Key player ruled out for Nebraska vs. Michigan football

For Nebraska to pull off the upset in Ann Arbor this weekend, it needs all hands on deck. However, that certainly will not be the case.

The Huskers will travel to Michigan Stadium on Saturday, but they will do so without perhaps their key player. While he may not be prolific, quarterback Casey Thompson has been solid for Nebraska, throwing for 2,023 yards in eight games. He’s completing 62.9% of his passes and has thrown 12 touchdowns, but also 10 interceptions. The Texas transfer would be likely necessary for the Cornhuskers to have a chance at the upset.

However, interim head coach Mickey Joseph has declared Thompson will be out for the second straight game due to injury.

That means that Nebraska is likely to rely on Florida State transfer Chubba Purdy and Logan Smothers, as it did a week ago in the 20-13 loss to Minnesota.

Michigan certainly is facing its own injury issues. Gemon Green, Roman Wilson and Ryan Hayes missed the game at Rutgers, and Trevor Keegan was injured in that game. There’s no indication who may or may not be back for the Week 11 contest.


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Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire