Mike Smith out for season

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska senior offensive lineman Mike Smith is out for the season because of a broken leg.

Coach Bo Pelini said after Wednesday's practice that Smith was injured during a contact drill on Tuesday. Smith started 14 games at left tackle last season but was expected to play a backup role at guard and center this year.

Offensive lineman Jermarcus "Yoshi" Hardrick missed his second practice in a row after being hospitalized briefly for dehydration Monday. Pelini said Hardrick should be back on the field Thursday.