Nebraska's Defense Expects Test Against Arkansas State

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Arkansas State isn't planning to take its $1 million paycheck and going away quietly Saturday against a Nebraska team left shaken and vulnerable after last week's loss at UCLA.

The Red Wolves (1-1) run an offense similar to the UCLA spread that shredded Nebraska (1-1) for 653 yards. Their quarterback, Ryan Aplin, is the best player in the Sun Belt Conference and one of the top run-pass threats in the nation.

Nebraska coaches say freshmen, if not in the starting lineup, will see significant playing time at linebacker and on the line.

Defensive coordinator John Papuchis says there'll be a repeat of the UCLA debacle if the Huskers don't improve their tackle.

The $1 million guarantee Arkansas State receives is the biggest ever paid by Nebraska.