LINCOLN (KMTV) — The Nebraska football team heads to Ohio State this weekend for Saturday's season opener against the 5th ranked Buckeyes. Huskers head coach Scott Frost met the media one final time on Thursday before the Big Red heads to Columbus.
"Our guys are just excited they're going to be playing," Frost said. "They know the test in front of them. I'm anxious to see their response when inevitably Ohio State makes a play or two on us."
As far as JUCO wide receiver transfer Omar Manning's status, Frost said he wasn't sure if Manning would be available on Saturday but hopes he'll be ready to play soon.
"We're still working through that," Frost said. "Omar's had a few setbacks too. I feel good about his progress. I don't know if we'll have him this week or not but hopefully, it won't be very long."
Frost announced that LSU transfer Connor Culp will be Nebraska's starting kicker on Saturday while Michigan State transfer William Przystup will be the starting punter.
The head Husker also discussed the team's COVID-19 testing protocols for the next couple days.
"We test twice tomorrow (Friday), once in the morning before we can get on the plane and once when we get to Ohio," said Frost. "So that's certainly a wrinkle we haven't had before. But I don't think the travel will feel that much different. Gameday is going to feel different I would imagine with empty stadiums. These giant, cavernous stadiums with no people in them is going to feel a little different."
Kickoff from Ohio Stadium is set for 11 a.m. Saturday on FOX.