A big test for the Husker defense. We know about the play of sophomore quarterback Sam Bradford, so good that some think he’ll go pro next season, but they also have their featured back DeMarco Murray back and healthy.
Murray has played all year after dislocating his knee cap late last season, but now Sooner head coach Bob Stoops said his sophomore running back is running with more confidence, making cuts and moves that he was making prior to getting hurt and his last two games would back Stoops’ claim.
Murray had 118 rushing and receiving yards with two touchdowns a couple of weeks ago in a 45-31 win over Kansas. Then followed that up with 167 yards rushing and four touchdowns in their 58-35 win over Kansas State.
Murray has rushed for 624 yards and nine touchdowns and he’s a threat to catch the ball as well, with 220 yards receiving, and he’s averaging just about 25 yards a return on kickoffs. He’s got a big veteran offensive line in front of him that opens up holes and has only allowed three sacks this year.
But despite the uphill battle, Pelini thinks this team’s best football is still ahead of them. The Huskers and Sooners renew their historic rivalry at 7 p.m. Saturday on ESPN.