'I love going on the road': Rhule, Huskers ready to battle Spartans
LINCOLN, Neb - Nebraska is heading to East Lansing for a battle with Michigan State on Saturday.
It's the Huskers first road game since Oct. 6 when Nebraska knocked off Illinois 20-7. Even though it's been nearly a month since the Huskers played away from Memorial Stadium, coach Rhule says he's a fan of road trips.
"I love going on the road," Rhule says. "I sleep on the plane, I get to the hotel and sleep.. Love being in the hotel, being with the guys and coaches, love going to the movie with the guys, we do that at home too, but I also love walking into another teams stadium, especially a place like Michigan State, a place I respect."
The Huskers will take on a slumping Michigan State squad who enters on a six-game losing streak. The only two wins for the Spartans came against Central Michigan and Richmond in their first two games of the year.
If the Huskers want to get that sixth win, Rhule says they'll have to continue being successful at what's brought them wins all year long, while also stopping Spartans running back Nate Carter.
"This is a good football team with really good players who's been stuck in some adverse situations," Rhule said. "They played the #8 team in the country and the #2 team in the country... probably were told they have to change all their signals before the game, I don't know if I can even count that against them. [Nate] Carter is as good a back as well face all year. The personell on defense - outstanding."
Nate Carter is currently averaging 4.3 yards per carry and has four touchdowns on the year.
Rhule also noted that defensive back Marquise Buford will travel with the team this weekend and is available for his first snaps of the season.
The Huskers and Spartans kick off at 11:00 a.m. central time (10:00 a.m. mountain) on FS1.