Nebraska wants touchdowns and not field goals when the Huskers open Big Ten play at Illinois on Saturday. Five first half field goals on Saturday kept Southern Mississippi within striking distance and allowed the Golden Eagles to rally and make things interesting in the second half.
Junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong says the Huskers need to be more efficient in the red zone.
“We couldn’t capitalize or execute in the red zone in the first half”, said Armstrong. “We found the end zone a few times in the second half but overall we could have put a lot more points on the board.”
Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says it starts with being better on third down.
“And I tell the guys you know sometimes it’s a bad call and you have got to bail us out and sometimes we get it wired pretty good against a defensive look and it should work”, said Langsdorf. “If we can make plays in the red zone, especially on third down, we will be able to keep the drives going.”