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Mike Riley News Conference Recap: Michael Decker May Be Out for the Season

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Nebraska’s starting center is out, and starting RG Tanner Farmer may be sidelined for a while as well. And a bunch of other injuries to report on as well.

Rutgers v Nebraska
Injuries, injuries, injuries on the offensive line
Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

Just prior to Mike Riley meeting the media in Lincoln, the Big Ten announced that FS1 will televise the November 11 game between Nebraska and Minnesota from Minneapolis at 11 am central time. With Nebraska’s “Black Friday” game already scheduled for FS1, the Huskers game at Penn State may be ESPN’s only opportunity to televise the Big Red this season. (Every other Husker game have been on a Fox network: BTN, Fox or FS1)

The injury news from the Purdue game is... not good.

Redshirt freshman Matt Farniok will take over for Farmer at right guard, next to true freshman right tackle Brendan Jaimes.

But about that offensive line, which was, well, offensive to most Husker fans Saturday night.

Well, there you have it. Read between the lines, folks.

Here’s a couple more thoughts...

At the very least, fewer power formations because other than Tyler Hoppes’ pass catching, the tight ends have been a weakness on this team. (You can run out of shotgun and spread formations, BTW.)

And for as poorly as Tanner Lee played in September, he’s actually played fairly well in October. Really well in the second half against Purdue:

On defense, sophomore cornerback Lamar Jackson earned kudos from the head coach for his play.