Injury-Plagued Nebraska Waits for Bowl Assignment


November 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s priority is to heal up during the weeklong wait to find out its bowl destination. The 22nd-ranked Cornhuskers’ first run through the Big Ten took a physical toll. Five starters were injured or re-injured in Friday’s 20-7 win over Iowa. Coach Bo Pelini praised his team’s resolve for playing so well under the circumstances. The Huskers (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) will find out Dec. 4 where they’ll go for a bowl. Offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles said he and his teammates are disappointed that they won’t be playing for a league title, as they did the last two years in the Big 12, but they are excited about the prospect of winning 10 games for a third straight season.