Lincoln - The Nebraska football team practiced for nearly two hours in full pads on the Memorial Stadium turf on Wednesday as the Huskers continued preparations for their regular-season finale with Colorado on Friday, Nov. 29, in Lincoln.
Nebraska coach Frank Solich said the Huskers will be back in full pads again tomorrow with the top offensive and defensive units getting some scrimmage time in against the NU redshirts. Solich said tomorrow?s workout would be an opportunity to evaluate the top units and see the redshirting players in head-to-head action against the first team.
"We are going to be interested in effort and athletic ability," Solich said. "It will be good for those guys to get some time against the top units."
Solich also announced that senior tight end Jon Bowling?s knee injury suffered against Kansas State will require surgery, and that Bowling will miss the game with the Buffaloes. Bowling injured the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee early in Saturday?s game at Kansas State.
"The loss of a player like Jon always hurts you," Solich said. "He is solid in both the running game and the passing game, and he has an excellent work ethic and leadership ability. It always hurts you to lose a player of Jon?s caliber."