Mic'd Mondays: Nebraska's Burkhead
Monday night on “The Big Ten Pulse,” Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead
stopped by to chat with Rick Pizzo, Derek Rackley and Tim Doyle about the Huskers’ much-anticipated Big Ten debut at Wisconsin. Burkhead, who has run for 290 yards and four touchdowns the past two weeks, is the Big Ten’s leading rusher
among running backs, trailing quarterbacks Denard Robinson
and Taylor Martinez
. In last week’s win at Wyoming, Burkhead took snaps out of the Wildcat formation. Can we expect more of it against the Badgers? “If he [Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck] wants to, that’s fine with me,” Burkhead told our crew.
Nebraska (4-0) and Wisconsin (4-0) kick off at 8 p.m. ET Saturday night. ESPN College GameDay will be in Madison for the battle of undefeated top 10 teams. The buildup for the game has hit Twitter, too.
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