The Nebraska Cornhuskers are having it handed to them by the Minnesota Golden Gophers this week.
In a battle of Big Ten teams, Nebraska is looking like they will fall to 3-4 in their conference. They struggled through the first half, but that isn’t what determined their change at quarterback,
Apparently starting quarterback Tanner Lee “doesn’t feel well,” and the team decided it was better if he didn’t play.
There is no word on exactly what he is ill with. Backup quarterback Patrick O’Brien got the start for the Huskers coming out of the tunnel to start the second half.
Patrick O'Brien in for Tanner Lee at quarterback to start the second half for Nebraska. Very interesting move. Lee was 13 of 18 for 174 yards and 1 TD without a pick in the first half. He has been basically untouchable through nine games. https://t.co/UHEyIlqXKT
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) November 11, 2017
According to Nebraska staff, Tanner Lee not feeling well, his return is to be determined.
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) November 11, 2017
The Cornhuskers appear as if they won’t be able to make it to a bowl game this season. With three games remaining, they need to be winners in at least two of them. They draw Penn State next week, and Iowa the week after that. They will be heavy underdogs in both of those matchups.
With that in mind, getting O’Brien some reps might not be such a bad thing. He was a highly touted recruit in 2016, and was considered the 10th overall pro-style quarterback in the country.