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Nebraska sees itself in Colorado

September 5, 2018

LINCOLN — Nebraska had a small advantage of not having any game tape for Colorado to scout, Scott Frost said, but it wasn’t as big of an advantage as CU having played a game.

The Buffaloes beat Colorado State 45-13. Frost said Colorado looked good in all three phases.

“They’re coached very well,” Frost said. “You don’t see them out of position ever. They’ve got a middle linebacker that made a bunch of plays, some really good guys on the secondary, some good guys up front.

“I think schematically they do some really good things on offense, had two receivers that played really well and a quarterback that had great numbers.”

Playing Colorado, Frost said, would be a bit like looking into the mirror. NU and CU run similar spread offenses and 3-4 defenses, Frost said. The similarities would help Nebraska prepare, Frost said, despite not having played a game.

Frost said he didn’t think players would want to hear much about Nebraska’s old rivalry with Colorado.

“There’s enough going on with what happened last weekend, with this being our first game now, we don’t need to probably talk much about a Colorado rivalry, but I got great memories of it,” Frost said.

As NU’s quarterback, Frost beat Colorado 17-12 in 1996 and 27-24 in 1997.

Huskers expect preparation to carry over

Tanner Farmer waited nearly 10 months to get back onto the field. And when he and the Huskers ran out of the tunnel on Saturday, they were ready. More ready than ever.

“That was, by far, the most prepared I’ve ever been for a game, mentally and physically,” Farmer said. “I’ve never felt that good before a game, and I felt like I was just ready to go out and wreak some havoc.”

It wasn’t just the wait. Farmer said the way practice is set up now, he feels more prepared to read defenses, make calls and be a better football player overall. Tight end Jack Stoll said he felt the same way.

“When we were running out there, I think that was the most prepared we’ve ever been,” Stoll said. “I expect that to be the same on Saturday against Colorado.”

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