Nebraska fans getting ready to watch the annual Heroes Game against Iowa on Friday will know to expect a defensive struggle. In the two previous conference meetings, both games have been defensive slugfests (which is perhaps a polite way to say the games were “borderline-unwatchably brutal”) that will be decided in the trenches.
After a horrific start to the season, Nebraska’s defense has picked up steam and looked stout over the last month. So if Nebraska is to retain the newly minted Heroes Game trophy and stay in line for a New Year’s Day bowl, here are five things NU fans will need to see from the Blackshirts.
*All stats courtesy cfbstats.com.