Barkley’s backup faces top challenge

Posted: November 24, 2012 at 4:18 a.m.

Not many young quarterbacks are forced to make their first career starts under the circumstances surrounding Max Wittek at the Coliseum tonight.

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Huskers hand it to Burkhead

Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead (22) runs for a first down past Iowa’s Louis Trinca-Pasat (left) and Collin Sleeper (right) during the second half of the No. 14 Cornhuskers’ 13-7 victory over the Hawkeyes on Friday in Iowa City, Iowa.

Winning five consecutive games mostly without him didn’t mean Nebraska doesn’t need Rex Burkhead. Read »

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Tide expect iron grip to be tried

Auburn Coach Gene Chizik said it will take a near-flawless performance by the Tigers to pull off an upset of No. 2 Alabama today in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

So much has changed since the last time Alabama welcomed Auburn into its immense home stadium. Read »