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Nebraska vs. Iowa State

Oct. 7, 2006 — 7 p.m. CDT, ABC regional
Ames, Iowa

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Pregame press

Stories leading up to the game are listed here in reverse chronological order.
Nebraska enters a key October stretch tonight in Ames looking to get a leg up* in the Big 12 North. Here are your game-day scene-setters from the papers in Omaha (1, 2, 3, 4),* Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Grand Island (1, 2, 3),* Cedar Rapids (1, 2), Des Moines and Waterloo.
Kurt Mann's illness* was "really serious," OL coach Dennis Wagner says.
Bill Callahan expects Dan McCarney to have tricks up his sleeve for this game.
Pregame perspectives from Nebraska StatePaper, the Daily Nebraskan (1, 2) and KETV (text | video)
The Cyclones try to turn around their poor defensive numbers.
A gold-clad crowd* will try to make things difficult for NU in Ames.
NU's starting safeties discuss some of the ins and outs of their positions.
Center Brett Byford is grateful for his time on the big stage.* Kurt Mann,* meanwhile, makes the travel squad.
ISU loses linebacker Adam Carper to a season-ending knee injury in practice.
Which team has the advantage at quarterback?
NU's quick-strike capability* gives defenses something to worry about. video
The benefits* of the I-back rotation* outweigh the problems, Jay Norvell says.
His sacks are fewer in 2006, but Adam Carriker* remains a force.
Steve Octavien* is held out of Wednesday's practice.* video
The Lincoln paper provides a breakdown of the Cyclones.
Added strength and confidence have given Frantz Hardy a boost this season. video
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The Sports Network predicts a 34-21 NU victory, but three of five pickers at CBS Sportsline say ISU will win.
ISU's Jon Davis, a WR from Papillion, makes a remarkable rebound from injury.
Cornerbacks learn to endure the heat of pressure and criticism.
The Blackshirts say that their confidence is intact and that the crowd noise* contributed to some of their problems* on Saturday. More* from Tuesday's news conference. Notes: 1, 2, 3.* Video: Players | Callahan
It's Q&A time with Maurice Purify and Stewart Bradley.*
Kurt Mann and Steve Octavien return to practice.
The eight Nebraskans* on ISU's roster gear up for Saturday's game.
The Blackshirts* look for answers* as they prepare for dangerous* ISU quarterback Bret Meyer. Iowa State, meanwhile, faces questions of its own.
Steve Octavien is set to return to action* this week.
Peruse both teams' pregame notes: NU (HTML | PDF), ISU (HTML | PDF)
The nonconference schedule duped us all, Steven Sipple writes.
Next week's foe, Iowa State, survives a scare from Div. I-AA Northern Iowa. See how the Huskers and Cyclones match up statistically.
Use of a banned supplement gets Iowa State's top tackler kicked off the team.
The Cyclones enter 2006 with a solid nucleus in place, particularly on offense.