Nebraska coach Mike Riley says this season will be judged by how the Huskers finish and not how they started it. Off to a 6-0 start for the first time since 2001 the eighth ranked Huskers prepare to host Purdue on Saturday.
“We love that record and whatever ranking that brings us right now is great but we all know you will be identified by you season in total”, said Riley. “For us it is exactly the record we want and now we have to get better.”
The unbeaten start has put the Huskers in the national conversation but junior safety Kieron Williams says they can’t afford to look at the big picture.
“You can’t look too far ahead because when you look too far ahead you don’t see anything”, said Williams. “Our focus is Purdue and then after that it is Wisconsin and Ohio State. We can’t look too much further past that.”
Riley says the Huskers may be without both starting tackles. Nick Gates and David Knevel are both nursing sore ankles.