Backups more vital to a thin NU receiving corps

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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — At the start of Nebraska's 34-23 loss at Minnesota, NU wide receivers coach Rich Fisher finally expected to have his three top pass-catchers — Quincy Enunwa, Kenny Bell and Jamal Turner — on the field together and in reasonably good health after a bye week.

Their presence was important. Offensive coordinator Tim Beck had planned beating the Gophers' load-up-the-box defense by alternating quick and long passes against Minnesota's secondary. He'd need his top trio, considered one of the best wide receiver corps in the Big Ten, to do it.

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