Tanner Lee is set to start against Penn State on Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium, one week after he was knocked out of a game and into concussion protocol. Head coach Mike Riley gave that update on the redshirt junior, who has started each of NU's 10 games this season, to television reporters from Channel 8 News and 1011 News when the team arrived in State College, Pennsylvania, on Friday afternoon. Lee suffered the injury, which led to what medical staff described as an "impact migraine," late in the second quarter at Minnesota last weekend. Redshirt freshman Patrick O'Brien played the second half of NU's 54-21 loss then and would have made his first start at PSU -- in front of 21 family members, no less -- if Lee had not been able to play. When Riley met with reporters Thursday in Lincoln, Lee still had not cleared fully through the protocol and thus the coaching staff had not yet decided who would start in the event Lee was available.
Nebraska's Lee clears concussion protocol, will play vs. Penn State
Lincoln Journal Star | Nov 18