Stanley Jean-Baptiste - This time last week I was writing how great SJB looked good against Wyoming at times. He was even better against Southern Miss, taking an interception back for a touchdown. It's amazing how far the converted wide receiver has come over the last two years. It can be argued he's the best defensive back on the squad at the moment. With his size and athleticism, NFL scouts have to be interested.
Randy Gregory – With four quarterback hurries on Saturday night, junior college transfer Randy Gregory is quickly becoming a force off the edges for the Huskers. His stock was pretty high going into the contest, but reached even newer heights, with even one article calling him a mini Jadeveon Clowney.
"I think Randy (Gregory) has a tremendous amount of ability. He's a very instinctive kid and he's an instinctive football player who understands a lot of things about the game," said Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini.
Josh Banderas – The freshman earned a start in only his second career game at Nebraska. Banderas did a very nice in pass coverage and seemed to have no issues calling out the defense.
"I'm still learning, but as far as the speed of the game, I think I've got it pretty much under hand," said Banderas. "The most speed and the most change from high school is before the snap. It's in the film room and knowing what to do on every snap. During the actual plays, it's just going out and playing football like I have forever."
Terrell Newby – The true freshman managed just eight carries, but did record more than sophomore Imani Cross. Newby once again showed to be a potential home run threat, with a 7.5 yard per carry average. The California native is going to break one eventually, he's too good not to. As long as he stays part of the offense, he's just another weapon defensive coordinators have to worry about. Who knows? Newby went to high school just 15 minutes away from UCLA. Maybe this is the game he breaks a long touchdown run.
Sam Foltz – If anyone thought the redshirt freshman's efforts against Wyoming was just luck, he had a even a better night against Southern Miss. Returners will have to learn to backup ten yards, because Foltz has constantly kicked over people's heads. He even placed a punt in the fourth quarter on the 3-yard line. Touch with a booming leg could earn Foltz all-conference honors this season – he's that good.
Matt Finnin – The junior college transfer played in the fourth quarter on Saturday night, but has yet to see meaningful snaps. Big Red Report projected it would take three or four games to get the mix for a starting spot, but it seems like he's behind that projection at the moment.
Mo Seisay – The senior played better on Saturday night than he did against Wyoming, but still struggled at times in coverage down-field.
David Santos – The linebacker took a backseat to Banderas, not seeing a series until what looked like to be the third quarter. He might have lost his starting spot in the nickel last week, but if the Huskers went to a base defense this week, we still think he would be guy in the middle.
"I hope he responds the right way. He has up to this point. He knew what the stakes were this week during practice and he's a prideful kid. Believe me, David is going to play a lot of football for us but when you're in a situation it's how you respond. I know David and what kind of a competitor he is, and he'll respond in the right way."