Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Suh eyes chance to topple Texas
By David Ubben
Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is confident in his team's chances to beat No. 3 Texas on Saturday.
Suh is so sure in his team's chances to win in the Big 12 title game that he told reporters he doesn't even consider his team as an underdog.
"I don't see us as underdog, but I do see them as a great team," Suh said. "They are 12-0 and we are 9-3. But we're going to play hard. I know we'll be fired up to play for a championship. That's one of our goals and something we'd like to do."
The biggest inspiration for Suh and the Cornhuskers is the opportunity to play in a BCS bowl game if they beat Texas. Nebraska would be headed to the Fiesta Bowl as the Big 12 champion if they can win on Saturday night. It would be the Cornhuskers' first trip to a BCS bowl game since losing to Miami in the 2002 Rose Bowl for the national championship.
"My main focus is I want to get to a BCS game and the Fiesta Bowl," Suh said. "It's too bad if I have to spoil Texas' national championship hype to get there. It's too bad if it's that way."