The Huskers practiced on natural turf Wednesday, their first workout on grass in preparation for Saturday’s game on the sod of Colorado’s Folsom Field.
Coach Bob Devaney said the 47-man travel roster would be three deep at quarterback, I-back and fullback, and two deep at all other positions.
Devaney said the Huskers’ kickoff coverage might get a tweak or two, but he said the unit performed well against Oklahoma State outside of a missed tackle that led to a long return for a touchdown.
In Boulder, senior Jim Bratten was named Colorado’s starter at quarterback after yielding the top spot for one week to junior Paul Arndt.
More than 1,000 bleacher seats were being added for the sold-out game. Scouts from the Orange, Sun and Liberty bowls were scheduled to attend.
The Huskers were favored by double digits, but Will Grimsley of the Associated Press predicted a 27-20 Colorado upset, while Herschel Nissenson picked the Huskers to win.