Nebraska WR Jordan Westerkamp talks Minnesota

Nebraska wide receiver Jordan talks about the Huskers' upcoming contest with Minnesota and looks back at Wisconsin week.

On Wisconsin’s secondary
“For the most part, they may have gotten their hands on me personally maybe one or two times. Overall, not crazy physical. In the run game, I thought I had my way with some of the guys. Obviously on the outside, I think they were a little more physical. I was more so in the slot in the game. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. We were ready for it. We knew what it was going to be like.”

On what was different after first quarter
“I think we just hit some plays. We got a little bit of a rhythm going. I think I had two quick passes. Third down conversions. De’Mornay (Pierson-El) got a couple passes. We were just making plays then you know, Alonzo (Moore) came right back and had an awesome catch for a touchdown. We just got in a really good rhythm. Over the second half we lost the rhythm and could never really find it again.”

On junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. dealing with the adversity
“He always does a good job with that. He blocks people out. He blocks all the negative stuff. He’s our leader, our quarterback. He understands that stuff and he’s been doing a pretty good job of not even worrying about that stuff and just focusing on himself and this team.”

On what stands out about Minnesota
“Minnesota’s a really disciplined team, especially their defense. They don’t make mistakes very often and when they do, you have to be able to capitalize on that. They have some really great players, some good DB’s. They’re a physical team just like every Big Ten team. We’ll get a good game plan going and we’ll be ready to go.”

On why he believes there are offensive struggles
“I just think it’s a lack of rhythm. Personally, I could’ve made some more plays to help us get into rhythm. For the most part, I think that’s what it is, not being able to get something going and stick with it.”

On coaches and moving forward
“They always have a great game plan for us and we trust them 100 percent. What they say goes and that’s how it will always be. We have our meeting today so we haven’t met yet as a team. We just had our yoga stuff yesterday. We’ll get into more of that stuff today.”

On how to fix penalties as players
“It just comes down to some discipline. It’s been a problem for us. I think we’ve been getting better with it as the season goes on and we’ll continue to do so. We’re just trying to realize how important it is to hold your water. Whatever the circumstance is, it’s a discipline thing and we still need to work on it.”

On frustration
“It’s extremely frustrating. It’s obviously not the way we wanted to start. What happens happens and we just have to continue to work and see what hasn’t been working and fix it and continue to get better.”


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