Nov 16, 2013; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers defender Randy Gregory (44) celebrates after a quarterback sack against the Michigan State Spartans in the second quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Husker Football: Randy Gregory Sidelined Due to Knee Injury

The Husker football team’s All-American hopeful Randy Gregory will likely be out for at least one game after coach Bo Pelini announced him as ‘doubtful’ for this weekend’s game against McNeese State.

During his Monday press conference, Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini said that the knee was “something that flared up.”

“I would say he’s doubtful for this week. It’s a knee issue. We’re not looking to rush him back right now.”

This makes sense as the Huskers’ next opponent offers what will likely be a severe mismatch. Over the last three seasons, Nebraska has outscored FCS opponents a combined 172-34.

With Gregory out at least for this week, Greg McMullen and Jack Gangwish will likely fill the starting roles. In game one against Florida Atlantic, the pair played extremely well in Gregory’s absence.

McMullen totaled four tackles while Gangwish grabbed one. McMullen also added half a sack.

Gregory’s injury is unfortunate, but the staff believes he’ll return for the Fresno State game in two weeks. Despite Fresno State’s obvious struggles with Southern California, they only surrendered one sack to the Trojans and three tackles for loss.

The Husker secondary appeared shaky early on against Florida Atlantic, so it will be key for the Huskers to get pressure on the McNeese State and Fresno State quarterbacks to ease the stress on the back four.

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