Blackshirts show ‘resolve, toughness’ in win over Illinois
Defensive end Randy Gregory wrestles Illinois running back Josh Ferguson to the turf in the third quarter. Gregory finished with eight tackles, including one for a loss, and added two QB hurries.
Posted: Saturday, October 5, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — If Nebraska's defense rebuilds its season from September rubble, the cleanup perhaps started Saturday in a sideline huddle where, once again, the unit teetered on heading haywire.
Embattled defensive coordinator John Papuchis watched his players during a timeout early in NU's 39-19 win over Illinois on Saturday. The Illini were busting off chunks of yards, so Papuchis gauged the Huskers' mood. After a bye week and long hours of repair on a young bunch, he didn't see fear.
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Saturday, October 5, 2013 12:00 am.