Nebraska coach Bo Pelini joked this week about the priority listed at the top of his game plan for Minnesota.
''Not get behind by 14 at halftime, that's first,'' he said.
The No. 16 Cornhuskers (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) have reached this point of the season in unconventional fashion. They've come back from double-digit, second-half deficits to win four games.
Because Nebraska has come out on the right side of the drama, the conference's Legends Division title is in sight.
The Huskers would assure themselves of playing Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game Dec. 1 in Indianapolis with a win Saturday over Minnesota (6-4, 2-4) and another next week at Iowa.
''They understand what's at stake,'' Pelini said. ''We've got two tough games ahead of us, and we just have to stay the course. I know this: we are going to get what we earn over the next two weeks.''
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