Former Cornhusker QB Beck now playing

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Here's a quick programming notice for some fans who might not be watching the Papajohn.com Bowl from Birmingham, Ala., between North Carolina State and Rutgers.

Former Nebraska quarterback Harrison Beck, a backup to starter Russell Wilson, has been forced into the game after Wilson sprained a knee late in the first half. Beck transferred to North Carolina State from Nebraska following the 2005 season after an unsuccessful bid for the Cornhuskers' starting job.

Beck struggled in his first two possessions, throwing three incompletions. The Wolfpack are nursing a 17-16 lead.

It will be interesting to see if North Carolina State coach Tom O'Brien turns to Beck again on the next possession after such a shaky start.