Published Sunday, November 3, 2013 AT 7:17 PM / Updated at 7:26 PM
Michigan QB should be OK for Nebraska
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner took a beating in Saturday’s 29-6 loss at Michigan State.

The 6-foot-4 junior was sacked seven times and tackled three other times on running plays for losses. He took hits on at least 30 snaps.

Gardner’s last play was a fourth-quarter interception, in which he left the field slowly with teammates keeping watch. Freshman Shane Morris played the final series.

Michigan coach said Gardner should be ready to face Nebraska on Saturday.

“I wouldn’t say he has an injury,” Hoke said. “I’d say beat up. If that’s an injury, that’s an injury.

“He had taken a lot of shots earlier in the game, and he’s a little bit worn out.”

Gardner, averaging 328 yards of total offense and three touchdowns a game, finished the MSU game with 164 yards and no scores.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at