Top-graded Nebraska Football defensive players from loss to Maryland
The Nebraska Football defense had the better day on Saturday by a wide margin. There was really only one play that could be marked down as “bad” and that was a 53 yard pass that set up Maryland’s only touchdown.
A couple of guys stood out the most in that performance.
The Huskers defensive back was not only the top graded defensive player but the top rated player overall. Brown had seven tackles, 2 pass breakups and a big forced fumble that stopped a Maryland drive in its tracks. All of that earned him a 90.1 overall grade.
The defensive lineman had 6 total tackles but one of those was bigger than others as it stopped another Terp drive cold. He also had a couple of passes batted down, as well as a quarterback hurry for a defense that didn’t put a ton of pressure on the QB yesterday. He ended the day with a total grade of 78.5 on Saturday.
The man affectionately known as The Polar Bear had himself yet another good game in what has been a great season under Tony White. He earned a 75.8 grade thanks to four tackles, a quarterback hurry and 3 “stops” as defined by PFF, which means he stopped runners short of gaining a first down.
Wright might not have gotten the top grade but he might have had the best game statwise of anyone on the Nebraska Football defense. He logged seven tackles, his first career interception, a forced fumble and earned a 70.7 grade.