Injury-plagued Nebraska waits for bowl assignment

By Eric Olson

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Nov. 26 2011 11:40 a.m. MST

Nebraska's Kyler Reed (25) celebrates with teammate Tim Marlowe (6) after Reed scored a touchdown against Iowa in the first half of their NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska won 20-7.

Dave Weaver, Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska's priority is to heal up during the weeklong wait to find out its bowl destination.

The 22nd-ranked Cornhuskers' first run through the Big Ten took a physical toll. Five starters were injured or re-injured in Friday's 20-7 win over Iowa.

Coach Bo Pelini praised his team's resolve for playing so well under the circumstances.

The Huskers (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) will find out Dec. 4 where they'll go for a bowl.

Offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles said he and his teammates are disappointed that they won't be playing for a league title, as they did the last two years in the Big 12, but they are excited about the prospect of winning 10 games for a third straight season.

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