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Nebraska RB Maurice Washington Is Not On The Depth Chart

Nebraska running back Maurice Washington against Northern Illinois

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 14: Running back Maurice Washington #28 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers runs in the first half against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Nebraska could be without star running back Maurice Washington in Saturday's game against Indiana. The standout tailback is not on the latest depth chart.

Washington, who has been suspended twice this season, was left off this week's depth chart, released on Monday afternoon.

The running back sat out of the first half of the season opener and missed the second half of the Northwestern game.

“It was my decision to hold him out,” Frost said of the Northwestern game. “We hold our players to a certain standard, and we want to help them to live up to that standard. We held him out the first half. How did he respond? We’ll see how well he responds this week. We want him to come back and play well and come back and prepare well and get ready to play them, and if he does, this will all be water underneath the bridge. We need him to respond just like the rest of the team.”

The reasoning behind Washington being left off the depth chart is unclear, though we could learn something soon.

Frost is set to speak with the media at 2 p.m. C.T.

Dedrick Mills is listed as the team's starter at running back. He seems to be ready for the opportunity.

"I'm just ready to carry the ball, that's all."

Nebraska and Indiana are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on Saturday.

The game will be on BTN.