Nebraska will start quarterback Tanner Lee at Penn State on Saturday, as reported by Brett Edwards of KLKN-TV in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday.
Lee didn’t play in the second half of the Huskers’ loss to Minnesota last week. At the time, Lee was ruled out of the second half of that game because of an “impact migraine.” Later, coach Mike Riley said the junior was going through Nebraska’s concussion protocol.
With Lee out against Minnesota, backup Patrick O’Brien took over, going 12 for 18 for 137 yards. Nebraska lost 54-21 to Minnesota to fall to 4-6 on the season.
Riley told reporters on Friday that Lee will start against Penn State.
Nebraska QB Tanner Lee to start vs. Penn State
Mike Riley says Tanner Lee will start tomorrow #Huskers
— Brett Edwards (@brettedklkn) November 17, 2017
Lee and the Huskers are big underdogs to the No. 10 Nittany Lions. The game is set for 4 p.m. ET Saturday and will be televised on FS1.
For the season, Lee is 198 for 346 passing for 2,539 yards, 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. O’Brien, a redshirt freshman, is 18 for 30 for 192 yards and 1 interception.
Nebraska needs to win its final two games to become bowl eligible. The Nittany Lions are 8-2.