Nebraska Football: 3 questions following the win over Indiana

Casey Thompson scores a touchdown against the Indiana Hoosiers (Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports)
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Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Trey Palmer catches a touchdown (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) /

Is Trey Palmer about to have a record-setting season for the Nebraska football team?

It’s true that when the Nebraska football team landed LSU transfer wide receiver Trey Palmer, there was quite a bit of excitement. However, if the last two games are any indication, it looks as though Palmer could have one of the best seasons ever, for a wide receiver.

Palmer has managed to show up game in and game out, with four receptions being the lowest catch total of the season, but he’s really broken out the last two games and he’s now on a pace that could see him put himself in the Nebraska football record books.

The school record for catches in a season is Marlon Lucky’s 75 receptions in 2007. Palmer already has 36 catches less than halfway through the season. Should he manage to continue to be the go-to receiver he’s looked like this season, it seems like that record could fall.

Against Oklahoma and Indiana, Palmer has taken it to another level, catching 18 passes for 249 yards. He’s also had his first two touchdowns of the season. Of course, last night Palmer easily had his best game of the year with 157 yards, including a 71-yarder.

There was a question coming into the season about just who would be the Huskers’ go to man when they needed a first down, and Palmer has certainly stepped up. Wins are going to be key this year but now Nebraska football fans can also start watching Palmer to see if he can put up one heck of an individual accomplishment. For those wondering, Stanley Morgan has the most catches by a Huskers wide receiver with 70.