Jones guarantees sure win against USC Trojans
Huskers cornerback Andre Jones is very confident to say that they have a big chance of winning over the Trojans on Saturday.
"When we beat this team, we can show the world that we are a great team and we restored the order," Jones said Tuesday.
Jones, was a transferee from Fresno City Community College and signed with the Huskers last winter after turning down an offer from USC. Jones became a starter after Bowman sustained a season-ending knee injury last August.
The Huskers were known to be the three-touchdown underdogs but Jones isn't fretting about it.
"I like to hear it. Most of my life, I've been the underdog anyway," he said. "People said I wasn't as good as I seemed, and I've always come out on top. That's why I came to this school.
"When we beat USC, its going to slingshot our season."
Jones also seems unfazed by the prospect of having to cover two of the top receivers in the nation in Dwayne Jarrett and Steve Smith.
"My friends have all been calling me, blowing up my phone, talking big noise and everything - saying how they're going to beat us, saying all these threats they have on their team," Jones said. "We've got the same amount of threats over here.
"We're going to come up on top. USC is a great team. Of course, it's not going to be an easy game like it was against Louisiana Tech and Nicholls State."
Jones recorded two tackles and two pass breakups in his last two games.
He started college football career at Kentucky, where he played three games in 2003 before suffering a season-ending leg injury. He was also awarded a medical redshirt for 2003 and transferred to Fresno.
He also recorded five interceptions during his first year and had two interceptions and 13 pass breakups last season and was among the top defensive backs coming out of the junior college ranks, and also drew scholarship offers from four other Pac-10 schools in addition to USC.
"It came down between USC and Nebraska. When I went there, I just didn't sense that love that I felt when I came here," Jones said. "It's more Hollywood out there. It didn't seem real to me. I wanted to come to a town where football is loved. And what better town than (Lincoln)."
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