News: The Nebraska defense took a big hit with a pectoral injury to defensive lineman Jared Crick which will keep him out the remainder of the season.
Analysis: Crick is not only the defense's top player, but is also a leader. His cleats will be very hard to fill for the Huskers.
News: Nebraska defensive tackle Jared Crick sat out Tuesday's practice due to an undisclosed injury. On a positive note, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (pulled muscle) practiced and could see his first action of the season this week against Wyoming.
Analysis: The Cornhuskers currently rank 68th in total defense. This is not nearly what was expected of them. It will be critical for both of them to be healthy once Big Ten play starts.
News:Analysis: Nebraska's defense completely stifled the Jayhawks' offense on Saturday, holding them to just three points and 87 total yards of offense. Texas A&M should provide a tougher challenge next week, but really, any opponent would be a tougher challenge than Kansas right now.
News:Analysis: Nebraska's defense allowed 30 points on 360 total yards against Iowa State on Saturday, but they took an interception back to the house and stopped the game-deciding two point conversion attempt. They make a solid play against an inferior Kansas team next week.
News:Analysis: The 'Huskers allowed 17 points and 341 yards to the Mizzou offense, while also picking off one pass from QB Blaine Gabbert. The Cornhusker D should go back to utter domination next week against Iowa State.
News:Analysis: The Cornhuskers' D did not perform well against Oklahoma State, but played well enough to get the win. They get yet another tough matchup against a high-powered Missouri offense next week and should be avoided if possible.
News:Analysis: The Cornhuskers' D did not look bad against Texas, holding them to 272 total yards, but they could not prevent them from getting in to the endzone. This can be attributed to the offense's poor play, resulting in great field position for the Longhorns. Nebraska gets a tough matchup against Oklahoma State next week, so we would recommend finding a better option.
Cornhusker Defense Holds Jackrabbits to Three Points
News:Analysis: Nebraska's D looked great on Saturday, holding South Dakota State to just three points and 234 total yards in the win. They bailed out a Cornhusker offense that was struggling to score points on Saturday.
News:Analysis: The Cornhuskers' D stepped up to the challenge of facing a tough matchup against the Huskies on the road, holding them to 21 points in the victory. They also picked off Heisman contender Jake Locker twice. Nebraska's defense is a must start against San Diego State next week.
News:Analysis: Nebraska's D took care of Idaho on Saturday, forcing six total turnovers and holding the Vandals to 17 points on 279 total yards. The Cornhuskers get a tougher matchup in Washington next week, so proceed with caution
News: Nebraska's defense will be charged with slowing Colt McCoy and a Texas offense ranked third in scoring during the Big 12 Championship Game on Saturday.
Analysis: The Huskers defense will likely be overwhelmed by a Texas team that can all but seal up a spot in the BCS Title Game with a win on Saturday.
News: Nebraska's defense will line up against a Colorado offense ranked 91st nationally in scoring on Friday.
Analysis: Nebraska should have no trouble with the Buffs as the Huskers gear up for the postseason.