Much of the anxiety over the Nebraska offense in 2009 had to do with the health and depth of the running back position. That was especially true of Roy Helu. When healthy, he could put up numbers against any defense, like the 169 he had at Virginia Tech or the 138 he had against Oklahoma. When hurt, he couldn't keep the ball in his hands (see Iowa State). For 2010, the question remains. Can Roy Helu carry Nebraska to a Big 12 championship? Or will NU be forced to rely on Rex Burkhead and the rest?

Helu averaged 19 carries and 96 rushing yards per game over the first eleven games of the 2009 season, including the two games where he was used sparingly against Iowa State and Baylor. Over the last three games, he managed just 9 carries per game and just over three yards per carry. It was...

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