RB Rex Burkhead questionable

Updated: September 3, 2012, 5:47 PM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Unlike last season, when an injury to running back Rex Burkhead would have devastated Nebraska's offense, coach Bo Pelini is quite comfortable going with the next man up.

Actually, the next three men up could play a lot for the 17th-ranked Cornhuskers (1-0) in Saturday's road game against UCLA (1-0).

Pelini said Monday that Burkhead, a 1,300-yard rusher and All-Big Ten back in 2011, is questionable after an MRI confirmed a mild sprain of the medial collateral ligament ...

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