October 10, 2006

Diles ready for Husker running game

A Kansas State-Nebraska matchup always generates a great deal of excitement among the fans of both programs, and that enthusiasm is sure to be present this Saturday. The Cornhuskers (5-1, 2-0) will look to knock off the Wildcats (4-2, 1-1) in Manhattan for the first time since 1996, and the players on both sides, including K-State linebacker Zach Diles, share in the excitement surrounding the rivalry.

With Nebraska being a team that likes to run the ball a lot, how excited are you to play them?
"We've been watching little bit of film, and they like to run the ball at you downhill. They like to get in power formations, so it's going to be fun. It should be a good game."

Does their offense have a different look than it did a year ago?
"It seems like they are more run-oriented this year. They'll get into that two tight end formation and come with a fullback and try to blow you off the ball."

How confident are you feeling about the play of your defense?
"We're pretty confident. We think we've got into a groove and are running around and playing hard. We're definitely playing confident."

What makes Nebraska's offense different than any you've faced?
"Just that they'll get into those power formations with everybody on the line of scrimmage. They've got everybody up there, receivers and all, and they try to just rush it down your throat. That's what makes them different than anybody we've played so far."

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