"I didn't expect anything less," said Abdullah on Newby's performance. "He's been showing good signs in practice that he's ready to come in and compete. It's the same thing as with Imani, you saw a good little bit of what you can expect from Terrell this year and what's to come."
Nebraska fans knew Newby would play, but to the extent of how much was one of the biggest story-lines coming into the against Wyoming. The California native wasn't for sure himself, considering he's still got a huge learning curve.
"It's a lot to know," said Newby. "In high school, you can kind of get away with just knowing your position, but here now, you've got to know defenses, coverages, what the line's doing, fullbacks – all different types of things."
To hear more from Newby about his first game, listen to the audio below: