Nebraska coach Mike Riley says the Husker defense must make major strides before Saturday’s visit Oregon. The Huskers yielded 497 yards, including 415 though the air, in a 43-36 victory over Arkansas State.
“We are going to play a better team and of course we are going to have to play better and tighten down some of the things we can control”, said Riley. “We have an opportunity for a lot of what parents wood call teachable moments from that game.”
The Huskers will try to slow down an Oregon offense led by sophomore quarterback Justin Herbert that piled up 703 yards in a 77-21 victory over Southern Utah. The 77 points were the most ever by an Oregon team in Autzen Stadium.
“We’ll be fine”, said senior linebacker Chris Weber. “We are going to have a great week of preparation and I have tons of confidence in the guys in our locker room and the coaching staff. We will be ready to go on Saturday.”