Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says the Huskers need to eliminate mistakes in the red zone as they prepare for Saturday’s game at Indiana. The Huskers have scored touchdowns on 67 percent of their trips inside the opponent’s 20-yard line but that number would be much higher if the offense had done a better job of protecting the football.
Nebraska has fumbled 11 times, losing four, and several have occurred as the Huskers were headed to the end zone.
“We have had the ball on the ground too many times and that has showed up in the red zone”, said Langsdorf. “You take away some of those red zone turnovers and we are doing pretty well down there but our percentage is down because of the turnovers.”
The Huskers rank second in the Big Ten in total offense but Langsdorf says the they will be challenged by an improved Indiana defense led by first-year coordinator Tom Allen.
“A lot of pressure and a lot of good, disguised coverages”, added Langsdorf. “They give you a lot of change ups. They don’t just line up and stand there and they move around which makes it hard on the quarterback.”