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Illinois at Nebraska, 11/10/18

Nebraska running back Devine Ozigbo greets fans during the unity walk on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

It's gameday in Lincoln and Memorial Stadium is brisk this morning.

With kickoff approaching, the scoreboard thermometer reads 23.5 degrees with a windchill of 14.

It's breezy on the playing surface, but nothing that should have a major impact on play unless the wind picks up through the afternoon. It is blowing hard at the top of the stadium but the flags on the goalposts are pretty dead for now.

Nebraska's receiver group continued their regular habit of going through early warmups shirtless despite the cold, so they don't appear to be too bothered by the chilly temperatures.

The Huskers aren't hosting any official visitors today, but there's still a sizable group of walk-on candidates and also unofficial visitors on the sideline.

A couple of big-time prospects from Katy, Texas, were hard to miss on the sideline. Taylor High teammates Hayden Conner and Bryce Foster stood out despite the fact that they are just high school sophomores (Class of 2021).

Each has an early NU offer and each are currently ranked among the top 30 prospects overall in the nation per 247Sports.

Contact the writer at or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


Sports writer

Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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