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Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tanner Lee completed 13-of-26 passes for 109 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 27-17 win over Rutgers.

While the Cornhuskers did come away with a much-needed win on Saturday, Lee continues to struggle mightily with turnovers. He has now been picked off a whopping nine times in four games. A road showdown with Illinois next Friday will provide Lee his next opportunity to turn in a clean game. We're not holding our breath.
Sep 23 - 7:15 PM

Nebraska sophomore RB Devine Ozigbo rushed for 101 yards on 24 carries in Saturday's 27-17 win over Rutgers.

With Tre Bryant out injured, Mikale Wilbon drew the start at running back and finished up with 78 yards rushing and a touchdown. He did not, however, lead the Huskers in rushing. That honor went to Ozigbo. The 6-foot, 230-pounder's performance was by far his best of the season -- he entered the game having received just two carries for eight yards, as he has been fighting through an ankle injury during the early portion of the campaign.
Sep 23 - 7:11 PM

Nebraska junior WR Stanley Morgan (neck) is not warming up in advance of Saturday's game against Rutgers.

While Morgan is dressed, his not taking part in warmups is a pretty good sign that he will not be playing in the game. He has been experiencing a limited range of motion due to a neck issue. We'll pass along word if he is ultimately able to play, but at this juncture, it is looking unlikely.
Sep 23 - 3:17 PM

Nebraska sophomore RB Tre Bryant (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Rutgers.

Bryant sat out last Saturday's pitiful loss to NIU and will be sidelined once more this weekend. Mikale Wilbon -- who received 24 carries against the Huskies -- will start in his place versus the Scarlet Knights. Nebraska's season has taken on a decidedly dark bent of late, as the Cornhuskers have lost their last two games and just fired AD Shawn Eichorst.
Sep 21 - 7:18 PM

Nebraska fired AD Shawn Eichorst.

"Our fans and our student-athletes deserve leadership that drives the highest levels of competitiveness, as well as excellence across all facets of Husker athletics," said Nebraska chancellor Ronnie Green. Eichorst was initially hired as athletic director in October of 2013. He will be paid the remaining $1.7 million on his contract, which had been set to run through June of 2019. His firing is effective immediately. Nebraska has slogged out to a 1-2 record to start the season, with the nail in Eichorst's coffin coming after the Huskers lost to Northern Illinois in listless fashion last Saturday.
Sep 21 - 4:25 PM

Nebraska freshman WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. tweeted that he will "100%" be returning to the team this winter.

Johnson, a four-star recruit in the 2017 class, left the Cornhuskers after he was cited for marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia at the beginning of June. He has since entered a diversionary program which, if followed, will see his case dismissed down the road. Nebraska HC Mike Riley has kept the door open for the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder's return after the end of the season. The team has kept in contact with Johnson and family.
Sep 19 - 8:01 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley said that sophomore RB Tre Bryant (knee) remains questionable for Saturday's game against Rutgers.

Bryant missed the Cornhusker's upset loss to NIU last Saturday. In that one, junior Mikale Wilbon had 24 carries for 90 yards. Wilbon will start again if Bryant can't go. Bryant rushed for 299 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first two games.
Sep 19 - 1:52 PM

Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst backed HC Mike Riley after the Cornhuskers 21-17 loss to Northern Illinois on Saturday.

Eichort was supportive, but also said: "I'm angry, I'm frustrated, I'm disappointed," At the end of the day, we have to stay together. It's still early in the season, and we need to find ways to win games like this. I want to continue to show our support, but I also understand there is a lot of frustration out there when you don't win games like today." That qualifies as support, but knowing the expectations of Nebraska every year, it wouldn't be a surprise to see that support ween as the season progresses if things don't get back on track soon.
Sep 16 - 7:30 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior RB Mikale Wilbon rushed for 90 yards on 24 carries in Saturday's 21-17 loss to NIU.

Wilbon started in place of Tre Bryant (knee). He put up decent yardage, but did so while struggling for any sort of explosivity -- he averaged 3.75 YPC in the defeat. Bryant will start against Rutgers next weekend so long as he is physically able.
Sep 16 - 4:09 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tanner Lee completed 25-of-47 passes for 299 yards and three interceptions in Saturday's 21-17 loss to NIU.

The Cornhuskers had high hopes for Lee entering the season, but he has shown the same questionable decision-making processes that he demonstrated at Tulane prior to transferring over to the Cornhuskers last offseason. Two of his three picks on Saturday were returned for touchdowns and in his last two games, the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder owns a 3/7 TD/INT ratio. Nebraska figures to give him at least a little leash while he attempts to right the ship, but if he struggles again, his starting job could be in jeopardy. A home game against Rutgers next weekend should work as a soothing enough balm.
Sep 16 - 3:48 PM

Nebraska senior T David Knevel (ankle) will miss Saturday's game against Northern Illinois.

Nebraska's starting right tackle is still suffering from lingering ankle issue. The towering Knevel (6'9/315) started 10 games last season. HC Mike Riley hopes he can return to practice next week.
Sep 15 - 4:31 PM

Nebraska senior S Joshua Kalu (hamstring) will miss Saturday's game against Northern Illinois.

He suffered the injury last week in the loss to Oregon. Antonio Reed will replace Kalu in the starting lineup on Saturday. Last season, Kalu recorded 66 tackles, three TFL, an interception and 11 passes defended. He had started 28 straight games for the Huskers.
Sep 15 - 1:14 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley said that as many as four players are currently dealing with illness.

The illness caused Nebraska's soccer team to cancel their game, and it has apparently spread to the football team. "Have you heard about all these kids getting sick? Soccer kids? Half the soccer team or more? It’s happening… Jaylin [Bradley] got sick right before practice," Riley told Land of 10’s Erin Sorenson. "I bet that’s probably our 4th or 5th guy. [Matt] Sichterman was sick. [Brendan] Jaimes was sick. Now Jaylin is sick, and one other guy. Or two other guys. Jaylin is going to play, but this was a real good practice for him today and he was not here. It would have been great for him." Those players should be considered day-to-day for the Cornhuskers' matchup with Northern Illinois on Saturday.
Source: Land of 10
Sep 14 - 8:12 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior RB Mikale Wilbon will start against NIU on Saturday.

Wilbon (5'9/200) will see the start in place of Tre Bryant, who has been ruled out with a knee injury. A four-star recruit in the 2014 class, Wilbon has seen minimal work this season, though he has shown a nose for the end zone -- in two games, the redshirt junior has rushed for 23 yards and two touchdowns on five carries.
Sep 14 - 7:39 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley said that sophomore RB Tre Bryant (knee) will not play against NIU on Saturday.

This is a disappointing step back on the health front for Bryant, who was deemed to be day-to-day early in the practice week. He initially sustained the knee injury in this past Saturday's loss to Oregon. In two games this season, the 5-foot-11, 200-pound sophomore has rushed for 299 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Redshirt junior Mikale Wilbon will start in Bryant's place against the Huskies this weekend.
Sep 14 - 7:26 PM

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