The Nebraska football team continued its week of preparation for Saturday’s Big Ten Conference Championship showdown against the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday. The team practiced in jerseys and helmets for approximately 90 minutes, splitting time between the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Field.
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 effect, that’s why you go through the things you go through and you learn from that.” Brown said, “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,” Brown said, “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.”