LINCOLN, Neb - Nebraska is putting Thursday's 13-10 last second loss to Minnesota in the rear view mirror and preparing for what's become a much more intriguing game with Deion Sanders and Colorado. 

In Nebraska's last second loss to the Gophers, the Huskers turned the ball over four times, fumbling once, plus, three Jeff Sims interceptions. Meeting with reporters Monday, head coach Matt Rhule took a look back on Nebraska's performance in Minneapolis, but also talked about areas where the Huskers can improve. 

"I would like to see us take steps in our passing game, I would like us to take steps in protecting the football this week, but I thought we were very physical and I thought we ran the ball hard," Rhule said." "And we played a lot of linebackers... If we can do that as we get deeper into Big Ten play, we'll have a bunch of guys who can play and help us, but we've all got to play to the same standard."

Nebraska visits Colorado for the 72nd all time matchup, with the Buffs winning the last two meetings. Much like the Huskers, Colorado is under a first year head coach in Deion Sanders. The Buffalos picked up an impressive 45-42 win over No. 17 TCU on the road. 

Matt Rhule says he's not the least bit surprised in Colorado's week one outing. 

"Utmost respect for Coach Sanders," Rhule said. "He's a football guy. All the commercials and stuff, that's stuff you get to do when you're elite at football. I'm not surprised at all, everything he's done in football, he's been impressive at and he's been impressive in his start there."

One of they keys to Colorado's week one upset: freshman Travis Hunter. The two-way player caught 11 passes for 119 yards while recording an interception and three pass breakup's on defense. Rhule talked about Hunter's unique skill set and a plan of defending him. 

"His long speed is unbelievable," Rhule said. "His ability to accelerate at 30 yards is so difficult to simulate in practice. His best quality, I think, is his ball skills... His ability to high point the ball. But that's another theme of this week, with this team, they're going to throw it downfield 10 times, minimum.... He's a competitor."

Another major confirmation by Rhule on Monday is wide receiver Isaiah Garcia-Castenada is out for the season with a torn ACL suffered in Thursday's loss. Below Garcia-Castenada on the depth chart is Johnson, NE. native and Johnson-Brock alum, Ty Hahn. 

The Huskers kick off with Colorado at 11:00 a.m. central, 10:00 a.m mountain time on Saturday.