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NU football vs. Minnesota, 10/20/18

Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez throws in the first quarter against Minnesota on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

The Nebraska football team completed preparations for Bethune-Cookman with what head coach Scott Frost called the team's best Thursday practice of the season.

"I told them earlier this week they needed to make sure they had a great Wednesday, especially, because that was our only full day," Frost said. "And we had our best Thursday of the year. They know the game plan and I think they're ready."

Frost said it was attention to detail that made Thursday's practice so productive. The Huskers have four periods during which they jog through their game plan for the game.

Earlier this year, Frost said, the Huskers weren't even getting through all their scripted plays in Thursday workouts. Thursday morning, the team was getting done three minutes early in each period.

Frost said the message after practice was to approach FCS Bethune-Cookman like any other opponent.

"We need to make sure we're better than last week and we're moving in the right direction," Frost said. "Doesn't matter if we're playing Ohio State or Bethune-Cookman."

In personnel news, freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez was seen leaving practice without the knee brace he has sported the past several weeks after being injured against Colorado.

While Nebraska would surely like to get get its key contributors off the field as soon as possible Saturday, Frost said the team must ensure it plays well enough to win the game before working younger players into the mix.

Reach the writer at (402) 473-7436 or cbasnett@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraCB.​

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Husker basketball reporter

A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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