Huskers get ready for Purdue, not looking ahead yet to the weeks after
LINCOLN, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley admitted Monday Big Red's victory Saturday against Indiana wasn't pretty and not a work of art, but at the end of the day he says a win is a win.
"It was a mixed bag for sure about our play," said Riley.
For the Huskers, it was survive and advance against the Hoosiers this past weekend.
"I really respect and like this team's ability to just continue to play regardless of circumstance. When you win on the road you just take it and go home."
With six games in its rear view mirror, Big Red remains undefeated with a date against Purdue on tap. Last year, the Boilermakers bear Nebraska scoring 55 points. Running back Terrell Newby remembered that loss Monday like it was yesterday.
"That was a big low point for the team."
With nationally ranked Wisconsin and Ohio State looming, the Huskers are determined to keep powering forward.
"This is one of those games where I think we want to execute on all levels," said Newby.
For the players, that's much easier now. In year two with Riley, they're getting used to how he runs the team.
"We were presented with something new and we had to learn it, and now that we're in it for another year we've just grown in it like anything," said Nebraska junior Kieron Williams.
Coach Riley is also learning as time goes by. Now, he's reminding the players to not be too satisfied about the team's top ten ranking.
"Whatever the situation is you can't be distracted."
Nebraska's game against Purdue is scheduled to begin at 2:30 P.M. Saturday. That game will be played at Lincoln's Memorial Stadium.