Huskers refocus ahead of Black Friday showdown at Iowa
"Definitely this week more in the past week, we're being as physical as humanly possible," said senior outside linebacker JoJo Domann.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Luckily, Nebraska doesn’t have too long to dwell on an abysmal 41-23 loss to lowly Illinois last Saturday. The Huskers (1-3) visit Iowa (3-2) for the annual Black Friday matchup.
The Big Red said on Monday they came out with laser focus during practice, something many of them thought was missing last week ahead of the game against the Illini.
“Definitely this week more in the past week, we’re being as physical as humanly possible,” said senior outside linebacker JoJo Domann.
So why wasn’t Nebraska ready to play against Illinois last week? That was the focal point of many questions directed at the Huskers on Monday. The offense especially seemed out of sync, committing five turnovers in the game.
“I think we’re too loose with the football,” said junior wide receiver and captain Kade Warner. “Too many self-inflicted negatives, or as we call them ‘sins.'”
The Huskers will have to fix those mistakes quick in a short week, especially against an Iowa team that’s won three straight games by double digits. Though, the last couple years the Hawkeyes have needed a last-minute field goal to edge the Big Red.
“They’re going to try and punch us in the mouth and keep us down,” Domann said. “We’re going to do the same thing.”
The Huskers and Hawkeyes kickoff at 12:00 p.m. on Friday. You can watch the game on Fox.