Huskers Prepare for Big Ten Finale

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Story Courtesy: Nebraska Athletics

Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team continued preparations for its Big Ten West showdown with the Iowa Hawkeyes on Tuesday afternoon, as the Huskers practiced for nearly two hours inside of the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields.

Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck spoke with the media following practice, as he mentioned that true freshman wide receiver Demornay Pierson-El is responding well after Saturday’s game versus Minnesota. Beck mentioned that Pierson-El will make plenty of more big plays in his career as a Husker. 

“He has got a lot of resiliency and I think he will bounce back ok. He is a young guy trying to make plays out there, I appreciate his effort—he plays hard. He made some real big plays, has made some plays and will continue to make big plays for us all year. He has got to keep grinding.” 

Beck added that Pierson-El is an extremely hard worker and will continue to develop as a player.

He is going to continue to develop as a player, he is a hard working young man, a lot of people don’t realize that, we see him every day so we know how hard he works. He puts a lot into his preparation, it is paying off for him.”
Beck added, “He has excellent ball skills—he tracks the ball very well.”
As for Nebraska’s opponent on Friday, Beck said that the Hawkeyes front seven is the strongest part of the Iowa defense.
Upfront they are really good, they are big and physical.”
Nebraska will practice again on Wednesday afternoon. Friday’s Big Ten conference clash between Nebraska and Iowa will be nationally televised on ABC at 11:00 a.m. (Central).?