Nebraska coach Mike Riley is hoping for a better performance when the Huskers host Wyoming in Memorial Stadium. The Huskers rolled to a 43-10 win over Fresno State in their opener but an ineffective passing game, special teams breakdowns and foolish penalties left Riley wanting more.
“I learned a long time ago that you can’t overlook in a win what you would never overlook in a defeat”, said Riley. “You would be really mad about it. We have just got to clean that up if we are going to be the kind of team we want to be.”
Former Husker player and assistant coach Craig Bohl is in his third season as the coach of the Cowboys. They opened with a 40-34 victory against Northern Illinois in triple overtime. Bohl says the dual threat of Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong is a concern for the Cowboys. Wyoming needs a good pass rush but must also contain the senior signal caller.
“He is good in a pocket situation but he is extremely dangerous when he gets out on a corner”, said Bohl. “A lot of that comes down to being disciplined in your rush lanes and then you have got to have athleticism.”
Kickoff is 11:00 a.m. The game will be carried by ESPN2.