EUGENE, Oregon -- Nebraska's David Knevel, waylaid by an ankle injury late last season, is battling the same type of injury once again.
The Husker senior right tackle was in street clothes, with a walking boot on his right foot/ankle, as the team warmed up for its showdown Saturday against Oregon (1-0) at Autzen Stadium. The 6-foot-9, 315-pounder started eight games last season before missing the final five. He started last week's game against Arkansas State, but missed three plays late in the game before returning for the final possession.
In Knevel's place, Nebraska (1-0) will turn to redshirt freshman Matt Farniok, who will make his first college start. The 6-6, 315-pounder from South Dakota saw scout-team duty last season.
Meanwhile, receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El (shoulder) and outside linebacker Marcus Newby (hamstring) participated in warmups.