Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Jamal Turner has been battling hamstring injuries all season, but the junior is confident that he’s healthy enough now to turn his disappointing season around. After catching 32 passes last year, Turner only has 11 receptions for 83 yards in 2013, and although he’s disappointed by the drop-off, the junior receiver knows bigger statistical days are ahead:
I’ve been down on myself the last few weeks because I haven’t been able to play like I wanted to.
[But] the two days I’ve been back in practice, I’ve been playing really good, playing really fast. They’re getting me the ball. I guess that’s good. I’m just excited to go out there and play my best, and I know I will. I’ll play a lot better the second half of the season (Journal Star).
Although the Cornhuskers were embarrassed by the UCLA Bruins early in the season, the team still has a chance to make a run at a major bowl game. Nebraska is 5-1 on the year and is one of only two teams in the Big 10 Legends division not to have a conference loss.
Turner and the Cornhuskers will play the Minnesota Golden Gophers this weekend.
[Source: Journal Star]