Nebraska continued its week of preparation for Saturday’s Big Ten Conference Championship Game against Wisconsin, practicing for about 90 minutes Wednesday afternoon.
Running backs coach Ron Brown believes that the Husker seniors are ready to win NU’s first conference title since 1999. Brown hopes that the two Big 12 Championship Games (2009, 2010) this senior class has played in will help guide NU to the conference title.
“No doubt, those guys who played in those games have a cumulative affect, that’s why you go through the things you go through and you learn from that. Obviously those lessons that the older guys have been through will kick in well for Saturday night.”
Brown also noted that senior running back Rex Burkhead has had a great week of practice. “He has a lot of confidence. He comes into the game and really he hasn’t had that kind of action in a while. Even in practice we couldn’t simulate those carries he had against Iowa. He has a good week of practice coming out of that thing, he looks great.”