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18 NEBRASKA
Lars Anderson
August 21, 2006
CONFERENCE: BIG 12
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August 21, 2006

18 Nebraska

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The two top wideouts from last year-Nate Swift (45 receptions) and Terrence Nunn (43)-have been joined by Maurice Purify, a 6'4" 210-pounder who was a junior college All-America at City College of San Francisco. "Maurice can be a difference-maker for us," says offensive coordinator Jay Norvell. "Zac's going to have a lot of weapons, and he's got the talent in his arm to make things happen. He can make throws that guys in the NFL can't."

Nebraska, which has not been to a BCS bowl since 2001, will find out quickly if it's ready to rejoin the national elite: On Sept. 16 the Huskers travel to Los Angeles to play USC. "It's taken some time," says Taylor, "but we feel like this is the year that we're going to bring Nebraska back to the top."

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