LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- The Huskers will set up shop in Memorial Stadium again this weekend with defensive lineman Khalil Davis on the sidelines as they host Northwestern.
Husker Coach Scott Frost says turnovers will be key to Northwestern Game
Davis was suspended for one game for striking an Ohio State player last Saturday in violation of the Big Ten’s sportsmanship policy.
Aftter the suspension was announced, Coach Scott Frost said the team was moving ahead with preparations for the Wildcats and that the Huskers, "will use this as an educational opportunity with our team on how to play the game the right way."
He reaffirmed that support for the suspension decision Thursday and said Davis would also face some internal discipline.
Nebraska will take the field with a 3-2 mark on the season after a rough night against the Buckeyes last Saturday.
The Cats come to town at 1-3 overall and 0-2 in conference play but their Big Ten losses came at the hands of nationally ranked Wisconsin and Michigan State.
Coach Frost said Thursday that Northwestern will come to play. "They play hard, they're physical and they don't make mistakes."
The coach said the key to the game on Saturday is going to be turnovers and this week's practice has been encouraging. "If you take care of the ball in practice, you take care of the ball in the game," Frost said. "We need to be as dialed into protecting the ball as we can."
Kickoff in Lincoln is scheduled for 3 p.m.