Bo Pelini earlier confirmed that true freshman running back Rex Burkhead is out "for a while" with a foot injury. Burkhead's injury deals a blow to a Husker offense that's already been inconsistent against decent opponents this season. Burkhead is second-string on the depth chart behind Roy Helu Jr. He's also Nebraska's second-leading rusher, and replaced Niles Paul when Paul struggled with fielding punts in the rain at Missouri.
Burkhead's stats on the season:
|2009 - Rex Burkhead||5||23||118||23.6||5.1||1||8||66||13.2||8.3||1|