Southern Miss. is not the most athletic team Nebraska will face in 2012, but the Golden Eagles will bring a lot of talent to the field on Saturday. If the Blackshirts do not show up ready and focused it could be a long day for Bo Pelini and company. Here are the stars of the Eagle’s offnese, and one star in the making on the defense who could give the Huskers trouble on Saturday.
Kendrick Hardy, Runningback #29
Hardy has not really lived up to the expectations he had coming to Southern Miss. He was one of the most highly touted recruits in the 2009 recruiting class. He chose to stay in his home state, and play for the Eagles. With new head coach Ellis Johnson, Hardy may get his chance as a power back in a spread offense.
Tracey Lampley, Wide Receiver #1
Lampley saw time at running back, and wide receiver last season. Lampley will see playing time just at wide receiver this fall according to coach Johnson. Lampley will be the go to target for whoever the Eagles start at quarterback. At this time it looks like it will be redshirt junior Chris Campbell.
Anthony Alford, Quarterback #2
Campbell will be the starter. If things go wrong against Nebraska on Saturday, the four star Alford may be on the back burner. Alford is a dual-threat quarterback, and in the past Nebraska has struggled against a dual-threat quarterback. If things get out of control on Saturday, Johnson may not have a choice but to bring in Alford. Bo Pelini may not have a choice but to put in some preparation for Alford.
Jamie Collins, Defensive End, #8
Collins was an All-Conference USA Honorable Mention last season. He should be the focus of the Nebraska offensive line, and will be the biggest threat tomorrow for Nebraska’s passing game.
By Jimmie Allen
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