October 9, 2007

Huskers promise to 'right the ship'

The 2007 Nebraska football season is at a crossroads as the Huskers return to Memorial Stadium Saturday for a crucial Big 12 Conference game against Oklahoma State. The battle with the Cowboys is the first of two consecutive home games for Nebraska. The Huskers host Texas A&M on Oct. 20 before playing three of their final four games on the road.

Nebraska (4-2 overall, 1-1 in conference) and Oklahoma State (3-3, 1-1) both enter the game stinging from devastating setbacks last weekend. Nebraska was whipped by Missouri, 41-6, while the Cowboys let Texas A & M escape with a 24-23 win.

On Tuesday, at the Huskers' weekly press conference, Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller called the lopsided loss at Missouri "a train wreck" and said the Oklahoma State game marks the beginning of a new season for the Huskers.

"Our backs are a little bit against the wall. We had a horrible performance and we have to respond," Keller said. "We need to start over and get back on the right foot. We're 1-1 in the conference. Everything's wide open.

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