Nebraska Football: 6 Things to Watch for Against Northwestern

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Nebraska Football: 6 Things to Watch for Against Northwestern
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Coming off what some have called the best win of Bo Pelini’s career at Nebraska, the Cornhuskers prepare to face Northwestern in their penultimate home game of the 2011 campaign. The Wildcats, Nebraska’s “new Purples,” come into the contest with a prolific offense and a very suspect defense. Dan Persa, Northwestern’s do-it-all quarterback, is the kind of mobile improviser that has given the newly-minted Blackshirts fits.

So what should Nebraska fans be looking for as NU (the red one) matches up with the Purples? Here’s three things that will make Nebraska fans happy if they see, and three things to make them sad.

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