Nebraska's running game slowed, but Callahan not worried

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ As long as the points come, Nebraska coach
Bill Callahan doesn't care how the Cornhuskers score them.
That's what Callahan said today when asked if the Huskers need a
stronger running game as they head into Saturday night's game at
Missouri.
Since they ran for 413 yards in the opener against Nevada, the
Huskers have averaged just 115 yards on the ground. Nine of their
15 touchdowns have come on passes.
Marlon Lucky leads the Big 12 with 113 yards a game. But take
away the career-high 233 he had against Nevada, and his average is
83.
Since the Nevada game, the Huskers have converted on just five
of 11 third-down situations where they've needed 1 or 2 yards for a
first down and have elected to run.
Lucky has gotten the call nine times on third-and-short and has
converted only five times.

(by AP Sports Writer Eric Olson)

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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