Published Saturday, September 1, 2012 AT 3:44 PM / Updated at 8:53 PM
Burkhead, Marlowe out with injuries
Jon Nyatawa Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska star running back Rex Burkhead is not expected to return to Saturday’s game. Neither is receiver Tim Marlowe.

Burkhead has a sprained MCL, according to the ABC broadcast. He was seen sitting on a sideline bench with his left knee wrapped in ice.

Marlowe separated his shoulder, ABC reported. He took a hard fall lunging for an over-the-middle pass late in the first quarter.

When we find more on those injuries, we’ll pass the information along. Meanwhile, Nebraska’s taken a 21-14 lead. The Huskers are driving as I type.

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