Matt Rhule and Nebraska have rebounded well since losing the first two games of the season. Unfortunately, the Cornhuskers will hit the final stretch of the season without some key pieces for the offensive line.

During Monday’s press conference, Rhule announced significant injuries for a group of offensive linemen that includes Ethan Piper, Turner Corcoran and Nouredin Nouili. Wide receiver Billy Kemp IV is also banged up and will miss at least a few weeks.

All four players were starters for Nebraska, and the biggest blows came to Piper and Corcoran. Those two players sustained season-ending injuries per Rhule. Piper’s injury was to the knee while Corcoran’s injury was to the foot.

“We’re a pretty beat-up team right now,” Rhule admitted. “We’ll have to have some guys step up.”

The good news for the offensive line is Teddy Prochazka is full speed per Rhule and is expected to slot into the starting left tackle spot for Corcoran. At wide receiver, Nebraska will get a chance to see what young players can bring to the table down the road.

Regardless of how Nebraska adjusts, there’s no denying the team is banged up, a fact Rhule admitted to. However, the head coach also said it’s up to the Huskers to keep playing regardless of the circumstances they’re in.

Next up is Purdue.