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Pregame press
Stories leading up to the game are listed here in reverse chronological order.
The Huskers sense an opportunity, but are they ready for this stiff road test? Get your scene-setters from the papers in Lincoln (1, 2, 3), Omaha (1, 2), Grand Island, Roanoke (1, 2), Richmond (1, 2, 3), Newport News (1, 2), Norfolk (1, 2), Washington (1,* 2,* 3), Lynchburg, Kansas City and San Antonio. Commentary: Sipple, Shatel, Babcock, McKewon
Tommie Frazier talks about the game and containing Tyrod Taylor.
Sidetrack Band
Bo Pelini kept the door open for Collins Okafor’s return.
Sam McKewon goes over his five keys to Saturday’s game.
Matt O’Hanlon’s story is all about never giving up on a dream.
A phenom since age 14, tailback Ryan Williams had to wait to play in Blacksburg. More about Tech: Tyrod Taylor, Thursday notes
It’ll be the first NU road trip for Tyrone Fahie, but he’s been places.
There’s been a role reversal since the Hokies got an education in the 1996 game.
Two Eastern papers focus on Ndamukong Suh and last year’s costly penalty: 1, 2
Ricky Henry has been able to keep his fiery side under control.
I-back Collins Okafor is back on the team. Thursday notes: 1, 2, 3
Let the season begin in earnest: The Colonel is stirring.
From the StatePaper, a closer look at Tyrod Taylor and Tech’s young tailbacks.
Jason Peter wants to see a meaner streak in Ndamukong Suh.
It’s make or break time for the Hokies, says a Virginia columnist.
Two true freshmen take on key special-teams roles: Tech punt returner Jayron Hosley and NU long snapper P.J. Mangieri.
Zac Lee the playmaker has proved adept at game management.
From Virginia, a couple of outsiders’ perspectives on the Huskers and Mr. Suh.
Carl Pelini explains Phillip Dillard’s move to WILL ’backer. Wednesday notes: 1, 2, 3
See whether the ABC/ESPN2 coverage maps hold good news or bad for you. | Detail
Bo Pelini confirms that Collins Okafor has left the team.
The early predictions are running strongly in favor of the Hokies.
The Huskers say they're entering the rematch with greater confidence and maturity than a year ago. Tuesday notes: 1, 2
Know the foe: Tyrod Taylor is no longer just an athlete lining up at QB. Linebacker Cam Martin knows about playing through pain. Freshman tailback David Wilson is off to a fast start.
Steve Sipple says it’s an opportune time for Roy Helu to step up.
The playing time true freshmen are getting could provide a boost to recruiting.
The VA Tech Sidetrack concerts are approaching sellout status.
Sam McKewon: Weeks like this are part of the reason Ndamukong Suh returned.
Jacob Hickman says the silent snap count might be needed Saturday.
Tickets for the game are commanding hefty prices.
Bo Pelini downplays the road-game and big-game factors. Video from Tuesday’s press conference: Pelini, Hickman, Suh, Lee
Are the Huskers ready for a big step up? Tad Stryker takes a look.
Taylor Martinez helps NU prepare for dual-threat QB Tyrod Taylor. | Monday notes: 1, 2, 3
Here’s an X’s & O’s look at how Tech’s defense has adapted to spread offenses.
“We’ll be ready to play,” Bo Pelini says. More from the two coaches: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
The players look forward to this weekend’s measuring-stick game. | NU notes
Two young tailbacks came up big Saturday for Virginia Tech. | VT notes
Virginia Tech tunes up for NU with a 52-10 throttling of Marshall.
The Sidetrack Band VA Tech concerts get a change of venue and add a tailgate.
Join the Sidetrack Band at the VA Tech game.
Virginia Tech, returning 17 starters, is setting the bar higher for itself this year.
Tailback Ryan Williams shines in the Hokies' spring game. More: 1, 2, 3