Nebraska WR going to extensive lengths to scout Iowa
Alonzo Moore is willing to do whatever it takes.
With Nebraska on bye this week, it’ll have two weeks to prepare for its regular-season finale showdown against No. 5 Iowa. For the Huskers, that means they’ll have a chance to watch the Hawkeyes on TV this Saturday when they take on Purdue.
Moore, however, will do more than simply watch the game. The Husker wide receiver told ESPN’s Mitch Sherman that he’ll even be scouting out commercials. You know, just in case.
“Oh, I’m going to watch,” Moore said. “I’m going to watch the entire game. I’m even going to watch the commercials, because there might be something in the commercials that I could use.”
Who knows? Maybe a promo with Desmond King making an interception will give him an angle he didn’t have before.
It’s a sign of how seriously the Huskers are taking the Heroes Trophy game. Besides the fact that it’ll pit the rivals against one another, both teams will obviously have plenty at stake.
Nebraska can clinch bowl eligibility, and do so having won three straight must-win games, two of which against previously unbeaten teams. Iowa, assuming it gets past Purdue on Saturday, could lock down its first perfect regular season in school history. It would also keep itself in the College Football Playoff discussion.
Moore is well aware of those stakes.
“That’s huge, 11-0,” Moore said on Tuesday. “We’ve got a chance to knock them out of the top five. Their chance to make the playoffs, we can ruin that. That’s our goal.”