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Consistency eludes Ozigbo

Huskers running back Devine Ozigbo rushes to his left in a game against Northwestern on Nov. 4, 2017 (KHGI)

During Nebraska's season–long drive of 9:24 in the third quarter against Northwestern, Devine Ozigbo popped off rushes of 8, 5, 7, and 5 yards on his first four carries of the second half.

His average of 6.25 yards per touch would have been great if it held up.

The next two runs combined for two yards as the Husker drive stalled out inside the Northwestern 15.

"I don't think you can just tell him 'okay, this is how it's going to be every time'," said offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf. "Especially in zone blocking schemes where there's going to be movement. So you're always trying to get the backs to get to the heel of the offensive line and press those holes. Then they can make their cuts."

Beyond those 25 yards in the third quarter, Ozigbo was held to 47 yards on 19 carries, an average of 2.47 yards per rush. As a team, Nebraska continues to struggle rushing the football with an average of 120.8 yards per outing, ranking 107 of 129 FBS teams. Ozigbo certainly isn't all to blame for the struggles, specifically citing the questions in the offensive line regarding health and consistency.

Nebraska and Minnesota are at 11 a.m. Saturday on FS1.

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