We’re going to switch up the format a bit this week. Nebraska’s offense didn’t show more than a couple of new things against Purdue and what it did show was largely limited by the 1,500lb gorilla in the room: the Pipeline’s major struggles. So rather than break down three plays as we usually do, we’re going to drill a bit deeper into where things are going wrong for Nebraska’s offensive line.
We’ll also take a quick look at the main man running behind them, Terrell Newby. Despite the offensive line’s struggles, Newby has managed to put up two 100-yard games in his last three and a combined 324 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. How? Mostly by making a lot out of nothing, and also by logging big runs when the line does open up holes. Newby doesn’t have eye popping stats, with only 511 yards on 103 carries for the year (4.96 YPC). But given the issues up front, he’s saved Nebraska’s offense from completely shutting down. And with the line issues not going away anytime soon, he’ll need to have an efficient game against Wisconsin if the Huskers want to put up points.