Nebraska defensive coordinator Mark Banker says the Huskers must limit big plays on Saturday when they host Illinois. The Illini have already registered five plays of 50 yards or more in their 1-2 start to the season. The Huskers gave up two big plays in a 24-13 win at Northwestern.
“It is not even a matter of limiting them you just don’t want to give up a big play and always make a team drive”, said Banker. “If you get lined up correctly and you just execute the basics of your assignment you are going to have a chance to make a play of some sort.”
Nebraska ranks third in pass efficiency defense in the Big Ten and Banker says Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt will challenge the Huskers down the field.
“The best passing team we have seen so far is Northwestern but this guy here and Illinois they are going to go up top”, added Banker. “We will see what we are made of a little bit more in this game right here.”