Nebraska will be in search of a second straight bowl win when the Huskers play Tennessee in the Music City Bowl.
Ryker Fyfe makes his biggest start in his final game in a Husker uniform. With Quarterback Tommy Armstrong sidelined with a hamstring injury Fyfe will lead a Nebraska team that is out for a tenth win of the season.
“It has been a roller coaster but ending on a high note would be a big deal for this team”, said Fyfe. “Ten wins is a big deal.”
Nebraska coach Mike Riley says with a month to prepare Fyfe has added confidence and the Huskers have not altered their gameplan.
“He is a good runner and I think people misjudge that a little bit”, said Riley. “His forte is seeing it, making a quick decision and he has got a quick release.”
Tennessee coach Butch Jones says it will be a challenge for the Volunteer defense to go up against a quarterback who is making only his third start of his career.
“It is a challenge but their scheme also presents a challenge”, said Jones. “Nebraska is a football team that is very disciplined.”
Tennessee is 8-4 and the Volunteers last game was a loss to Vanderbilt in Nashville. Kickoff in Nissan Stadium is 2:30p.m. The game will be televised by ESPN.