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Nicholls State vs. Nebraska

Sept. 9, 2006 — 12:35 p.m. CDT
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln

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S E R I E S   H I S T O R Y: First meeting

Pregame press

Stories leading up to the game are listed here in reverse chronological order.
Can the Colonels hang tough with the Huskers? Get the lowdown on today's matchup from the newspapers in Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Grand Island (1, 2, 3),* Baton Rouge, Thibodaux (1, 2)* and Omaha (1, 2),* and from RealFootball365.
Ted Gilmore comments on Maurice Purify's role and Nicholls' mystery players.
Regardless of the score, it'll be a big payday* for Nicholls State.
A virus could sideline Kurt Mann on Saturday.* More from Thursday's practice.
J.B. Phillips' grasp of the offense pays dividends.
Film study* helps give Terrence Nunn a leg up.
Clayton Sievers takes in stride his status as a two-way player.
Bill Callahan is wary of special-teams trickery by Nicholls State. More from Wednesday's practice: 1, 2,* 3*
Greg Austin aims for continued improvement* on the offensive line.
Andre Jones* gets off to a solid start at cornerback.
The Blackshirts get ready to defend an option offense. More from Tuesday's news conference: 1,* 2,* 3, 4, 5
Phillip Dillard's injury leads to some shuffling* of the linebackers. tv
Here are the official pregame notes for the Nicholls State game: HTML | PDF
Up next for the Huskers is Nicholls State, a 35-0 winner Thursday night.
Division I-AA Nicholls State in Thibodaux, La., joins the Huskers' lineup of 2006 opponents.