For the first time since joining the Big Ten Conference Nebraska pays a visit to Indiana Saturday. The tenth ranked Huskers are 5-0 and have been idle since a September 24 victory over Illinois. Indiana is 3-2 and two weeks ago beat defending conference champion Michigan State in overtime.
“We are going to play a good football team and a team that is playing with confidence”, said Nebraska coach Mike Riley. “They really feel their team and program is rising.”
Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong says Saturday’s game will be the first of several key road tests the Huskers face during the second half of the season.
“Those guys are going to be ready for us”, said Armstrong. “If we want to get where we want to go we have to win these tough games. In the Big Ten every game is tough.”
Indiana will be in search of its first win over a top ten team since a 1987 victory at Ohio State.
Kickoff in Bloomington is 2:30 p.m. The game will be carried by ABC.