LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska coach Mike Riley announced after practice on Thursday that senior WR Brandon Reilly will be able to play after sitting last week with a hamstring injury.
Senior WR Alonzo Moore, who was also in pads on Thursday, is listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, Riley said.
Some more notes from practice:
- Riley said the plan is to fly to Chicago to play Northwestern on Saturday afternoon and keep the weekend routine as normal as possible. “We want to make it as much of like a routine as we can,” Riley said. “We’re traveling but it’s not a sightseeing adventure.”
- Nebraska will cut its roster from more than 90 to a travel roster, meaning some of the walk-ons or players lower on the depth charts will not go to Evanston, Ill. Riley didn’t offer any specifics, but said since Nebraska is healthy as a whole, it was tough to cut down the last few positions. He said coordinators and other coaches usually lobby to keep players on the plane. Of the coaches, he said special teams coach Bruce Reed is best at pleading his case.
- Nebraska kicker Drew Brown has only kicked one field goal this season, but Riley said he has full confidence in the junior kicker going into Big Ten play. “He’s poised to have a great year still,” Riley said.
- On the defensive line, redshirt freshman Carlos Davis will start over sophomore Mick Stoltenberg, most likely because of Stoltenberg’s leg injury. There will still be plenty of rotation on the line.