Head coach Bo Pelini noted marked improvement from his team this week after defeating the Washington Huskies, 51-38, last weekend. Pelini hopes to see that improvement translate to the field on Saturday.
"It was pretty good," Pelini said of Thursday's pratice. "We had some things we needed to clean up today and hopefully we keeping making some improvement this week. We keep making strides in all phases. I thought we had a good week of practice and we'll see how it translates on Saturday."
Saturday's match up will be the first road test for the Huskers this season, and while some might view this game as a trap game with Big Ten Conference play starting in just over a week, Pelini said his players don't carry that mindset.
"Any game is trap game," Pelini said. "You have to be ready to roll anytime you go out there and play. It's not like we don't have any room for improvement. We have a long ways to go as a team and I think our kids understand that. We practiced well this week and our approach doesn't change. I don't care who we play. Trust me, there's no looking back or looking ahead. We talk about that every day in our program.
On the injury front, All-American defensive tackle Jared Crick was listed as questionable by Pelini after practice, while senior cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is cleared to play and will most likely start.
The Huskers and Cowboys kick off from Laramie at 6:30 p.m. CT and can be seen on the Versus network. Check back to Huskers.com for complete coverage of the Nebraska football team.