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Nebraska vs. Northwestern, 10/13/18

Nebraska's Scott Frost (center) argues with a referee over a defensive penalty call in the fourth quarter against Northwestern on Oct. 13 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. 

Scott Frost admits, he was concerned Sunday about the mental state of his team entering this week.

But then Monday rolled around, and the Huskers had their best practice as a team, the Nebraska football coach said during Monday's news conference.

Whether that translates into a win against Minnesota will not be known until Saturday afternoon. But Frost likes where the Huskers stand mentally.

"The one concern I have is I don't want our guys to get used to losing and be OK with it," Frost said.

Nebraska appeared on its way to its first win of the season last week at Northwestern, but the Wildcats put together a 99-yard scoring drive late in regulation and hit a field goal in OT to drop Nebraska to 0-5.

Yet, the vibe at North Stadium remains upbeat.

"I wish people could see inside the walls how good the culture is right now," Frost said.

Frost said the Huskers played well for most of Saturday's games. He pointed out Adrian Martinez, JD Spielman, Stanley Morgan and Devine Ozigbo.

"Instead the story is epic collapse, worst start ever," Frost said. "We were one play away at the end of the game.

"We left a lot on the table. But it's getting better. There's a lot of guys making plays."

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Clark Grell is sports editor.

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