The Nebraska offense will match up against a South Alabama defense that is based on speed and quickness when the teams collide in Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
Husker offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says the Jaguars will use a variety of defenses and says a couple of the players told him the Jaguar defense reminds them of the McNeese State defense they faced in week two of the 2014 season. The Huskers needed a late touchdown to win that game 31-24.
“It made me nervous”, said Langsdorf. “So this will be a good challenge for us like every week is. I think it is a little bit of a smaller group but they fly around the field and hit.”
Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong says no matter what kind of defense they face it will need to be a consistent effort. A lack of consistency was a factor in a 33-28 loss to BYU.
“We started off strong but the second quarter we were rusty an started making small mistakes that got us off the field”, said Armstrong. “The third and fourth quarters we started clicking, again but we have got to play all four quarters.”