EUGENE,Oregon--- Down 42-14 at the half, you would have thought the Husker football team was finished Saturday at Oregon.
Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee had other ideas. Tanner came out of the locker room and fired two touchdown passes to Stanley Morgan and the Huskers trailed 41-28. A rushing touchdown by Mikale Wilbon cut the margin to just one score. Nebraska would get the ball back in the last minutes for a chance to tie but could not find the end zone making the final score 42-35 in favor of Oregon. The Huskers drop to 1-1 on the season while Oregon is 2-0.
Nebraska returns home for the next two games against Northern Illinois this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Rutgers follows the Huskies into Lincoln the following Saturday before Nebraska travels to Illinois for that Friday night game September 29th.
Then, the Big Red hosts Wisconsin and Ohio State on back to back weeks October 7th and 14th at Memorial Stadium when the eyes of the nation will be on Lincoln.
First things first and the injury situation. In Saturday's game running back Tre Bryant went out with an injured knee after a 107 yard day. It doesn't seem to be serious.
Safety Joshua Kalu suffered a ham Sting injury. We know how those can take a long time to heal.
We'll see this week how those players respond to treatment and if they'll play in this next game, or does coach Mike Riley rest them to make sure.