Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive back Omar Brown might have to miss the Michigan State game as he’s currently in the concussion protocol.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team has had quite a few injuries this season. It seems like Matt Rhule’s team has had a hard time coming out of any game this fall without someone going down to injury. Saturday’s game against Purdue was no different, though there is good news that no one seems to have anything close to a season-ending injury.
Omar Brown was the big injury of the week, and it’s still possible that he could come back in time to play Michigan State. Rhule announced at his press conference earlier this week that Brown is going through the concussion protocol.
Now it’s a waiting game.
It’s still early enough in the week that Brown being out isn’t a given. Some might remember that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy had to go through concussion protocol last week. He was ready to go in their next game against Cincinnati.
Of course, Purdy didn’t play all that well.
The good news here is that Omar Brown is out vs Sparty, the Nebraksa Cornhuskers have done a very good job with their “next man up” approach.
On the other hand, if he can’t play, the Nebraska Football team is missing one of their best defenders. On the season, Omar Brown has a 78.2 grade on defense according to PFF. He’s got 38 tackles and has allowed just a 59 percent reception percentage.
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- While Brown has been a boon for the Nebraska Football team, so has teammate Quinton Newsome. Everyone watched him return the punt block for a touchdown, but he also played well in the defensive backfield against the Boilermakers. Newsome was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player-of-the-Week thanks to that return and recovering a muffed punt by teammate Alex Bullock. But Newsome also had five tackles and a fumble recovery as he helped the Huskers hold Purdue under 200 total yards.
- Nebraska Cornhuskers coaches are being real about the offensive struggles this season. The Omaha World Herald‘s Wilson Moore wrote about how offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield is giving quarterback Heinrich Haarberg some tough love, but also just some love.
- Nebraska Cornhuskers football attendance continues to be one of the strengths of the program, even if the fans have gotten some heat this year for leaving early. Official numbers were released today and the Huskers are currently fourth in the Big Ten with just over 86,000 per game. That number puts them behind only Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State. They’re also well ahead of Wisconsin. It’s worth pointing out Nebraska would be tops in the conference in every league not named the SEC.