Nebraska Football: 5 takeaways from spring ball for Huskers

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Questions at RB

Nebraska football was hit with a wave of injuries at running back this spring, which forced some younger guys into bigger roles.

One running back who took advantage of his opportunities is a walk-on Jaquez Yant, who had nine carries for 63 yards and a touchdown Saturday. At 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, there is a physicality to Yant that definitely appeals to Husker fans who yearn for that smashmouth style of football.

Nebraska hasn’t been great at being physical and being able to run the football. Having a big back like Yant in the rotation could help and after an impressive spring, he at least put himself in the mix this fall.

USC transfer Markese Stepp will factor into the starting job this fall, as will Gabe Ervin, another impressive standout this spring. Nebraska football needs more production out of its running backs and heading out of spring, there isn’t much clarity at the position.