The Nebraska offense is getting a key weapon back in time for sixth ranked Ohio State. Senior tight end Cethan Carter is expected to play after missing the last three games with an elbow injury suffered in an October 1 victory over Illinois.
Carter has 10 receptions this season, including one for a touchdown.
“You just have to be aware of him and make sure coverage is going to him”, said Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf. “It takes a little heat of some of the other guys so it is good to have him there. It is good for us and he is also another physical presence in the run game also.”
Langsdorf says the Huskers need to be productive on first down to avoid third and long and says they may get some shots down field if they can protect quarterback Tommy Armstrong.
“They do play a lot of man and will press on the corners so they are putting them on islands by themselves so you have to take advantage of some one on ones”, added Langsdorf. “But you have to make sure you have the quarterback protected first and that is going to be a big key.”