The Nebraska football team is on the road Saturday at Purdue. It’s the Huskers’ first Big Ten road game of the season after opening conference play last Saturday with a 39-19 home win over Illinois. Nebraska is 4-and-1 on the season. The 1-and-4 Boilermakers had a bye last Saturday following a 55-24 home loss to Northern Illinois.
Nebraska football will be honored next month in St. Louis. Eight-year-old Jack Hoffman will present the Huskers with a sportsmanship award at The Musial Awards at Peabody Opera House. His 69-yard TD run in the Huskers’ Red-White spring game became a YouTube sensation. Hoffman has brain cancer, but is in remission.