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Injury-plagued Purdue scores late, beats Nebraska 31-27

Nov. 2, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue may be forced to adjust yet again after quarterback Jack Plummer became the latest player sidelined on a team plagued by injuries. Head coach Jeff Brohm said Plummer will likely miss the remainder of the season with a right ankle injury suffered in a 31-27 victory over...

Purdue, Nebraska looking for turnaround week amid tailspins

Nov. 1, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

Purdue and Nebraska took time this week to look long and hard at what's ailing their programs. Boilermakers coach Jeff Brohm emphasized the need to make corrections. Cornhuskers coach Scott Frost challenged his guys to play with more passion. On Saturday, everyone will find out whose message broke through. "There...

Christian McCaffrey's baby brother toughened up in backyard

Oct. 31, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska freshman Luke McCaffrey made his true debut in college football last weekend, and one of his rivals in backyard games must have had flashbacks as he watched. That would be Christian McCaffrey, the Carolina Panthers' star running back. Luke is the last of the Brothers...

Frost's rebuilding project at Nebraska hits sticking point

Oct. 30, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It wasn't supposed to be this way for Nebraska. In Scott Frost's grand plan, the Cornhuskers would begin their climb in the Big Ten West in Year Two coaching his alma mater. It was jarring when Nebraska lost its first six games in 2018, but wins in four of the last six created such an...

Indiana AD remark on Huskers' lack of respect baffles Frost

Oct. 28, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Scott Frost said Monday he doesn't know what prompted Indiana athletic director Fred Glass to say the Cornhuskers' staff doesn't respect the Hoosiers' football program. Glass told The Indianapolis Star after the Hoosiers' 38-31 win in Lincoln on Saturday the victory was...

UNLV aide Barney Cotton's heart transplant called successful

Oct. 28, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The family of UNLV assistant football coach Barney Cotton said Monday he is progressing well after a heart transplant in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. The operation was Oct. 22 at Nebraska Medical Center. The 63-year-old Cotton stepped away from his position as UNLV's offensive...

Purdue sticks with Plummer as starting QB vs Huskers

Oct. 28, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm changed his mind. Two days after announcing there would be an open competition for the Boilermakers' starting quarterback job, Brohm said Monday that Jack Plummer has the job going into Saturday's game against Nebraska. "I think the quarterbacks will continue to work hard and get better,...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Heisman Chase, upset Saturday in Big 12

Oct. 27, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

A pure defensive player, a guy who does nothing but play defense, has never won the Heisman Trophy. Charles Woodson was the closest thing in 1997, but he moonlighted as a receiver and was a dynamic kick returner for Michigan. If it has not happened in 82 years, it probably never will. Especially with college...

Ramsey's career day lifts Hoosiers over Cornhuskers 38-31

Oct. 26, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Indiana players started celebrating before the clock struck zeroes, and as they headed to the locker room they continued to whoop and holler. "We're going bowling," they yelled. Yes, they are. It's not even November, and the Hoosiers have achieved the six wins needed to play in a bowl...

Huskers turn to No. 3 QB Luke McCaffrey after Vedral injured

Oct. 26, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska backup Noah Vedral was injured in the second quarter against Indiana, and third-string quarterback Luke McCaffrey replaced him. Vedral drew the start Saturday in place of Adrian Martinez, who injured his left leg in the Oct. 5 game against Northwestern and missed the...