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Nebraska football prepares for first road test of the Scott Frost-era

Posted: 9:18 PM, Sep 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-19 02:23:20Z

Big Ten play is finally here. Nebraska kicks off conference play this week in Ann Arbor against number-19 Michigan. 

The Huskers last went to the Big House in 2013 coming home with the 17-13 victory. They'll be looking for a similar result in 2018. 

"We're hungry," said senior captain Tanner Farmer. "We want it so bad. We want to work on those little things."

"We're going to have to be at our best judging from what I've seen on tape," said Head Coach Scott Frost. "But we need to have our guys make plays and play well."

The first road test of the Frost-era will send the Huskers to the largest stadium in college football. 

"[Michigan is a] school with great tradition," said senior captain Luke Gifford. "The Big House, heard all about it."

"It's definitely one of those places that I watched growing up as a kid," said sophomore cornerback Dicaprio Bootle. "It's a very historic place in college football."

In true Big Ten fashion, it will be a trench battle. 

"You need to bring it," said junior linebacker Mohamed Barry. "It's a front-seven game and we need to hit them in the mouth and play Blackshirt football."

The coaching staff played Michigan in year one at UCF. Aalso at the time the team was winless and traveling for the first time that season. 

"At that point I think they understood that they could play with anybody," said Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander. They were a really good football team that year. They're a really good football team this year. We're going to find out a lot about ourselves here this week."

But no matter the challenge ahead, Nebraska is ready to compete. 

"That's what you play for, you play to be in this stage," Barry said.

"Once things just click, we're going to have something real special," Farmer said. 

Michigan is 2-1 in 2018. Last week the Wolverines defeated SMU 45-20. The two programs are tied in the series at 4-4-1. 

This will be Jim Harbaugh's first game against Nebraska.