Rutgers appears to be without QB Noah Vedral for matchup with Nebraska
It looks like Noah Vedral is going to miss the opportunity to suit up against his former squad on Friday night.
The former Husker and transfer quarterback for Rutgers has been a key catalyst for the Scarlet Knights this season. He has thrown for 1,250 yards in seven games while accounting for 10 total touchdowns in the dramatic turnaround under head coach Greg Schiano.
Unfortunately, Vedral was injured in the Week 8 game against Maryland, leaving with an ankle injury. During the week, Schiano indicated Vedral would be a game-time decision for Nebraska.
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As we approach Friday’s kickoff time, it appears that Vedral is not going to be a go. Sean Callahan with Husker Online is reporting that Vedral is not out for warmups with Artur Sitkowski and Johnny Langan likely due to play for Rutgers:
No sign of Noah Vedral at this point for Rutgers in pregame warm-ups. Looks like we'll see a combination of Artur Stikowski and Johnny Langan.
— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) December 18, 2020
During the BTN pre-game show, Schiano indicated the trainers “are working on him right now,” still not ruling out Vedral minutes before kickoff.
All three quarterbacks have seen time this season, and it is likely both Langan and Sitkowski will take reps on Friday without Vedral available. Sitkowski has thrown for 311 yards and three touchdowns. Meanwhile, Langan has mainly served as a runner, ranking fourth on the Scarlet Knights with 145 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
The disappointing part for Vedral is he will miss the opportunity to play against his former team. He spent 2018-19 with the Huskers and played his high school ball in Wahoo, Nebraska.