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.