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Nebraska Football: Markese Stepp ready for challenge of Oklahoma

COLUMBUS, OHIO - OCTOBER 6, 2012: A football helmet for the Nebraska Cornhuskers sits on the field before a game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio State Buckeyes won 63-38. (Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

Nebraska football has a crucial game against Oklahoma on Saturday. Judging by some quotes from players early this week, they are ready to play. That includes running back Markese Stepp.

Stepp has managed to find his niche in what has become a very deep and talented Nebraska football running back rotation. So far on the season, and he has carried the ball 30 times for 128 yards and a touchdown.

He struggled last Saturday against Buffalo. To be fair, all of the Nebraska football running backs seemed to have a difficult time breaking any big runs against Buffalo. On the day, Stepp recorded nine carries for 17 yards. A seven-yard carry was his longest of the afternoon.

Now putting Buffalo behind him and focusing on Oklahoma, stepped told the media on Tuesday that he was ready to play. Not only that, he seemed excited to get the opportunity to play in this game.

Stepp is going to have to have his fingerprints all over this game. Nebraska football needs to get a solid effort from their running backs if they want to win this game. They need to be precise in all areas quite frankly, but running the football is something I would love to see them do on Saturday. Stepp is a huge part of what Nebraska football does in the running game, and I would love to see him have a big contest.

One thing is for sure, we know he will be ready. It wouldn’t shock me if Nebraska football relies on him to shoulder the load a little bit offensively. Nebraska football is going to have to play a perfect brand of football in order to win, and I’m excited to see what he can do. In a game that is big for players, coaches, and fans alike, the excitement is continuing to build throughout the week.

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