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Mike Riley Asked If He Considered Benching Tanner Lee

Mike Riley gives press conference.

Mike Riley was asked about quarterback Tanner Lee after his team's loss to Northern Illinois.

Nebraska lost to Northern Illinois on Saturday, despite giving up just 213 yards and one offensive touchdown to the Huskies. NIU's other scores? Tanner Lee threw three interceptions on the day - and two of them were returned for touchdowns.

After the game, head coach Mike Riley was asked if he considered benching Lee, who finished 25-of-47 for 299 yards with the three picks.

His response?

"No." He noted that there were protection problems as well. He also said that he thought Lee gave them the best chance to win the fourth quarter.

Riley and Lee may both be fighting to keep their jobs in the coming weeks. The Cornhuskers are 1-2 heading into Big Ten play.