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Huskers look to bounce back against Northern Illinois

LINCOLN, Nebraska (KTIV) — Scott Frost has only coached 14 games at Nebraska, but he says Saturday’s loss at Colorado was the toughest he’s had. The Huskers lost in overtime, after leading 17-0 at the half. Nebraska is back home Saturday to play Northern Illinois.

These teams have a history too. Northern Illinois won in Lincoln two years ago, 21-17, in Mike Riley’s last season. Both teams come into this game at 1-1. Northern Illinois lost at number-14 Utah last week, 35-17.

Nebraska is a 14-point favorite but can’t overlook anyone.

“But we’re also not so that good that we can have penalties and setbacks on offense and overcome 2nd-and-16,” said Frost. “And we’re not so good that we can make mistakes and give people big plays and expect to win.”

“They are a good football team,” said quarterback Adrian Martinez. “They came in here and beat us a couple of years ago and they are not a team to take lightly. They are a physical, hard-nosed defense, and I think we are ready for the challenge.”

Nebraska and Northern Illinois play at 7 o’clock Saturday on Fox Sports 1.

Brad Pautsch

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