LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska coach Mike Riley announced Monday that several starters potentially could be out for the matchup against No. 22 Oregon on Saturday.
Riley said senior wide receivers Brandon Reilly and Alonzo Moore plus freshman DB Lamar Jackson and sophomore DT Mick Stoltenberg are all questionable to play because of injuries.
Moore spoke at Nebraska’s press conference and said there was “no chance” his shoulder will keep him out of the game, but it will ultimately be up to the doctors to decide that.
Riley said he hopes all the players will be listed as day to day soon.
Some other notes from media availability on Monday:
- Riley was upset, again, with the number of personal fouls the Huskers had on Saturday against Wyoming. That was his main grievance from the 52-17 win and said those penalties “need to be corrected.”
- Riley liked how Nebraska played on both offense and defense on third down. That will be a big emphasis this week, he added.
- Players Riley thought played well on Saturday included Moore, Reilly, kicker Drew Brown, WR Jordan Westerkamp, TE Cethan Carter and safeties Kieron Williams and Nate Gerry.
- Nebraska OT Nick Gates said despite all the after-the-play penalties he’s going to continue to play hard and play aggressive, though he added he knows there’s a line and that he will try to not cross it again. Gates was flagged for unnecessary roughness on Saturday.
- Gates was recruited by Oregon and the Ducks were in his top five schools near the end of his recruiting process, but he said he just liked Nebraska better.
- Safety Kieron Williams said playing Oregon is a little like playing the 2010 Miami Heat, when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were all together. He said they have lots of weapons that you have to keep an eye on constantly.
- Williams said he knows Oregon is a high-caliber team and “any time you get a chance to play a team like that you want to be at your highest.” He said he wants to show that Nebraska is a high-caliber team, too.