Once again, professional photographer Dennis Hubbard provides us with game photos of the 20-7 win over Iowa.
I guess if there was an offensive player who deserves to have set a school record this season, it's Rex Burkhead. Burkhead set the single game carry record with 38 carries. The old record was 37 carries by Cory Ross, set against Michigan State in the 2003 Alamo Bowl
Cameron Meredith - glad he'll be back next season. Question for y'all - did Meredith emerge as this season's best defensive lineman? Or was that Baker Steinkuhler?
Before the season began, most people expected that Jeremiah Sirles would become one of Nebraska's best linemen. In the end, Sirles didn't play all that much, and Jermarcus Hardrick started every game at left tackle. The good news is that Sirles is a sophomore. The bad news - Yoshi moves on.
Not sure if there was a player more fun to watch this season than Lavonte David. David is a finalist for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's best linebacker. The award winner will be announced December 7th.
Taylor Martinez and his whacky throwing motion. He didn't get the big runs in this season like he did last, but he improved as an all-around quarterback.
Ameer Abdullah finished the regular season with 38 carries for 166 yards. If you'd have asked me which young back would have had the most carries, I'd have guessed it'd have been Aaron Green. He finished third, behind Braylon Heard, as Green had 24 carries for 105 yards, while Heard had 25 carries for 122 yards.
You wonder what a year in the strength and conditioning program will do for these guys.
Burkhead finished the regular season as the team's leading rusher. 261 carries for 1,315 yards and 15 TDs. He averaged 105.7 yards per game. Key thing is - most teams knew Burkhead was coming.
He also finished as the team's fourth-leading receiver with 16 receptions for 142 yards and 2 TDs. Needless to say, Nebraska's receivers did not catch a huge number of balls. The top receiver was Kenny bell with 29 receptions for 408 yards and 2 TDs. Brandon Kinnie was second, 22 catches for 257 yards and one TD, while Quincy Enunwa was third with 21 receptions for 293 yards and 2 TDs.
I guess you could say we'll have a lot of our passing game returning.
Andrew Green received more starts than the other young cornerbacks. Who'll lead the secondary after Alfonzo Dennard moves on to the NFL?
Will Compton played well this season. He'll be a huge part of the 2012 season.