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Mike's Monday Presser Notes: Injury updates, previewing Northwestern

Mike's Monday Presser Notes: Injury updates, previewing Northwestern
Posted at 11:54 AM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 12:54:27-04

After coming off of a 25-24 win over Purdue, including a comeback drive by quarterback Tanner Lee, Nebraska head coach Mike Riley spoke to the media during his weekly Monday press conference.

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Riley started by updating some injuries. Offensive lineman Michael Decker is likely out for the season after sustaining an injury in the matchup with Purdue.

Linebacker Luke Gifford, safeties Aaron Williams and Antonio Reed, cornerback Eric Lee and running back Jaylin Bradley are all questionable to play against Northwestern this weekend.

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Offensive lineman Tanner Farmer is out, and will miss a "significant" amount of time.

Riley was asked what exactly he thinks has gone wrong with the run game after the Huskers were held to under 50 yards against Purdue. He noted that the offensive lineman haven't been winning the one-on-one battles up front consistently.

He said he and Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf have had "long talks" about how to run the ball against Northwestern's stout run defense. Riley said the team will have to find a couple of plays that work and stick with those, rather than trying to get too creative.

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Another thing Riley said he's thought about is mixing in some more tempo offense in the future. The Huskers had some success with that against Purdue.

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