Head Coach Scott Frost met with members of the media Thursday over video conference to discuss the team and this weekend’s game against Minnesota in Memorial Stadium.
Encouraged by what he’s seen from the Huskers in the week following the win over Purdue, Frost noted the team’s growth over the last couple weeks.
“The last three weeks I’ve really seen some growth on our team,” Frost said. “Their mindset. Their preparation. Their execution. I’m really encouraged by what I’m seeing right now and the attitude our guys have.”
Frost discussed Minnesota’s success on offense and what the Huskers need to do Saturday to contain it.
“Their run game is hard to stop, and they’re really efficient with what they do,” Frost said. “(Their) running back is, I think, as good as there is in the in the league and maybe in the country. The offensive line does a great job blocking the schemes they ask them to. They’re going to slow the game down and make it a lower possession game and try to manage the clock. When the quarterback does throw it, he’s really good at that. So, our defense has a big challenge and the first step is trying to control the run game.”
With the announcement of the fall Academic All-Big Ten honorees announced Thursday, Frost praised the academic success of the team and how creates success on the field.
“We’re proud of the GPA our kids have and the work they’re putting in in the classroom,” Frost said. “We’ve got kids that are willing to put in the work and do what they’re supposed to do. When those things show up off the field it helps you on the field as well.”
The Huskers host Minnesota in the final scheduled home game of the season Saturday at 11 a.m. (CT). The game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM with coverage on the Huskers Sports Network beginning at 9 a.m.