Nebraska Football: Three reasons the offense will be better in 2020

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#26 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers warms up before the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
The running game should be stronger

Dedrick Mills should be consistent in 2020. Last year, he had some rust at the beginning of the season. Towards the end of the season, he really turned it on, and he played at a high level. Mills would finish with 745 rushing yards on 143 attempts.

Nebraska also has several other capable backs in the backfield. Rahmir Johnson should be fun to watch, and his speed will definitely be an asset. Ronald Thompkins can also be an option as he redshirted last year.  Freshman Sevion Morrison and Marvin Scott III also have the potential to become key fixtures in the running game.

There is not a lot of proven depth at the running back position for Nebraska, but the depth is there. The duties will most likely fall to Mills, who showed he could be a valuable piece to the offense last season. Nebraska had 2,439 total rushing yards last year. Mills and quarterback Adrian Martinez, who had 626 rushing yards, were the big producers in that area.

Things should be able to even out a bit in 2020 as Nebraska football looks to establish more of a ground game.

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