No one is supposed to kick someone when they’re down. As of late, everyone is kicking Nebraska every chance they get.

Cornhuskers interim coach Mickey Joseph announced Tuesday that running back Ajay Allen will miss the rest of the season following surgery for an undisclosed injury. Allen finished with 11 carries for 49 yards in the Huskers’ 49-14 loss to No. 6 Oklahoma at home on Saturday. 

Allen, a freshman from Monroe, La., had been one of the more consistent offensive weapons through the first 3 games. Against North Dakota, the 5-11, 185-pounder rushed for 58 yards on 11 carries. Against Georgia Southern, he totaled 8 carries for 76 yards and averaged 9.5 yards per run.

Through 4 games, Allen tallied 190 yards off 33 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns. He averaged 5.8 yards per attempt and finished with 4 runs of over 10 yards.

The departure of Allen will sting, but Joseph is making sure that his offense goes to the ground. Against the Sooners, 6 different players posted at least 4 rushing attempts when given the ball.

Quarterbacks Casey Thompson and Chuba Purdy combined for 10 carries for -1 yard and a touchdown. Gabe Ervin Jr. finished with a team-high 60 yards while Anthony Grant finished with a team-high 13 carries.

Joseph did not say if Thompson or Purdy would get the start Saturday against Indiana at home in 2 weeks. Kickoff time for the Oct. 1 first matchup has not been announced as of this time.