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Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team practiced for about 90 minutes without pads at the Hawks Championship Center on Thursday in preparation for Saturday's game against Miami.
Head Coach Mike Riley spoke with the media after practice and discussed his excitement for the Huskers' first road game.
"I think we have had another great week of practice," Riley said. "It has been impressive as we have gone through it. It has been pretty much three weeks of practice for games and it is pretty consistent of how they approach it, so I have been impressed with that."
He also said that junior linebacker Josh Banderas is good to go for the game against Miami. Banderas was recovering from a groin injury.
"We were careful with him yesterday and we got through practice without any setbacks," Riley said. "Today was not physical, so we feel pretty good about having three guys (linebackers) in the starting lineup finally together."
Nebraska will practice in Lincoln on Friday morning, before departing for Florida early on Friday afternoon. Saturday's game against Miami kicks off at 2:30 p.m. (CT) at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla. The game will be televised on ABC and ESPN2.