The Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the Southern Miss Golden Eagles yesterday evening 56-13 at Memorial Stadium. We had studs who shined in the game and duds who didn’t.
1. Ciante Evans- Evans has had a brilliant start to his season. He had one interception last week against Wyoming and he got two more this week against Southern Miss, one of them went for a touchdown. Ciante has became the leader on the defense that we thought he would this season.
2. Stanley Jean Baptiste- Baptiste also had an interception against Wyoming in the opener. He added another this week which went for a touchdown. Stanley is playing so well to start the year and his physicality is showing each game to this point. The coaches gave him high praise going into the season and he is showing us why.
3. Taylor Martinez- Martinez had a productive game with three touchdowns through the air. He had no turnovers which is the best stat of all. While he didn’t have to do much with the defense scoring two touchdowns he found his favorite targets Kenny Bell and Quincy Enunwa for two of his touchdown tosses. If Taylor can continue to play precise like this we could see the offense go to the great level.
1. Terrell Newby- Newby once again carried the ball well but he is responsible for the Huskers only turnover last night. The Huskers offense has been immune to fumbles the past few seasons and this is something the coaches will emphasize with the freshman. Hold onto the ball!
2. David Santos- Its hard to put David here, but it looks as if he has lost his starting job to true freshman Josh Banderas. Santos was expected to be a breakout player this year. It really makes us wonder where he stands on the defense? Still, with how the Huskers like to sub in players on defense he will be apart of the plans.
3. Jamal Turner- So far this season things have been not so good for Turner. He was thought of by many to have a breakout season after playing so well at the end of last year. So far he has not shown much in the punt return game and he has not caught many passes.