The good news is that running back Rex Burkhead will not need surgery on the knee he injured during the Cornhusker's season-opening victory over Southern Miss on Saturday. The bad news is, surgery or no surgery, Burkhead is still questionable to play this weekend against UCLA.
“We have a lot of confidence in those backs,” Pelini said. “They're talented guys. I like how they played, how they responded.”
In Saturday's win that trio combined to rush for 177 yards and a touchdown. Burkhead finished the day with 68 yards and a touchdown of his own on only three carries before having to leave the game.
Though if Taylor Martinez continues playing like the world's greatest quarterback -- 354 yards and 5 touchdowns against Southern Miss -- then Nebraska could line up Lil' Red at running back and it probably wouldn't matter.