Nebraska may be without several starters on offense when the eighth ranked Huskers host Purdue. Senior receiver Jordan Westerkamp missed practice on Wednesday with an injured back as did starting left tackle Nick Gates, who has been bothered by a sore ankle.
“We’re working through that. We’re so thin that it’s a concern against a good defensive front,” said Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf. “You can look at the stats, and they’ve given up rushing yards, but we’re beat up. We’ve got make sure that we get some guys healthy and get them into the game.”
One player the Huskers will have is quarterback Tommy Armstrong who has been bothered by a sore ankle. Armstrong missed last year’s game at Purdue with an injury and watched from his home as the Huskers lost 55-45.
“In that situation last year and having a tough season with a lot of losses it was kind of a domino effect for our team”, said Armstrong. “But I feel like we have done a good job bouncing back this year.”