Nebraska defensive coordinator Mark Banker says the Huskers will need to be assignment sound to stop the Purdue rushing attack when the teams meet in Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday.
The Huskers give up just under 100 yards on the ground per game but yielded 156 in a 30-28 loss to Northwestern.
The Purdue tandem of freshman Markell Jones and sophomore D.J. Knox at running back have combined for 797 yards and seven touchdowns this season and they are also a key part of the Boilermaker passing attack.
“Out of the four leading receivers two of them are running backs”, said Banker. “A lot goes through them from a standpoint of their run game and their pass game.”