247Sports senior writer previews Week 0 showdown for Nebraska: 'It's going to be a little bit of a slog'
Nebraska is set to take on Northwestern on Saturday in Dublin, Ireland. 247Sports’ Brian Christopherson and Emily Proud broke down the matchup.
The Cornhuskers have a new OC in Mark Whipple. Christopherson gave his thoughts on how he thinks the offense will look under Whipple, but stated that Nebraska has done a good job at keeping it a secret.
“They are trying to keep it as much of a mystery as possible,” said Christopherson. “I think they’re going to see if they can lean on the running game a little bit more than they have in the past. They’ve been a very quarterback run heavy offense in the past. I don’t think they’re gonna be that way with Casey Thompson. I expect they’re gonna get 2 or 3 running backs involved.”
“I think it’s going to be a little bit of a slog. First games can be a little sloppy. It’s in a weird place.”@Husker247BC joined @emily_proud to break down Nebraska’s Week 0 showdown vs. Northwestern in Dublin 🏈 pic.twitter.com/L1pOZtbbts
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Before the end of the segment, Christopherson gave his pick for the game. He is going with Nebraska, but thinks it won’t be an easy win for Cornhuskers. Christopherson thinks Nebraska is going to win 29-18.
“I think it’s going to be a little bit of a slog,” said Christopherson. “First games can be a little sloppy, It’s in a weird place. I’ll say Nebraska 29-18 just to keep it odd.”