What bad knee? Rex Burkhead runs for long early TD

Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead returned for the first time Saturday since he hurt his left knee in the team’s season-opening win over Southern Miss. Wearing a bulky brace on the knee, Burkhead started and looked great in the early going. The senior ran for 79 yards on his first three carries, including a highlight-reel 61-yard scoring scamper. Watch the touchdown run now.

[Related: Should Nebraska play Rex Burkhead vs. Idaho State?]

We have to say, that run looked a bit like Burkhead’s long TD against Southern Miss. Watch that one below:

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RAMONA MUNTZ on 9/22/2012 @ 4:31pm EDT Said:

i have the dish network. i have no access to the game. what is going on. i did not get to see rex play in this game. thanks a lot. +

    BTN.com staff on 9/22/2012 @ 4:32pm EDT Said:

    Ramona, games should be on. Have you checked the overflow channels? We offer them to all TV providers including DISH. Use this page to see if games are offered from your TV provider: http://btn.com/about/btn-gamefinder/

Carrie on 9/22/2012 @ 5:03pm EDT Said:

I am in Beatrice Nebraska and BTN is running the Michigan/ Michigan State game. What’s up?

    BTN.com staff on 9/22/2012 @ 5:16pm EDT Said:

    We apologize for any inconvenience. Please, to get a direct response from our Customer Service team, send a message through our Contact Us page. They’re better equipped to address your issue faster.

Fan on 9/22/2012 @ 8:08pm EDT Said:

73 – 7 …Does that qualify as “running up the score”?

rumpas on 9/22/2012 @ 9:29pm EDT Said:

You might check this out. http://btn.com/about/btn-gamefinder/

james stiver on 9/24/2012 @ 2:19pm EDT Said:

The game was on tv. It was on the BTN1 or 2 those were the overflow channels. In fact you could have watched any of the three big ten teams that were playing. I did not think it was on either till when I went to my tv cable menu and found out there was a BTN 1 and BTN 2. I love it cause atleast now I should be able to watch the huskers when ever.