Two games separate the Huskers from a Big Ten Legends Division crown. The Huskers welcome Minnesota to Memorial Stadium this Saturday. Little was expected of the Gophers entering this season, but they became bowl-eligible with their sixth win of the season last Saturday over Illinois. A big part of their success has been thanks to the breakout performance of freshman quarterback Phillip Nelson. Husker defensive coordinator John Papuchis had high praise for Nelson in his post-practice comments yesterday. “He’s tough and he’s athletic,” Papuchis said. “He runs the offense pretty well for a freshman, and he brings an athletic dimension to what they do. He’s one of those guys that just finds a way to win games.” The Huskers and Gophers kick off at 2:30 PM Saturday. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
To listen to John Papuchis’ post-practice remarks, click play.