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Quick Hitters and Don't Miss This: Ark. St. Vs. Nebraska

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 1:  Alfonzo Dennard #15 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers runs for yardage during the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium January 1, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Bleacher ReportAnalyst ISeptember 7, 2009

Something to watch this Saturday as the Huskers take on Arkansas State will be the play of the Red Wolves defense, especially the defensive line.

In 2008, the Red Wolves had the best defense in the Sun Belt Conference.

Up front, they will be led by defensive end Alex Carrington who was the conference defensive player of the year in 2008.

In addition to Carrington this defensive line returns three of its top four players. An issue though, is that the players after this initial group are true freshmen or red-shirt freshmen with no game experience.

Hopefully, Nebraska will be at full strength with the return of guard Keith Williams.

Will Nebraska be able to out muscle this group and establish dominance early or might we see a team getting caught looking ahead to the game with Virginia Tech on Sept. 19?

Just like the Husker players can't get caught looking ahead, the same goes for fans.

This Arkansas State team can be dangerous. They run a spread offense and have some players that can make plays and a defense that may make things difficult at times for the Huskers.

More on this later.

For now...

Go Big Red!


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