October 2, 2007

Huskers prepare for 'challenge' at Mizzou

The Nebraska defense is preparing for a major challenge Saturday night in Columbia, Mo.

Playing their first Big 12 road game of the season, the Blackshirts face the daunting task of stopping Missouri's high-octane, fast-moving, spread-out offensive attack.

"It's going to be a challenge," Nebraska nose tackle Ndamukong Suh said Tuesday. "We just have to make sure we have all of our calls in on time and everybody is in their right spot. We really don't that luxury of time."

Missouri enters Saturday's nationally-televised Big 12 North Division showdown with No. 5 offense in the nation. The Tigers are averaging 42 points and 544 yards per game.

The catalyst of the Mizzou offensive attack is junior quarterback Chase Daniel. After setting single-season school records for passing yards (3,527), touchdowns (28) and total offense (3,906) as a sophomore, Daniel has completed 66 percent of his passes for over 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns through four games this season. The 6-foot, 225-pounder has also rushed for 178 yards in 2007.

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