A huge impact

Nebraska freshman running back Terrell Newby looks like he will play a major role for the Huskers this season.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska running backs Ameer Abdullah and Imani Cross combined for 32 carries and 219 yards last Saturday against Wyoming, but weren't the main story line coming out of the game at the position. The honor went to true freshman Terrell Newby, who managed to rack up 15 carries of his, running for 76 yards in the process.

"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:

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Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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