Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says the Huskers want to run the ball when they play UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl on Saturday night.
The Bruins have the top ranked pass defense in the Pac-12 Conference but ranked just seventh against the run by giving up 187 yards per game.
Langsdorf says the Huskers need to run the ball well enough to stay out of obvious passing situations.
“This is an athletic and really good defense that will test us with their speed”, said Langsdorf. “We have to cover them up in the run game and make sure we get to the second level of the linebackers and create those big holes.”
The Huskers will conduct their third of four practices at Laney College in Oakland on Thursday afternoon following a tour of Alcatraz.