Lee cleared, will start against Penn State

Published: Nov. 16, 2017 at 8:49 PM CST
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Nebraska head coach Mike Riley said Friday that Tanner Lee has been cleared to play and will start at quarterback for against Penn State on Saturday.

Lee exited last week's game against Minnesota with an impact headache.

Lee cleared concussion protocol and will be under center in Happy Valley.

In other injury news, Eric Lee has been cleared from concussion protocol and should be able to play as well as Zack Darlington. Aaron Williams is also likely to play.

Earlier in the week, Riley also mentioned that Connor Ketter will not play this Saturday, Conor Young is likely out for the regular season with a high ankle sprain and Luke Gifford had surgery and will be out for the remainder of the season.

Riley announced that David Knevel will start at right guard on Saturday. "He's an impressive physical figure in there and it reminds me of when a few years ago we put Zach Sterup inside. David's deal has not been about playing ability, it's been about being healthy."

"You just kind of have to play the game that you're in," Riley said of the rainy conditions expected at Penn State. "We spent almost all of our time

on the grass. Tuesday was wet and grey, grass was wet all day and hopefully that was good for us."

The Huskers will kick off on Saturday at 3 p.m. and the game will be televised on FS1.