Saturday's game will be a homecoming of sorts for Nebraska head coach Mike Riley. Riley, the longtime Oregon State head coach, will return to Eugene, Oregon to play a game in Autzen Stadium for the first time since taking over with the Huskers.
Riley noted that the crowd at Autzen is in his "top five" of loudest places to play, but that he's not worried about how some of the younger Huskers will handle it.
He said that he doesn't think that true freshmen Tyjon Lyndsey or Deontre Thomas will blink in an environment like that.
Riley also updated the injury stats of wide receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El, saying that he "thinks" the senior wideout will play Saturday. He also said that he "hopes" right tackle David Knevel will play against the Ducks.