The Huskers are gearing up for their next conference challenge as the Spartans head to Lincoln and they're hoping to capitalize on some of their successes from last weekend.
Offensive coordinator Tim Beck said a Michigan State defense that leads the nation in rushing defense, pass efficiency defense, total defense and opponent third-down percentage will be a challenge for the Husker offense. But he was encouraged by the offense's late-game performance in a come-from-behind win at Michigan last Saturday.
“I thought our guys did some really good things on the field but we left some plays out there,” Beck said. “The guys played pretty well for the most part and handled the situation well, especially at the end.”
The offensive coordinator spoke highly of redshirt freshman quarterback Tommy Armstrong and the ‘it’ factor that he carries with confidence as he grows into the starting role.
“He made a couple of big throws for us and they were key,” Beck said. “I thought he played really well, handled himself well, made good decisions back there and didn’t panic.”
Saturday’s kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.