Huskers Ready for McNeese State

By NU Athletic Communications
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Lincoln ? The Nebraska football team practiced for two hours Thursday afternoon in sweats and helmets at Memorial Stadium, as the Huskers wrapped up preparations for Saturday?s 11:35 a.m. kickoff with McNeese State.

"We need to put together a game where we are doing things the way we are capable of offensively, defensively and on special teams," Head Coach Frank Solich said. "That is what we are going to be all about, and we are looking forward to the game. Practices are going well, and we are in a position where we need to go out and play good football."

Solich said Barrett Ruud practiced again on Thursday and is moving around well. He dosen?t expect Ruud will have any limitations on Saturday.

McNeese State arrived Wednesday night and practiced at Cook Pavilion Thursday afternoon. The Cowboys arrived in Lincoln early to avoid complications from Hurricane Lili. McNeese State will participate in a walk-through at 6 p.m. in Memorial Stadium on Friday. The walk-through is scheduled for 20 minutes in street clothes.

The Huskers are scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. walk-through at Memorial Stadium on Friday with Coach Solich addressing the media prior to the start of practice. Cameras will be allowed to shoot the first minutes of practice.


NU Athletic Department Reminder to Fans

The Nebraska Athletic Department would like to remind fans attending Saturday?s game with McNeese State and future Husker home games about items which may NOT be brought into the stadium. Prohibited items in Memorial Stadium include?glass, cans, coolers, backpacks, video cameras, large bags and umbrellas. Also as a reminder, random searches may be conducted on persons and items brought into the stadium.

Fans are also encouraged to arrive as early as possible for Saturday?s 11:35 a.m. game. Past games with early kickoffs have caused greater parking and traffic problems than games with mid-afternoon and evening kickoffs. In addition, the Farmer?s Market will be taking place on Saturday morning in the Haymarket Area, eliminating several hundred parking spots otherwise available on game day.


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