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Virginia Tech
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Nebraska

Sept. 27, 2008 — 7 p.m. CDT, ABC
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln



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Pregame press
Stories leading up to the game are listed here in reverse chronological order.
 
Will Nebraska make a move back toward college football's A-list tonight? More on the much anticipated Virginia Tech clash from the papers in Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), Omaha (1, 2), Grand Island (1, 2, 3), Richmond, Roanoke, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg and D.C. (1, 2).* More: Printable rosters | ABC map | Predictions
These Huskers aren't worthy of the Nebraska name, a Virginia columnist says.
A Virginia writer beholds NU fans' devotion and the Lincoln atmosphere.
Bo Pelini's defensive pedigree is unusual among major-college head coaches.
Husker QB legends admire the "dreamer" in Joe Ganz.
The battle for No. 2 at quarterback remains intense, says Shawn Watson.
The NU secondary is finding depth just when it's needed most.
Jeff has his VA Tech preview Scarlet Commentary.
A Virginia reporter arrives in Lincoln and soaks it all in.
Jim Dolezal and Sam McKewon preview the game.
SI.com's Stewart Mandel wonders: When will NU regain national relevance?
Meet Frank Beamer's coordinators, Bud Foster and Bryan Stinespring.
It's a showcase game, but Joe Ganz won't change his approach.
Tech wideout Jarrett Boykin doesn't get pushed around anymore.
Dan Titchener works at breaking out of a slump. Thursday notes: 1, 2, 3
Yahoo Sports looks at the Huskers' new attitude under Bo Pelini.
From the LJS, a Virginia Tech scouting report.
Hunter Teafatiller toes the line after getting a second chance.
Wednesday's drills leave Bo Pelini displeased. | Notes: NU (1, 2, 3), VT (1, 2*)
Player features: Nebraska's Lance Thorell and Tech's "Macho" Harris.
A couple of national writers weigh in on the game: 1, 2
Here's the ABC coverage map for Saturday night's game: PNG | PDF
The early round of predictions favors Nebraska over Virginia Tech.
The linebackers relish the physical test they face. Tuesday notes: 1, 2, 3
The Hokies' defense may place the onus on Joe Ganz, Steve Sipple writes. Special teams might also prove pivotal.
Player features: Suh, Witt. And from the other side: Dustin Keys, Stephan Virgil.
Bo Pelini taps Tom Osborne's option expertise. More from Tuesday's press conference: Quotes | Video (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Virginia Tech aims to revive a sputtering passing game and is tinkering with elements of the spread. Tuesday notes from Blacksburg: 1, 2, 3
The Huskers know Tyrod Taylor will be a challenge to defend.
Cody Glenn is glad the meat of the schedule is here.
The defense gets three men back from injury. | Monday notes: 1, 2
Virginia Tech quarterback Sean Glennon deals with his demotion.*
The opposing coaches speak with high respect for the other side. More: 1, 2
Todd Peterson sees Saturday's game as a measuring stick.*
The Hokies' special teams have the Huskers' attention. | Notes
Frank Beamer sees the game as something of a no-lose situation.
Beamer Ball isn't always pretty; one key ingredient is toughness.
Virginia Tech will come to Lincoln fresh off a comeback win over North Carolina.* More: 1, 2, 3, 4
Now come the games that measure programs, Tom Shatel writes.
Next weekend could provide a boost to recruiting.
The number of true freshmen seeing action will likely stay at five.
The players see an opportunity in the high-profile games ahead.
Matt Slauson finds inspiration in his older brother's triumphs.
Tad Stryker looks at the tough three-game stretch that awaits.
Linebacker Tyler Wortman is eager for action against a non-spread offense. Notes from Thursday: 1, 2, 3
Marlon Lucky understands the younger backs' hunger for carries.
"This is my home now," says once-reluctant Texas transplant Austin Cassidy.
Notes from Wednesday's practice: 1, 2, 3, 4
Zach Potter says his knack for blocking kicks involves luck and long arms.
A physically dominant football team is James Dobson's aim.
The need for more nickel coverage has turned Eric Hagg into a busy guy.
The Huskers begin preparing for Virginia Tech: 1, 2, 3, 4
The redshirt comes off Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Tayler.
Virginia Tech dismisses its top running back.*
A schedule change gives the Huskers a bye week before they face Virginia Tech.
Nebraska and Virginia Tech schedule a two-game series* for 2008-09.
 
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