Frost expects 'dangerous' air game and 'physical' defense from Indiana

Nebraska Head Football Coach Scott Frost
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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- The Huskers will get the Big Ten wheels turning again on Saturday as they host Indiana in Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska is coming off a bye week with a kickoff set for 2:30 and Coach Scott Frost said Thursday he thinks the team will benefit from the week off.

"I think the guys are, for the most part, rested and recovered," he said. "We're getting healthier, so I think the key thing is to go out on Saturday and execute. Some of the details that got fixed over the bye week need to be carried over to the game."

The Big Red crew will bring a 4-3 overall record and a 2-2 conference mark to the game.

The Huskers dropped a 34-7 contest at Minnesota on Oct. 12, prior to a bye week. Nebraska will look to get back on track at home, where the Huskers have won seven of their past eight games dating back to last season.

Indiana rolls into Lincoln with a 5-2 record, including 2-2 in conference. The Hoosiers are coming off a 34-28 victory at Maryland on Saturday.

Indiana comes equipped with an air assault that averages more than 300 yards a game and they back that up with a defense that's allowed just 297 yards and about 21 points per game.

The Hoosier offense has Frost's attention. "I give a ton of credit to them. I think what they do on offense is smart and I think they scheme well.

"They have a more dangerous passing game than what we've seen in a while. Both quarterbacks can run and throw. They have a big back that you have to get on. Our defense has to be ready to play well."

On the other side of the ball, Frost said Indiana has several players that stick out. "They're big and physical on the front line," he said. "They're going to make us earn it like several teams in the Big Ten. We have to be able to lock in and get open and throw well."

Saturday's contest will be televised by BTN.