Nebraska defensive coordinator Mark Banker says while he told the Husker defense they should never do anything out of vengeance their is no way of forgetting last year’s debacle in West Lafayette. Playing without injured quarterback Tommy Armstrong the Huskers gave up 457 yards to Purdue in a 55-45 loss.
Purdue scored touchdowns on all six of its trips into the red zone.
“The thing that was most disappointing is that I thought at the end of the game we gave absolutely no effort and that is squarely on my shoulders”, said Banker. “You don’t have to know anything about what you do schematically but you can give effort.”
The good news is things have turned around since that loss. The Huskers have won nine of their last 10 games heading into Saturday’s meeting with the Boilermakers in Memorial Stadium.
“That is the past and it it’s history and this is a new season.. I thought as we moved forward to the end of the season the team came together and responded pretty well”