Nebraska coach Mike Riley says a better run game would take some of the pressure off of junior quarterback Tanner Lee. The Huskers managed only 40 yards on the ground at Purdue but Lee passed for a season-high 431 yards in a 25-24 victory.
“You have to play the game you are in and if it is what we have to do to get back in it then you do it”, said Riley. “In a more perfect world the balance would help the quarterback.”
A lack of a consistent run game has hurt Nebraska’s production in the red zone. The Huskers were forced to settle for four field goals against the Boilermakers.
“The best way to score in the red zone is to run it in and we are not running ver well”, added Riley. “And for the passes down there the windows are smaller.”