EVANSTON, Illustrative – Nebraska will not have a start center for the match against Northwestern and a few other key pieces while its touted receiver addition is set for launch.
Sophomore Cam Jurgens are not among the attacking players who have arrived in Nebraska and will miss the game after 13 in a row starting last season. The original Beatrice suffered a leg injury against Ohio State two weeks ago and missed the end of the first half.
In a twist, senior Matt Farniok will start in Jurgens̵7; position after sliding from right to right guard to start the season. When Jurgens missed some time in the match against OSU, second year Will Farniok caught up.
Starting lineup (from left to right): Brenden Jaimes, Boe Wilson, Matt Farniok, Ethan Piper and Bryce Benhart.
Meanwhile, junior college transfer recipient Omar Manning has been through pregnancy matches on the pitch and looks set to make his Nebraska debut against the Wildcats.
On defense, Myles Farmer (safe) and Quinton Newsome (corner) will start in place of Deontai Williams and Cam Taylor-Britt, who were suspended in the first half of Saturday after targeting calls against Bang Ohio.
Other Huskers who will make a trip to Evanston after not arriving in Ohio are midfielder Luke Reimer, defensive midfielder Damian Jackson, full-back Chris Walker and winger Jared Bubak. Reimer, who had recovered from an ankle injury last month, should be in line to witness serious defense injuries.