Sophomore Tre Bryant has emerged as the leader at running back as Nebraska prepares for a visit to Oregon. The sophomore from St. Louis set career highs with 31 carries and 192 yards in a win over Arkansas State. Bryant was competing with Mikale Wilbon and Devine Ozigbo for playing time in camp and it appeared the Huskers were prepared to go with a running back by committee approach.
“We decided not to overcook it and complicate it with different ways of substitution”, said Nebraska coach Mike Riley. “We try to make a good decision by doing it this way and Tre played well.”
Bryant says the 31 carries were the most he has had in a game at any level but it allowed him to get into a rhythm.
“The rhythm is about getting the feel for how the defense will react to a certain play and how they will fill a gap”, said Bryant. “Now you know if they feel a gap a certain way maybe I can bounce it and that will be good or if I cut it back that will be even better.”