us a win.”
Williams says the Huskers will be better against the pass than they were a year ago when they finished next to last in the Big Ten against the pass and yielded more than 290 yards per game.
Fresno State receiver Aaron Peck returns after missing all last season with a foot injury. He and the Bulldogs are looking to bounce back from a 3-9 record and says the Bulldogs are motivated to make a better showing against the Huskers than the 55-19 shellacking they suffered in Fresno back in 2014.
“They got after us here in Bulldog Stadium and it is a game I would like to forget”, said Peck. “We played horribly that game and it makes me that more anxious to come out and play well.”