Coach Bo Pelini indicated Wednesday that receiver Kenny Bell and defensive end Randy Gregory will be game-time decisions.

Both weren't suited up for practice Tuesday. NU held a walk-through Wednesday.

Are Bell and Gregory healthy enough to play against Iowa?

"Probably 50/50," Pelini said after Wednesday's practice.

They're apparently still evaluating others, too — like receiver Alonzo Moore and offensive tackle Zach Sterup. Center Mark Pelini is presumably out, but nothing's official yet.

"It's hard to say," Pelini said. "We'll see how things go over the next day or so."

A couple more quick hits from Pelini after practice Wednesday:

>> No real issues so far with the short week, Pelini said. They simply moved everything up a day, eliminating the light practice typically held on Sunday and instead taking that day off (as if it were a Monday). The team will treat Thanksgiving like a Friday, conducting a practice before traveling to Iowa City. "We've been through this before," Pelini said. "I like our schedule."

>> Three Big Ten running backs — Melvin Gordon, Tevin Coleman and Ameer Abdullah — are finalists for the Doak Walker Award? "It shows the kind of talent we have at the running back position in this conference," Pelini said.

>> Pelini's been pleased with the way the Husker players have bounced back after a two-game losing streak. They've apparently had productive practices, with "good attention to detail," Pelini said. "They've responded well."

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