Oct 5, 2013; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers defender Randy Gregory (44) tackles Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelaase (2) during the fourth quarter at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska won 39-19. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Husker Football: Randy Gregory To Miss Saturday's Game

If you’re wearing a Husker football jersey with the No. 4 on it to Memorial Stadium, you’ll be representing Tommy Armstrong, Jr. this week. Head coach Bo Pelini informed the Lincoln Journal Star that defensive end Randy Gregory will be sitting out this Saturday’s game against McNeese State.

Gregory had been having some struggles with his knee during fall camp which Pelini confirmed were addressed via minor surgery.

The Nebraska head coach said that he’s hoping to see the All-America candidate back on the field by the time the Huskers head out west to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs.

Boy, he’s doing a lot better,” Pelini said Thursday. “He’s running. I think he’ll be back in short order.”

Gregory didn’t record a single defensive statistic last Saturday against Florida Atlantic, a very unusual outing for the dominating defender.

His absence opens the door for walk-on Jack Gangwish to see more playing time as he took over in Gregory’s absence last week. Junior college transfer Joe Keels and sophomore AJ Natter will also be looking to gain experience against the FCS foe.

“I think they’ll be better just for the sheer fact that they got their feet wet a little bit. And Joe, he’s just got to get healthy. His ankle has been bothering him and he’s feeling a lot better,” said Pelini.

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