With starting quarterback Adrian Martinez injured, Nebraska has been rotating passers in today’s game against Indiana. Among the quarterbacks who got some key snaps is Luke McCaffrey – the brother of Carolina Panthers superstar Christian McCaffrey – and he’s made the most of his reps today.
Just before halftime, Nebraska trailed 16-14 and got the ball back in good field position after an Indiana interception. McCaffrey took over for starter Noah Vedral and promptly led them down the field on just a few plays.
With less than a minute remaining, McCaffrey found Kanawai Noa for a 24-yard touchdown.
Nebraska went into halftime leading 21-16.
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They were the first two passes of McCaffrey’s college career. He previously appeared in their win earlier this month against Northwestern, rushing for three yards in the win.
It remains to be seen if Nebraska head coach Scott Frost sticks with McCaffrey for the rest of the game. But on a few simple plays he definitely showed why he was so highly touted coming out of high school.
247Sports rated McCaffrey as a four-star prospect and the No. 257 overall prospect in the country. He was the No. 13 athlete in the nation and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Colorado.
The game is being played on the Big Ten Network.