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Nebraska Football: Most Valuable Players vs. Indiana

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Here are the players that stepped up the most in Nebraska’s sixth win of the season.

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers went on the road and got the toughest win of the season so far. The Huskers are now 6-0 on the season. The defense stepped up and played arguably their best game of the season. The offense did just enough to win the game.

Offense: Terrell Newby

Newly stepped up in the running game when it mattered. He had some clutch runs on the final drive where Nebraska sealed the deal for the win. Newby finished with 22 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown. Not his best game of his career, but still helped Nebraska get the huge road win. The Husker run game finished with 45 carries for 152 yards and a touchdown. Nebraska needed to run the ball this game because Armstrong had his arguably worst performance of the year. Devine Ozigbo was also coming off of an ankle sprain during the bye week. Newby played well and without him, Nebraska probably does not win the game.

Honorable Mention: Stanley Morgan Jr.

Morgan Jr. played one of his best games of his career. The Nebraska receiving corp had some serious injuries going into this game. Jordan Westerkamp and Cethan Carter both were out for this game but should be back for the Purdue game next week. Morgan Jr. stepped up and had a key touchdown that gave Nebraska some serious momentum. He finished with 3 carries for 93 yards including a 72 yard touchdown catch. Morgan Jr. is only a sophomore and is going to get even better throughout his career at Nebraska. Very exciting player going forward.

Defense: Nebraska Blackshirts

This may seem a little too easy but the defense played incredible on Saturday afternoon. Nebraska struggled with tackling during the Illinois game a couple weeks ago. But they fixed that during the bye week and it was obvious during this game. The Nebraska secondary had two interceptions including the game winning INT on the final possession of the game. Indiana only had 333 yards of total offense. And for a team that is known for offense, that’s a pretty solid performance for the defense. Nebraska needed solid play from the defense in this game. With all of the offensive injuries, they needed to step up. They definitely did that. This win was Nebraska’s best win of the season. With Oregon struggling, wins over Northwestern and Indiana look pretty good.

Next up, Nebraska plays a struggling Purdue team in Lincoln. That should be a nice tune up game going into the game of the season... Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium. Buckle up Husker fans! It’s going to be a crazy ride!

So How did I do? Who else deserves MVP awards in this game. Let me know in the comments below!